BREEZY POINT - With a goal in the first and two more in the second, Sam Johnson collected a hat trick powering the Northern Lakes Lightning past the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 3-1 during Mid-State Conference action Thursday.
Collin Burke picked up two assists and Cody Chambers, Connor Chambers and Jace Goodmanson each had one for the Lightning.
Brennan Wallace scored on an assist by Tyler Schmitz accounting for the Wolverines' lone goal.
Joey Bergquist finished with 15 saves for the Lightning and Tyler Muehler collected 47 for the Wolverines.
Wadena-Deer Creek 0 1 0 - 1
Northern Lakes 1 2 0 - 3
First period: NL-Sam Johnson (Jace Goodmanson) 5:59
Second period: NL-Johnson (Cody Chambers, Collin Burke) 7:53, Johnson (Burke, Connor Chambers). WDC-Brennan Wallace (Tyler Schmitz) 15:01
Shots on goal: NL 50, WDC 16
Goalies: NL-Joey Bergquist (15 saves); WDC-Tyler Muehler (47 saves)
Conference: NL 1-1, WDC 0-1. Overall: NL 2-2, WDC 1-3. Next game: Northern Lakes at Monticello 7:15 p.m. Tuesday; Wadena-Deer Creek at Kittson Central 2 p.m. Saturday.
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