PAYNESVILLE — Adam Dougherty punched in the winning goal as the Little Falls Flyers edged the River Lakes Stars 3-2 in overtime in Thursday’s Central Lakes Conference game.
Matt Stumpf and Ben Newman recorded first period goals for the conference-leading Flyers. Mike Stumpf recorded 28 saves in net for Class 1A’s 12th-ranked Flyers.
Little Falls 2 0 0 1 — 3
River Lakes 1 1 0 0 — 2
First period: RL-Devon Savage (Austin Athmann) 2:11; LF-Matt Stumpf (Ben Newman, Mike Holthaus) 3:15; LF-Newman (Stumpf) 6:07
Second period: RL-Koleby Dingman 3:58
Extra period: LF-Adam Dougherty (Mitch Gregory, Joey Hanowski) 4:51
Shots on goal: LF 38, RL 30
Goalies: LF-Mike Stumpf (28 saves), RL-Andrew Groseclose (35 saves)
Conference: LF 7-0-1. Overall: LF 12-1-2. Next: Willmar at Little Falls 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Moose Lake 6, Northern Lakes 4
BREEZY POINT — Northern Lakes rallied from a 5-1 deficit after two periods to pull within a goal with less than a minute to play only to lose 6-4 when Moose Lake iced the game with an empty net goal in non-conference play Thursday.
Andy Sorben scored in the second period and the Lightning got third-period scores from John Houck, Kegan Couture and Connor Chambers.
Joe Herda made 32 saves in net for Northern Lakes, which was outshot 36-30
Moose Lake 3 2 1 — 6
Northern Lakes 0 1 3 — 4
First period: ML-Zach Cisar shg 2:00, ML-Tyler Cisar (Jake Cisar) 12:16, ML-Josh Cisar (Chris Gassert) 14:11
Second period: ML-Michael Gassert (Stephen Gassert, Jon Evenson) 4:32, NL-Andy Sorben (Blake Demars) 7:45, ML-Chris Gassert (Zach Cisar, Tyler Cisar) ppg 10:45
Third period: NL-John Houck (Tyler Heinlen) 4:00, NL-Kegan Couture (Gaven Bickford) 14:49, NL-Connor Chambers (Heinlen) ppg 16:17, ML-Tyler Cisar (Jake Cisar, Chris Gassert) eng 16:43
Shots on goal: ML 36, NL 30
Goalies: ML-Austin Lanoue (26 saves), NL-Joe Herda (32 saves)
Next: Kittson Central vs. Northern Lakes at Hallett Center, Crosby, 7 p.m. Friday.