Cynthia Loven recorded a hat trick to lead East Grand Forks to a 6-1 victory over Detroit Lakes in East Grand Thursday night.
Detroit Lakes trailed 3-0 after a period of play. Emma Coley had the lone Laker goal midway through the second period to pull within two goals. Annie Campbell and Abagail King assisted on the play.
DL was outshot 42-26 and East Grand Forks capitalized on three of five power play opportunities.
Loven added two assists for a five-point effort.
The Lakers finished the regular season at 8-17 and 4-5 in section play to finish in fourth place behind East Grand Forks (15-8-1, 6-5-1) in third. Warroad (17-3-2, 6-0-1) and Thief River Falls (15-6-2, 7-2-0) finished atop the standings. Playoff seeding will be completed Monday, Feb. 4. DL will likely host Park Rapids in the opening round Thursday, Feb. 8.
DL 0 1 0 - 1
EG 3 1 2 - 6
E-Nicole Schlenk (power play) (Madison McDonald, Cynthia Loven)
E-Cynthia Loven (even strength) (Nicole Schlenk)
E-Livia Pesch (even strength)
D-Emma Coley (even strength) (Annie Campbell, Abagail King)
E-Madison McDonald (power play) (Nicole Schlenk, Cynthia Loven)
E-Cynthia Loven (power play) (Madison McDonald)
E-Cynthia Loven (even strength) (Alexa Kovar, Nicole Schlenk)