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A Detroit Lakes player pursues Wolverines forward Michael Behl during a physical game Friday at Wadena Ice Arena.

Wolverines battle hard, lose to Patriots

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The Wolverines battled back from a 4-0 deficit, but couldn't claim the victory Dec. 17.

Northern Lakes took an early lead in the first period, with back to back goals at the 5:08 and 5:24 marks. They further extended their lead with a goal at 9:10 and a power play goal at 16:02. The Wolverines had just four attempts in the first, but goalie Jaeger Reed denied all shots.

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After the Patriots put up another point a little over one minute into the second, the Wolverines came with their claws out , earning a power play goal by Mitchell Janson with an assist by Michael Behl and Dylan Phillips. Elias Lehti also scored unassisted on a powerplay at the 6:58 mark, closing the Patriot lead 5-2.

The Wolverines owned the scoring in the third period with an even-strength goal by Dylan Phillips. Phillips was unassisted.

The Wolverines simply ran out of time to close the gap and penalties hindered their progress. Mike Behl received a game misconduct for checking from behind late in the third period, forcing the Wolverines to play one man down for the rest of the third.

Sophomore goalie Reid Miller started for the first time and stopped a respectable 26 shots. Patriots' Reed stopped 17 shots on the net.

The Wolverines challenged Detroit Lakes Friday night and will host Wahpeton, Proctor and Redwood Valley in a holiday tournament Dec. 27 and 28.

NL: 4 1 0 - 5

WDC 0 2 1 - 3

First Period

NL: Reed (Blanchette, Rickard) 5:08

NL: Blanchette (Reed, Rickard) 5:24

NL: Maucieri (Hyytinen) 9:10

NL: Olson 16:02

Second Period

NL: Tangen (Blanchette) 1:20

WDC: Janson (Behl, Phillips) 5:37

WDC: Lehti 6:58

Third Period

WDC: Phillips 10:27

Saves

Reed (NL) 17

Miller (WDC) 26

Wolverines suffer loss to Detroit Lakes 12-4

The Wolverine icemen fell to the Lakers Friday night in a series of unanswered goals.

After taking an early lead with three goals, the Wolverines allowed 12 unanswered goals in the net. The Wolverines drew first blood with a goal 1:58 into the first period by Michael Behl, assisted by Jarrett Pettit. Dylan Phillips found the net at 2:44 into the first with an assist by Tyler Winkels. Scoring his first varsity goal, Elijah Schmitz found the net at 5:47 into the first with assists by Mitchell Janson and Austin Sutherland.

The Lakers turned on the heat and began an onslaught of 12 unanswered goals beginning late in the first and extending late into the third period.

The Wolverines' fourth and final goal of the evening was placed by Sutherland at the 13:35 mark. Schmitz was credited with the assist.

DL: 2 7 3 - 12

WDC: 3 0 1 - 4

First Period

WDC: Behl (Pettit) 1:58

WDC: Phillips (Winkels) 2:44

WDC: Schmitz (Janson, Sutherland) 5:47

DL: Hallisey (Paskey, Johnson) 8:42

DL: Boomgarden (Fritz, Hermann) 11:13

Second Period

DL: Richard (Nelson, Steele) 0:33 SH

DL: Lysford (Richards, Deconcini) 5:58

DL: Hermann 10:10

DL: Hermann ( Richards) 15:03

DL: Lysford (Richards) 15:13

DL: Deconcini (Richards, Lysford) 15:33

DL: Hallisey (Paskey) 16:59 PP

Third period

DL: Lysford (Dahl) 2:05

DL: Steele 2:44

DL: Deconcini (Richards) 12:01

WDC: Sutherland (Schmitz) 13:35

Saves

Steele (DL) 17

Janson (WDC) 26

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