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Detroit Lakes' Connor Collins (22) puts pressure on the Wadena-Deer Creek goal Jan. 31 as WDC's Shane Motschenbacher (19) tries to shield goalie Cory McManigle (33) during first period play at the Wadena Ice Arena. Looking on are Detroit Lakes' Ryan DeConcini (19) and WDC's Jake Krause (26) and Mitchell Swanson (6). Photo by Brian Hansel, Pioneer Journal

Wolverines skate past Red Lake Falls 6-3

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Wolverines skate past Red Lake Falls 6-3
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Mitchell Swanson and Bridger Pettit both scored twice Tuesday night as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines rallied for a 6-3 road win over Red Lake Falls.


The Wolverines found themselves trailing 1-0 after the first period, but outshot the Eagles 23-14 the rest of the way.

Christian Berg and Mike Paavola also iced goals for the Wolverines. Swanson, Berg and Jake Krause all had two assists.

Wesley Janson kicked out 19 shots in earning the victory.

The Wolverines improved to 12-9.

Chris Holman's club hosts Morris/Benson on Tuesday.

WDC 6, Red Lake Falls 3

WDC 0 3 3 - 6

RLF 1 0 2 - 3

First Period

RLF: Ryan Amiot ((Devin McGlynn, Zack Landman) 5:42

Second Period

WDC: Mitchell Swanson (Dylan Phillips) 2:42

WDC: Christian Berg (Jake Krause) 7:31

WDC: Bridger Pettit (Swanson, Berg) 16:59 PP

Third Period

WDC: Mike Paavola (unassisted) 2:31

RLF: Landman (Amiot) 4:53

WDC: Pettit (Krause, Swanson) 9:21

WDC: Swanson (Berg) 14:08

RLF: Alex Erickson (Tristian Knott, Austen Hanson) 16:47


Wesley Janson (WDC) 19; Wyatt Casavan (RLF) 24

Kittson Co. Central 5, WDC 4

Alex Vagle iced the winning goal Feb. 1 as the Bears tripped the Wolverines in a rematch at Hallock.

Vagle's unassisted goal came at the 6:07 mark of the final period.

The Wolverines grabbed a 2-0 first period lead behind unassisted goals from Bridger Pettit.

Kittson County Central stormed back in the second period with goals from Bill Thorsteinson, Joey Pastir and Kyle Petersburg.

The Wolverines tied the game at 3-all as Pettit set up Christian Berg with a power play goal just 31 seconds into the third period.

Nick Kasprowicz iced a short-handed goal to put KCC up 4-3, but Mitchell Swanson tied the game with a short-handed goal of his own.

Tucker Cosley earned the victory with 23 saves. Wesley Janson kicked out 34 shots in the loss.

KCC 5, WDC 4

WDC 2 0 2 - 4

KCC 0 3 2 - 5

First Period

WDC: Bridger Pettit (unassisted) 10:49

WDC: Pettit (unassisted) 15:07

Second Period

KCC: Billy Thorsteinson (Anders Lindegard, Scott Mortenson) :55 PP

KCC: Joey Pastir (Thorsteinson) 8:47

KCC: Kyle Petersburg (Dalton Klegstad, Alex Strege) 12:49 PP

Third Period

WDC: Christian Berg (Pettit) :31 PP

KCC: Nick Kasprowicz (Klegstad) 1:10 SH

WDC: Mitchell Swanson (Pettit) 5:38 SH

KCC: Alex Vagle (unassisted) 6:07


Wesley Janson (WDC) 35; Tucker Cosley (KCC) 23

WDC 5, Detroit Lakes 4 OT

Dylan Phillips scored the winning goal in overtime Jan. 31 as the Wolverines topped Mid-State Conference foe Detroit Lakes.

The WDC freshman broke a 4-all tie with an unassisted goal at the 7:59 mark.

Christian Berg iced two goals for the Wolverines while Mike Paavola and Mitchell Swanson both scored once.

Mike Behl collected two assists in the victory. Otto Ashp, Jake Krause and Bridger Pettit were also credited with assists.

Cory McManigle stopped 34 shots for the Wolverines.

Four different skaters scored for the Lakers. Jonathan Hallisey scored the game-tying goal in the third period at the 8:39 mark.

WDC 5, Detroit Lakes 4

DL 1 2 1 - 4

LA 2 0 2 - 5

First Period

WDC: Christian Berg (Mitchell Swanson) 9:05

WDC: Mike Paavola (Mike Behl, Otto Asp) 10:08

DL: Ryan DeConcini (Connor Collins, Austin Rusness) 10:40

Second Period

DL: Kyle Herrmann (Casey Paskey, Michael Herrmann) 11:48

DL: Taylor Johnson (Joe Solberg, Sam Velde) 14:50

Third Period

WDC: Berg (Bridger Pettit) :11

WDC: Swanson (Behl, Jake Krause) 7:41

DL: Jonathan Hallisey (Michael Hermann) 8:39


WDC: Dylan Phillips (unassisted) 7:59


MacKenzie Steele (DL) 17; Cory McManigle (WDC) 34

Brian Hansel
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