Boys Hockey: Particular groups spark Park Rapids’ 3-1 win over Prairie Heart – Park Rapids Enterprise | Coys Information


PARK RAPIDS – Manufacturing on particular groups within the third interval proved to be the distinction because the Park Rapids-Menahga-Nevis-Walker-Hackensack-Akeley boys hockey workforce rallied for a 3-1 Mid-State Convention victory over Prairie Heart on the Ted. O. Johnson Ice Area on Tuesday, January 24.

Scoring a pair of power-play targets and slipping away 4 penalties within the remaining interval helped the Panthers pull out the win and avenge a 6-1 loss to Prairie Heart earlier this season.

Regardless of holding a 17-11 benefit in pictures on objective, the Panthers trailed 1-0 coming into the ultimate interval when Jesse Williams’ objective with 32 seconds to play within the first interval offered the one scoring.

After being outshot 8-3 within the opening interval, the Panthers fired 14 pictures on internet throughout a scoreless second interval. Park Rapids failed to attain on a pair of energy play alternatives in that interval.

Simply 32 seconds into the third interval, Prairie Heart was referred to as for a 5-minute main penalty for checking from behind. Park Rapids capitalized on that energy play alternative when Joey Hillukka tied the sport on the 4:18 mark and Braden Stewart adopted 19 seconds later for a 2-1 lead. Josh Hillukka assisted on the Panthers’ game-tying objective whereas Joey Hillukka and Jeron Pinoniemi arrange what proved to be the game-winner.

Prairie Heart had a number of possibilities to tie the sport down the stretch, however could not produce. After failing to attain on the ability play 5:18 into the interval, the North Stars acquired a 5-on-3 benefit for 1:14 beginning with 6:02 to play and adopted with one other energy play alternative with 3:29. remaining Park Rapids was in a position to slide off these penalties and sealed the win when Stewart tallied an empty-net objective with 35 seconds to play.

Goalie Sawyer Torkelson made 15 saves because the Panthers improved to 4-3 in convention play and 9-5 total. The North Stars, who went 0 for five on the ability play, fell to 2-8 within the convention and 5-10 total.

FIRST PERIOD: 1, Prairie Centre, Williams (Lambrecht, Christians), 16:28. Penalties: Prairie Heart 1, Park Rapids 1.

SECOND PERIOD: No scoring. Penalties: Prairie Heart 2, Park Rapids 0.

THIRD PERIOD: 1, Park Rapids, Joey Hillukka (Josh Hillukka), 4:18. 2, Park Rapids, Stewart (Joey Hillukka, J. Pinoniemi), 4:37. 3, Park Rapids, Stewart, 4:25 p.m. Penalties: Prairie Heart 2, Park Rapids 4.

GOALIE SAVE: Prairie Heart (Holman) 3-14-2-19. Park Rapids (Torkelson) 7-3-5-15.



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