CROSBY -- The Deerwood Devils men's hockey team recently finished the Lakes Area Hockey League with a 5-3 victory over Nisswa in the championship game of the Hallett Hockey Cup playoffs at the Hallett Community Center.
Left wing Dave Niemi had four goals and defenseman Tom Savaloja had a goal and two assists to lead the Devils.
Deerwood defeated Baxter 4-2 in the semifinals.
The Devils, sponsored by Coach's Bar and Restaurant in Deerwood, finished the season with a 12-game win streak and a 12-1-1 overall record.
Regular season standings
Deerwood Devils 10-1-1 (21 points)
Brainerd Bucks 10-1-1 (21)
Nisswa 9-3-0 (18)
Baxter 5-7-0 (10)
Pequot Lakes 4-8-0 (8)
Crosslake Wild 2-10-0 (4)
Brainerd Pylons 1-11-0 (2)
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