The Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato Dragons hit the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines with five first period goals Friday in a 7-5 victory on the WDC rink.

The Dragons were on fire in the first period as they unleashed 21 shots and scored three power play goals.

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Jared Peterson opened the scoring 3:51 into the game with a power play goal. Orrin Grangroth scored a second power play goal at 4:03.

After Michael Behl came up with a short-handed goal at 4:51 with an assist from Jarrett Pettit, the Dragons got their third power play goal from Troy Ryynanen at 7:11. Goals by Grangroth and Luke Benson put the Dragons up by four going into the second period.

Blaine Cooper's first varsity goal of the season 19 seconds into the second period gave the Wolverines new life. An unassisted goal by Elijah Schmitz 9:52 into the period made it a 5-3 game.

The Dragons went back on the power play to score their only second period goal. David Raisanen found the net with just over four minutes left. His goal was answered at 16:20 by Thomas Brekke's unassisted goal.

Both clubs tallied once in the third period with Isak Haataja scoring for the Dragons and Behl scoring for the Wolverines.

The Dragons were 4-of-5 on the power play.

Toby Wood kicked out 38 shots for WDC. Dylan Lemke stopped 13 for the Dragons.

LDC 5 1 1 - 7

WDC 1 3 1 - 5

First Period

LDC: Jared Peterson (David Raisanen, Ben Haugo) 3:51 PP

LDC: Orrin Grangroth (Casey Peterson, Isak Haataja) 4:03 PP

WDC: Michael Behl (Jarrett Pettit) 4:51 SH

LDC: Troy Ryynanen (Grangroth, Joe Janckila) 7:11 PP

LDC: Grangroth (Luke Benson) 10:38

LDC: Benson (unassisted) 14:23

Second Period

WDC: Blaine Cooper (Dylan Phillips, Thomas Brekke)


WDC: Elijah Schmitz (unassisted) 9:52

LDC: Raisanen (Haugo) 12:59 PP

WDC: Brekke (unassisted) 16:20

Third Period

LDC: Haataja (Grangroth) 1:52

WDC: Behl (unassisted) 9:13


Toby Wood (WDC) 38; Dylan Lemke (LDC) 13

WDC 10, B/W 4

Michael Behl scored four goals and Dylan Phillips added a hat trick as the Wolverines trounced Breckenridge/Wahpeton Tuesday at the Wadena Hockey Arena.

Behl, who had five goals and two assists in an 8-2 romp over Bagley/Fosston Nov. 25, scored a hat trick in the first period as the Wolverines blitzed the Blades early by scoring the first four goals of the game. Austin Sutherland also iced a goal for the Wolverines.

The Blades turned the tide later in the first period with Easton Elbes and Hunter Rittenour scoring goals to cut WDC's lead to 4-2.

Nolan Wamje trimmed WDC's lead to one 13 seconds into the second period when he scored an unassisted goal.

Dylan Phillips took up the scoring slack for the Wolverines when he iced a power play goal at the 3:31 mark. Elyjah Hansen made it a one goal difference at 11:53. Phillips collected his second goal at 12:27 and Dylan McManigle found the net at 13:03 for an 8-4 cushion.

Phillips and Behl both scored third period goals to give the Wolverines their second straight six-goal victory.

Reid Miller started in goal for the Wolverines and kicked out 18 shots. Toby Wood relieved Miller and stopped all seven of the shots he faced.

Behl had a playmaker for WDC while Josh Daigneault, Jarrett Pettit and Mitchell Janson were all credited with two assists. Sutherland joined Thomas Brekke, Jake Johnson and Blaine Cooper with solo assists.

The Wolverines improved to 2-1.

Breck/Wahpeton 2 2 0 - 4

WDC 4 4 2

First Period

WDC: Michael Behl (Jarrett Pettit) :21

WDC: Austin Sutherland (Behl) 4:00

WDC: Behl (Thomas Brekke, Mitchell Janson) 6:35

WDC: Behl (unassisted) 8:10

BW: Easton Elbes (Joseph Smith) 12:38 PP

BW: Hunter Rittenour (Elyjah Hansen, Tyler Barth) 15:21

Second Period

BW: Noaln Wamje (unassisted) :13

WDC: Dylan Phillips (Behl) 3:31 PP

WDC: Elijah Schmitz (Behl, Josh Daigneault) 9:07

BW: Hansen (Landen Nordich, Smith) 11:53

WDC: Phillips (Pettit, Sutherland) 12:27

WDC: Dylan McManigle (Janson, Jake Johnson) 13:03

Third Period

WDC: Phillips (Daigneault) :43

WDC: Behl (Pettit, Blaine Cooper) 14:03


Reid Miller (WDC) 18, Toby Wood (WDC) 7; Tim Breuer (BW) 18