WILLMAR — Matt Pohlkamp turned in a hat trick and assisted on a fourth goal as Class 2A’s 17th-ranked Brainerd Warriors rolled past the Willmar Cardinals 6-1 in a Central Lakes Conference game Tuesday night.
Also scoring goals for the 8-0 Warriors were Mason Severson, Mitch McLain and Aaron Rich.
McLain, Jed Rusk and Cole Smith each had two assists.
Brainerd outshot Willmar 30-11 with goalie Jared Stearns giving up the one goal on a Cardinal power play in the third period.
Willmar 0 0 1 — 1
Brainerd 1 3 2 — 6
First period: Brd-Matt Pohlkamp (Logan Rivard, Jed Rusk) 13:39
Second period: Brd-Mason Severson (Cole Smith, Aaron Rich) 2:39, Brd-Mitch McLain (Gaven Motschenbacher) pp 10:16, Brd-Rich (Severson, Smith) 14:02
Third period: W-Hunter Mottinger (Trey Tollefson, Chris Odens pp 7:27, Brd-Matt Pohlkamp (McLain) 11:05, Matt Pohlkamp (McLain, Rusk) 12:22
Shots on goal: Brd 30, W 11
Goalies: Brd-Jared Stearns (10 saves); W-Derek Baker (24 saves);
Conference: Brd 4-0. Overall: Brd 8-0. Next: Bemidji at Brainerd 7:15 p.m. Thursday.