WILLMAR - Ben Hanowski of Little Falls pulled within three points of owning the state record with a six-point game in an 8-2 victory against Willmar in Central Lakes Conference play Tuesday.
Hanowski had two goals and four assists and trails the 378 points scored by state record holder Johnny Pohl of Red Wing.
Riley Hirsch scored three goals and had an assist for the undefeated and second-ranked Flyers.
Little Falls 5 1 2 - 8
Willmar 1 1 0 - 2
First period: LF-Ben Hanowski (Izaak Berglund, Wesley Waytashek) 2:36, LF- Hanowski (Riley Hirsch, Logan Kalis) 7:41, LF- Hirsch (Waytashek, Hanowski) 7:54, LF-Hirsch (Jordan Gosiak, Michael Sperl) PP 9:30, W-Rory Schneider (Trent Fader) PP 11:15, LF-Gosiak (Waytashek, Hanowski) 15:10
Second period: W-Grant Schow (Liam Johnston, Gabe Amon) 7:49, LF-Hirsch (Hanowski) 15:16
Third period: LF-Ben Nelson (Jordan Moll) 2:22, LF-Waytashek (Hanowski, Izaak Berglund) 7:34
Shots on goal: LF-37 W-28
Goalies: LF-Michael Sperl 26 saves, W-Ben Leitch 29 saves
Conference: LF 15-0. Overall: LF 24-0. Next: St. Cloud Apollo at LF 7:15 p.m. Thursday.
Northern Lakes 4, Prairie Centre 2
BREEZY POINT - Chris Smieja had a goal and assist for the Northern Lakes Lightning in a 4-2 win over the Prairie Centre Stars in a regular-season finale Tuesday.
Prairie Centre 1 0 1 - 2
Northern Lakes Lightning 2 1 1 - 4
First period: PC-Travis Moller 2:41, NL-Ben Kepner (Charlie Hollinbeck) 11:42, NL-Kyler Decent (Chris Smieja) 13:32
Second period: NL-Max Engen (Denver Monn) 1:42
Third period: NL-Smieja (Collin Burke) 2:29, PC-Moller (Colby Deters) 5:52
Shots on goal: PC 16, NL 39
Goalies: PC Marcus Tomsche (35 saves), NL Trey Flesch (14 saves)
Overall: 18-4-3. Next: Northern Lakes vs. TBA in Section 8-2A play-in game Saturday.
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