WADENA — Ben Moe turned in a hat trick to lead the Northern Lakes Lightning past the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 7-2 in a Mid-State Conference game Thursday.
Netting two goals apiece were Nick Blanchette and Kegan Couture.
Scoring for the Wolverines were Bridger Pettit and Mike Paavola.
Mitch Stangel picked up the win in net for Northern Lakes making 23 saves.
Northern Lakes 2 3 2 — 7
Wadena-Deer Creek 1 1 0 — 2
First period: NL-Ben Moe 10:06; NL-Moe (Hunter Leslie, Gaven Bickford) 16:23; WDC-Mike Paavola (Mike Behl, Dylan Phillips) 16:45
Second period: NL-Kegan Couture (Moe, Bickford) ppg 4:00; WDC-Bridger Pettit shg 5:39; NL-Couture (Kyle Narveson, Bickford) 10:16; NL-Moe (Leslie, Dalton Rickard) 16:01
Third period: NL-Nick Blanchette shg 4:59; NL-Blanchette 16:36
Shots on goal: WDC 25, NL 24
Goalies: WDC-Cory McManigle 34:00 (13 saves), Wesley Janson 17:00 (4 saves); NL-Mitch Stangel (23 saves)
Conference: NL 2-4-0, WDC 3-4-0. Overall: NL 10-11-0, WDC 12-10-0. Next: Northern Lakes hosts Detroit Lakes 3 p.m. Saturday at Breezy Point; Wadena-Deer Creek vs. Prairie Centre at Long Prairie 7 p.m. Friday.
■ Little Falls 7, Mora 2
LITTLE FALLS — Spencer Fenske racked up five points with a pair of goals and three assists to lead Class 1A’s 12th ranked Little Falls Flyers to a 7-2 win over the Mora/Hinckley-Finlayson Mustangs in Thursday’s Granite Ridge Conference game.
Taylor Kottschade also netted two goals while Matthew Stumpf, Austin Bjorge and Ben Newman each scored once.
Michael Stumpf turned aside all seven shots he faced through two periods before giving way in net to JD Jopp, who stopped two of four in the third stanza.
Mora 0 0 2 — 2
Little Falls 0 4 3 — 7
Second period: LF-Matthew Stumpf (Mack Anez, Ben Newman) 3:22; LF-Spencer Fenske 7:08; LF-Newman (Fenske) 10:35; LF-Fenske (Anez, Austin Bjorge) ppg 15:40
Third period: LF-Bjorge (Fenske, Nathan Adamietz) 4:24; LF-Taylor Kottschade (Fenske) 7:01; LF-Kottschade (Austin Fenske) 9:00; M-Derek Graves (Hunter Wedin) 13:00; M-Wedin 13:49
Shots on goal: LF 41, M 11
Goalies: LF-Michael Stumpf 34:00 (7 saves), JD Jopp 17:00 (2 saves); M-Tanner Baxley (40 saves)
Conference: LF 1-3-0. Overall: LF 17-5-0. Next: Little Falls at St. Cloud Cathedral 2:45 p.m. Saturday.