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HOCKEY: Laker boys split two on the road

Grand Forks Red River snapped a four-game Detroit Lakes win streak 9-2 Saturday as the Lakers finished a six-game road trip, which included a Friday night 3-2 victory over Lake of the Woods at the VFW Arena in East Grand Forks.

Collin Ginnaty and Ryan Paskey gave Detroit Lakes a 2-1 lead in the first period scoring back-to-back after Nathan Poolman of Lake of the Woods tallied the opening goal of the game.

Jeric Giwoyna set up Ginnaty on a two-one-one and Paskey tipped in a shot from Jace Kovash at the point.

Bailey Tulius set up Jackson Carlblom’s first career varsity goal midway through the second period.

Carlblom’s goal became the game-winner when Poolman answered four minutes later to cut the DL lead to 3-2.

DL sophomore goalie Ben Boomgarden shut the door in the third to give the Lakers their fourth straight win and pushed DL’s record above .500 for the first time this season at 6-5-1 overall.

Red River (13-1) won for the ninth consecutive game after a six-goal burst in the third period salted away a close game after two periods Saturday at Purpur Arena in Grand Forks.

Ben Unruh scored early in the second period from a Jack DeConcini assist to get DL within a goal down 2-1. Landon Haagenson scored at 13:19 of the period with the game-winner.

Tulius added the second Laker goal midway through the third.

Red River’s Jake Arel led all scorers with four goals and added an assist for a five-point night. Mason Salquist had three assists.

Red River held the Lakers to eight shots in the game, putting 35 on Boomgarden.

There were 37 penalty minutes in the game. The Lakers were 0-9 on the man advantage. Red River converted on two of four opportunities.

Detroit Lakes (6-6-1) will face Wadena-Deer Creek (9-8-1) Tuesday, Jan. 24 at Kent Freeman Arena. The Wolverines are in second place at 3-3 in the Mid-State Conference with two conference games remaining. DL has the majority of their conference games left on the schedule at 1-1. Northern Lakes currently holds the top spot at 5-0.

DL 2 1 0 — 3

LW 1 1 0 — 2

First Period -- Scoring

LW - Poolman Goal (even strength) (Torgeson)

DL - Ginnaty Goal (even strength) (Giwoyna)

DL - Paskey Goal (even strength) (Kovash)

Second Period -- Scoring:

DL - Carlblom Goal (even strength) (Tulius)

LW - Poolman Goal (even strength)

DL 1 1 0 — 2

GF 2 1 6 — 9

First Period -- Scoring:

GF- Arel Goal (even strength) (Landa)

GF - Costello Goal (power play) (Salquist, Landa)

Second Period -- Scoring:

DL - Unruh Goal (even strength) (Deconcini)

GF - Haagenson Goal (even strength) (Costello, Salquist)

Third Period -- Scoring:

GF - Arel Goal (even strength) (Salquist, Savage)

GF - Arel Goal (even strength) (Turner)

DL - Tulius Goal (even strength)

GF - Turner Goal (power play) (Arel, Johnson)

GF - Costello Goal (short handed) (Tannahill)

GF - Arel Goal (even strength) (Tannahill)

GF - Lunski Goal (even strength) (Olson, Lunski)

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Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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