MOORHEAD — Josh Archibald and Mason Fussy scored goals for the Brainerd Warriors in a 3-2 Section 8-2A loss to the Moorhead Spuds on Saturday.
It was just the second loss in eight games for Brainerd while Moorhead improved to 2-1-1.
Cody Rahman put the Spuds on top at 10:19 of the first.
Just 21 seconds into the second period, Eric Brenk put Moorhead in front 2-0.
Archibald closed the gap to 2-1 at 10:03 of the second, assisted by Gaven Motschenbacher and Matt Pohlkamp.
Evan Cook scored the final Moorhead goal at 12:06. Brainerd’s Mason Fussy scored the game’s final goal, unassisted, 25 seconds later.
The Warriors outshot Moorhead 26-25. Jared Stearns made 22 saves for Brainerd.
Brainerd 0 2 0 — 2
Moorhead 1 2 0 — 3
First period: Moor-Cody Rahman (Simon Selberg) 10:19.
Second period: Moor-Eric Brenk (Nicholas Uglem) 0:21. Brd-Josh Archibald (Gaven Motschenbacher, Matt Pohlkamp) ppg 10:03. Moor-Evan Cook (Uglem, Noah Julin) 12:06. Brd-Mason Fussy 12:31.
Third period: No scoring
Shots on goal: Brd 12-6-8—26, Moor 13-6-6—25
Goalies: Brd-Jared Stearns (22 saves), Michael Bitzer (24 saves)
Overall: Brd 6-2-0. Next: Brainerd at Grand Rapids 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.