ROSEVILLE -- Pete Larson and Mike Baker each had four-point games as the Brainerd Warriors beat Coon Rapids 7-4 for seventh place in the Schwan Cup Silver Division boys' hockey tournament Thursday at Roseville Skating Center.
Larson had two goals and two assists and Baker had a goal and three assists as the Warriors finally notched a win following shootout losses to Apple Valley and Benilde St. Margaret's.
"We played three quality teams in three days," Warriors coach Ty Eigner said. "It was positive for us to be down here and play in this tournament.
"We were leading Benilde St. Margaret's 5-2 and had a chance to win if we finish it off. To lose two shootouts to two quality teams we can't be disappointed. To come back (Thursday) and finish on a strong note certainly was good to see."
Brainerd built a 6-1 lead after two periods and withstood a three-goal Coon Rapids comeback in the third.
"We played well for two periods," Eigner said. "We didn't come out in the third and play as well as we did in the first two."
Ryan Peltoma and Mike Germain each had a goal and assist for the Warriors.
Boys' Silver Division
Roseville Skating Center
Coon Rapids 1 0 3 -- 4
Brainerd 3 3 1 -- 7
First period: CR, Preston Ghizoni (Andy Wrzos) 5:56. Brd, Ryan Peltoma (Mike Baker) 7:50. Brd, Pete Larson (Baker) 8:28. Brd, Baker (Pete Larson, Carl Sneep) 16:21.
Second period: Brd, Mike Germain (Larson, Peltoma) 1:18. Brd, Kiel Browne (Jared Hoppe) 2:55. 7, Brd, Larson (Germain, Baker) 12:44.
Third period: CR, Bobby Moe :34. CR, Brennan Vargas (Andy Wrzos) 6:43. CR, Kyle Labrant (Mark Peterson) 10:33. Brd, Zack Lundbohm 14:42.
Shots on goal - CR 6-6-15--27; Brd 10-8-6--24
Power plays - CR 2-4; Brd 1-2
Saves: CR, Adam Miller 12, CR, Blake Wenlund 5; Brd, Nick Whichello 23
Overall -- Brd 8-2-3. Next game -- River Lakes at Brainerd 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
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