LITTLE FALLS - Ben Hanowski continued his chase for Johnny Pohl's 379 career points record with a hat trick and two assists as Class 1A's second ranked and unbeaten Little Falls Flyers roared by the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 9-1 in a Section 6-1A matchup Tuesday.
Hanowski is now 33 points shy of the state record.
Michael Sperl stopped 14 of the 15 shots he faced for the Flyers.
W-DC's goalie Allen Uselman stopped 46 shots and Dylan Carlisle scored the Wolverines only goal.
Wadena-Deer Creek 1 0 0 - 1
Little Falls 3 3 3 - 9
First period: LF-Ben Hanowski (Riley Hirsch) 12:28, WDC-Dylan Carlisle (Logan Meyer) 9:27, LF-Hanowski (Logan Kalis) 7:55, LF-Jordan Moll 4:32
Second period: LF-Hanowski 9:15 shg, LF-Joe Rydeen (Hirsch, Hanowski) 4:29, LF-Jordan Gosiak (Hanowski, Wesley Waytashek) 1:50 shg
Third period: LF-Hirsch (Kalis) 11:34 ppg, LF-Waytashek (Hanowski) 8:08 shg, LF-Ben Nelson (Adam Dougherty, Moll) 1:54
Shots on goal: LF 46, WDC 15
Goalies: LF-Sperl (14 saves); WDC-Allen Uselman (37 saves)
Overall: LF 18-0, WDC 11-8-1. Next game: Little Falls at St. Cloud Apollo 7 p.m. Thursday; Wadena-Deer Creek hosts St. Cloud Apollo 1 p.m. Saturday.
Northern Lakes 6, W-H-A 0
WALKER - Sophmore's Jake Box and Tyler Heinlen notched their first varsity goals helping the Northern Lakes Lightning to a 6-0 victory over the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Wolves Tuesday.
Cody Chambers, Sam Johnson, Justin Miska and Max Engen scored goals for Northern Lakes and Trey Flesch stopped all 15 shots he faced.
Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 0 0 0 - 0
Northern Lakes 0 2 4 - 6
Second period: NL-Cody Chambers (Max Engen, Charlie Hollinbeck) 11:46, NL-Jake Box (Ryan Donovan) 7:06
Third period: NL-Sam Johnson (Justin Miska) 16:15, NL-Tyler Heinlen (Miska) 6:38, NL-Miska 5:50, NL-Engen (Hollinbeck, Chambers) 1:35
Shots on goal: NL 35, WHA 15
Goalies: NL-Trey Flesch (15 saves); WHA-Micah Bank (29 saves)
Overall: NL 14-3-3. Next game: Northern Lakes at Bagley 7 p.m. Thursday.
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