BREEZY POINT - Alec Fitch scored four goals and Jacob Travis tallied one goal and four assists to get the Northern Lakes Lightning off to a quick start in an 8-1 season-opening victory over Bagley/Fosston at Breezy Point.
The Lightning started off with a bang in the non-conference matchup with five first-period goals. After a scoreless second period, Northern Lakes outscored Bagley-Fosston 3-0 in the third period. The Lightning totalled 52 shots on goal. Joey Bergquist had 15 saves on 16 shots.
Bagley-Fosston 1 0 0 - 1
Northern Lakes 5 0 3 - 8
First period: NL Jacob Travis (Connor Chambers) :27, NL Alec Fitch (Chambers, Travis) 2:11, NL Fitch (Travis) 2:44, NL Andy Sorben (Kegan Couture) 10:09, NL Chambers (Travis) 14:56; BF Cole Young (Cole Gubrud) 15:05
Third period: NL Fitch (Travis) 8:20, NL Fitch (Gaven Bickford) ppg 14:38, NL Kyle Narveson (Ben Moe) 14:51
Shots on goal: NL 52, BF 16
Goalies: NL- Joey Bergquist (15 saves); BF- Kenneth Davis (44 saves)
Overall: NL 1-0. Next: Northern Lakes at Brainerd 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Little Falls 6, Hibbing 1
HIBBING - Joey Hanowski scored four goals against Hibbing/Chisholm to lead the Little Falls Flyers to a 6-1 victory over the Bluejackets in a non-conference season-opener for both teams on Friday.
Adam Dougherty had one goal and two assists and Mike Anez finished with three assists.
The Flyers were outshot 34-33 but Michael Stumpf had a big night in goal for Little Falls with 33 saves.
Little Falls 1 4 1 - 6
Hibbing 0 0 1 - 1
First period: LF Joey Hanowski (Luke Majerle) 9:55
Second period: LF Hanowski (Majerle, Adam Dougherty) :31, LF Dougherty (Mike Anez) 12:10, LF Austin Bjorge (Mitch Gregory, Alex Nelson) 16:01, LF J. Hanowski (Hunter Hanowski, Anez) ppg 16:57
Third period: HC Mike Pechnovnik (Nick DeCenzo, Joe Anderson) ppg 4:31; LF J. Hanowski (Anez, Dougherty) 7:15
Shots on goal: LF 33, H 34
Goalies: LF- Michael Stumpf (33 saves), H- Nathan Tromp (27 saves)
Overall: LF 0-0. Next: at Virginia 7:30 p.m. Friday.
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