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Area Boys Hockey: Little Falls wins seventh straight

Posted: January 11, 2012 - 12:20am

ST. CLOUD —Ben Newman and Austin Bjorge scored two goals each for the Little Falls Flyers in a 5-1 non-conference victory over the St. Cloud Tech Tigers Tuesday night at St. Cloud State University.

It was the seventh straight win for Little Falls, which had started the season 3-6 and has outscored its last five opponents 24-3.

Michael Holthaus scored the other goal for the Flyers and was credited with two assists, both in the middle period when Little Falls pumped in four unanswered goals after the Tigers had taken a 1-0 lead.

Luke Majerle had assists on both of Newman’s goals.

Michael Stumpf had 19 saves as the Flyers outshot the Tigers 42-20.

St. Cloud Tech 1 0 0 — 1

Little Falls 0 0 4 — 5

First period: SCT-Isaac Hiltner (Zach Siemers, Tanner Skaja) 11:13

Second period: LF-Ben Newman (Luke Majerle) pp 3:00, LF-Michael Holthaus (Joey Hanowski) 4:04, LF-Newman (Majerle, Holthaus) pp 15:57, LF-Austin Bjorge (Mitch Gregory, Holthaus) 16:38

Third period: LF-Bjorge :42

Shots on goal: LF 42, SCT 20

Goalies: LF-Michael Stumpf (19 saves); SCT-Jade Frank (37 saves)

Overall: LF 10-6. Next: Little Falls hosts Detroit Lakes 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Northern Lakes 2,

Morris-Benson 1

BREEZY POINT — Connor Chambers scored both goals in the Northern Lakes Lightning’s 2-1 non-conference win over the Morris-Benson Storm Tuesday.

Goalie Joey Bergquist turned aside 32 shots as the Storm outshot the Lightning 35-33.

Morris-Benson 0 1 0 — 1

Northern Lakes 1 1 0 — 2

First period: NL-Connor Chambers 6:51

Second period: NL-Chambers (Ben Moe) 5:51, M-B-Mac Beyer (Tanner Pricht

Third period: none

Shots on goal: NL 33, M-B 35

Goalies: NL-Joey Bergquist (32 saves); M-B-Matt Huot (33 saves).

Overall: NL 7-8-1. Next: Northern Lakes at Moose Lake 7 p.m. Thursday.