WADENA — The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines grabbed a 3-0 lead less than six minutes into the game, but was unable to hang on losing 12-4 to the Detroit Lakes Lakers Friday in a Mid-State Conference contest.
It was the sixth straight loss for the Wolverines who have allowed at least five goals in each of those losses.
Michael Behl, Dylan Phillips and Elijah Schmitz scored first for the Wolverines and Austin Sutherland netted the final goal for WDC.
Detroit Lakes 2 7 3 — 12
Wadena-Deer Creek 3 0 1 — 4
First period: WDC-Michael Behl (Jarrett Pettit) 1:58; WDC-Dylan Phillips (Tyler Winkels) 2:44; WDC-Elijah Schmitz (Mitchell Janson, Austin Sutherland) 5:47; DL-Jonathan Hallisey (Casey Paskey, Taylor Johnson) 8:42; DL-Sam Boomgarden (Jacob Fritz, Michael Herrmann) 11:13
Second period: DL-Hallisey (Paskey) ppg :01; DL-Jon Richards shg :33; DL-Wilson Lysford (Richards, Ryan Deconcini) 5:58; DL-Herrmann 10:10; DL-Herrman (Richards) 15:03; DL-Lysford (Richards) 15:13; DL-Deconcini (Richards, Lysford) 15:33
Third period: DL-Lysford (Andrew Dahl) 2:05; DL-Tanner Steele 2:44; DL-Deconcini (Richards) 12:01; WDC-Sutherland (Schmitz) 13:35
Shots on goal: WDC 21, DL 38
Goalies: WDC-Wesley Janson (26 saves); DL-MacKenzie Steele (17 saves)
Conference: WDC 0-4. Overall: WDC 2-7. Next: Wadena-Deer Creek vs. Redwood Valley at Wadena-Deer Creek Tournament 7 p.m. Friday.