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BOYS HOCKEY: Warriors' section game time moved up

Posted: February 22, 2012 - 1:30pm

The Section 8-2A semifinal game between the Brainerd Warriors and Bemidji Lumberjacks has been moved from 7 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Bemidji Community Arena.

Brainerd is the third seed and Bemidji is No. 2. The Lumberjacks beat Brainerd 5-2 Dec. 22 in Brainerd. The Lumberjacks outshot Brainerd 34-25 and scored on two of six power plays.

In Tuesday’s quarterfinals, Brainerd eliminated No. 6 St. Cloud Tech 4-1 and Bemidji ousted No. 7 River Lakes 6-0.

Brainerd is led by Mitch McLain with 35 goals and 30 assists, followed by Matt Pohlkamp 26-36 and Aaron Rich 26-34.

Warriors goalie Jared Stearns is 17-3-0 with a 1.54 goals-against average and .922 save percentage.

The Lumberjacks are led by Matt Serratore with 14 goals and 18 assists, Jordan Heller 13-18 and John Forseth 14-9.

Bemidji goalie Gabe Heifort, who shut out River Lakes, is 5-2-0 with a 2.29 GAA and .922 save percentage. Ben Schram, who was in the net against Brainerd, is 10-8-0 with a 2.64 GAA and .885 save percentage.