Panthers stop Blue Devils 2-0
Alex Pederson iced two goals and Shania Johnson stopped 17 shots Friday as the Park Rapids Panthers blanked Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek 2-0 in the regular season finale for both clubs.
The Blue Devils ended the season with an 8-15-1 record while Park Rapids posted a 12-12-1 mark. The Panthers will take a four-game winning streak into the section playoffs.
Angela Hanson kicked out 33 Park Rapids shots.
The Section 6A quarterfinals begin Saturday.
LPGE/WDC 0 0 0 - 0
Park Rapids 1 1 0 - 2
PR: Alex Pederson (Lauren Naeve) 15:17
PR: Pederson (Tayah Otterness, Julia Renner) 6:55
Angela Hanson (BD) 33; Shania Johnson (PR) 17
Pequot Lakes 2, LPGE/WDC 1
Sam Bittner scored the game-winning goal at the 14:41 mark of the second period as Pequot Lakes squeaked out a 2-1 win Thursday over Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek.
The Blue Devils opened the scoring in the first period when McKenzie Christianson found the net at the 3:20 mark. Ashley Helseth was credited with the assist.
The Patriots tied the game at 6:17 of the first period as Isbella Abear took a feeder from Sam Gutzman.
Madison Galligan kicked out 21 shots for Pequot. Angela Hanson stopped 20 shots in the loss.
"The team played very well," LPGE/WDC head coach Geroge Behl said. "We came up a little short but we are peaking at the right time."
Pequot Lakes 1 1 0 - 2
LPGE/WDC 1 0 0 - 1
BD: McKenzie Christianson (Ashley Helseth) 3:20
PL: Isabella Abear (Sam Gutzman) 6:17
PL: Sam Bittner (Lexi Danielson) 14:41
Madison Galligan (PL) 21; Angela Hanson (BD) 20