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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Sophomore defenseman Braeden WImmer’s game-winning goal came four minutes into the first period and started an unanswered streak of 10 straight goals in a 10-0 Section 8A victory for Detroit Lakes over Red Lake Falls to finish the regular season Friday, Feb. 15 at Kent Freeman Arena. Will Stowman added two first period tallies; Eli Roe and Nick Lund also scored for a 5-0 lead at the first intermission.
Detroit Lakers scored on the first shift of the game and used a four-goal first period to defeat Park Rapids in a Mid-State Conference and Section 8A boys hockey victory at Ted O. Johnson Ice Arena in Park Rapids Tuesday, Feb. 12. Nick Lund got DL started from the opening faceoff scoring the game’s first goal just 26 seconds into play and Roland Cormier tallied at the two-minute, 44-second mark to give sophomore goalie Jack Hines an early 2-0 lead.
No. 1 Warroad scored seven goals in the first period of a 16-0 Section 8A semifinal victory over No. 4 Detroit Lakes Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Crookston Arena. Hannah Corneliusen’s game-winner came 78 seconds into the game. Corneliusen had a first period hat trick and was one of six Warrior skaters with at least three points in the game. Sydney Phaneuf led Warroad with two goals and three assists.
Head coach Scott Piepkorn stressed to his players the importance of shooting the puck low and looking for rebounds and the No. 4 Lakers combined that with a strong forecheck in a three-goal first period en route to a 6-1 Section 8A playoff victory over No. 5 Crookston Friday, Feb. 8 at Kent Freeman Arena.
Detroit Lakes and River Lakes traded the first four goals but the Stars’ Logan Stellmach broke the cycle to hand the Lakers a 3-2 loss at Richmond Arena Saturday, Feb. 2. Laker senior captain Trey Seebold set up Will Green with the opening goal four minutes into the game. The even strength tally lasted six minutes before the Stars’ Quintin Ruhland took a Cam Lemke pass to tie the game on the power play.
Detroit Lakes finished the regular season with its sixth victory as Emma Coley scored twice in a 4-1 win at Crookston Friday, Feb. 1. “A pretty sloppy game but everyone played throughout the game; a win is a win and we will take it,” DL head coach Scott Piepkorn said.
The Detroit Lakes girls hockey team made a bid to upset East Grand Forks but were stymied by a pair of third period goals in a 7-4 Section 8A loss to the Green Wave Thursday, Jan. 31 at the East Grand Forks Civic Center. Trailing 5-2, DL’s Abagail King scored an unassisted, shorthanded goal at the five-minute mark of the third period and Emma Coley cut the EGF lead to 5-4 on an even strength tally with assists to King and Madyson Melgard at the midway point.
Three players scored their first varsity goals and No. 20A Detroit Lakes used three goals in a 90-second span midway through the second period to cruise to a 6-3 victory over West Fargo at Kent Freeman Arena Thursday, Jan. 17. The game was make up contest from a weather-canceled day one of the Fergus Falls holiday tournament in late December.
After suffering a first loss of the season in Warroad last weekend, the No. 13A Detroit Lakes boys hockey team got back in the win column in blowout fashion in a 7-1 Mid-State Conference victory over Wadena-Deer Creek Tuesday, Jan. 8 at Kent Freeman Arena. Will Stowman had a six-point night scoring four goals, including the game-winner, and added a pair of assists. The Lakers led by only a goal after Jackson Carlblom’s first period tally.
No. 9 Warroad handed No. 13 Detroit Lakes its first loss of the season by a score of 7-1 in a penalty-ridden game at Gardens Arena Saturday, Jan. 5. The teams combined for 53 penalty minutes on eight whistles (30 minutes) on the Lakers and six for the Warriors. Warroad converted on three of six power play opportunities including the first goal of the game by Gage Wilmer. The Lakers were 0-4 with the man advantage.