The Brainerd/Little Falls Flying Warriors surrendered a 3-1 lead, allowing five goals in the third period, and lost 7-4 to the International Falls Broncos in Saturday’s non-conference game at Brainerd Area Civic Center.
After the Broncos’ Amy Auran scored 16 seconds into the game, successive goals by Tory Brown, C.J. Kendall and Maddie Ellingson put the Flying Warriors in front 3-1.
The Broncos scored the next five goals, four on power plays, for a 6-3 International Falls lead.
Brooke Mimmack scored for B/LF on a power play with 15 seconds left in the game.
Amber Tilander closed out the scoring for the Broncos with six seconds remaining.
Sara Wennerstrand made 14 saves for the Flying Warriors, who were coming off their second win of the season, 2-0 over River Lakes Jan. 17.
International Falls 1 1 5 — 7
Brainerd/Little Falls 2 1 1 — 4
First period: IF-Amy Auran (Hillary Fox) 0:16; BLF-Tory Brown (Mariah Lennander, Karli Ring) 5:52; BLF-C.J. Kendall 7:36
Second period: BLF-Maddie Ellingson (Kristina Anderson) 3:48; IF-Abby Auran (Amy Auran) ppg 10:02
Third period: IF-Rebekah Ford (Amy Auran) ppg 10:59; IF-Abby Auran (Ford) ppg 12:32; IF-Amy Auran (Fox) ppg 13:41; IF-Fox (Katie West) 14:28; BLF-Brooke Mimmack (Maren Brown) ppg 16:45; IF-Amber Tilander (Taylor Zawchenuk) 16:54
Shots on goal: BLF 12-10-4-26, IF 6-6-9-21
Goalies: BLF-Sara Wennerstrand (14 saves); IF-Taylor Fish (22 saves)
Overall: BLF 2-18-1. Next: Brainerd/Little Falls vs. St. Cloud Icebreakers at Little Falls 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.