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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Detroit Lakes opened up a shooting gallery in a five-goal first period and went on to blank Park Rapids 10-0 in a Mid-State Conference boys hockey game at Kent Freeman Arena Tuesday, Dec. 11. Roland Cormier had a pair of goals including the eventual game-winner just 30 seconds into the first period and a crazy short-handed tally at the end of the period from beyond center ice. Braeden Wimmer scored his first varsity goal on a wide-open slapshot from the slot.
The Detroit Lakes girls hockey team swept the season series with Mid-State Conference opponents Park Rapids putting up a dozen goals and 68 shots in a 12-3 victory at Park Rapids Tuesday, Dec. 11. The Lakers got plenty of scoring from their younger players. Freshmen Madison Olson and Adisyn Strand recorded their first varsity goals and first career hat tricks. Eighth-grader Ella Hess scored her first varsity goals with two in the third period.
The No. 7 Thief River Falls Prowlers handed Detroit Lakes a third consecutive loss defeating the Lakers 6-2 in a Section 8A girls hockey game Saturday, Dec. 8 at Kent Freeman Arena. The Prowlers built a 6-0 lead after two periods of play. Hannah Magnusson scored 55 seconds into the game at even strength and Khloe Lund added a power play goal at the seven-minute mark for a 2-0 lead they held to intermission.
Detroit Lakes improved to 3-0 on the season and 1-0 in the Mid-State Conference after a 5-2 boys hockey victory Tuesday, Dec. 4 at Kent Freeman Arena. The Lakers erased an early one-goal deficit on a Kasey Couture power play goal midway through the first period with two even strength goals in the final minute.
Detroit Lakes put 62 shots on goal and snapped a four-game losing streak to pick up their first win of the season 4-0 over Park Rapids in a Mid-State Conference and Section 8A girls hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 27 at Kent Freeman Arena. Three first period goals gave the Lakers all the cushion they needed for victory.
The Detroit Lakes boys hockey team improved to 2-0 on the season after a 6-2 victory over the Grafton/Park River Spoilers at Centennial Center in Grafton, N.D., Tuesday, Nov. 27. After defeating Fergus Falls in the home-opener, the Lakers are off to their first 2-0 start since 2010 when DL opened with three straight victories and won seven of their first eight games.
Detroit Lakes fell to 0-3 on the season completing a three-game stretch to open the year against top 20 state-ranked girls hockey teams after a 5-0 road loss at Thief River Falls Friday, Nov. 16. “Overall, a very good effort by the girls,” Laker head coach Scott Piepkorn said. “They worked hard for three periods. We just need to learn to score now.”
Senior forward Lily Burnside got her season off to a strong start with a multi-goal performance in a 5-2 Detroit Lakes loss at Fergus Falls in the season-opener for both teams Saturday, Nov. 10 in Fergus Falls. “Not bad for our first effort,” first-year Laker head coach Scott Piepkorn said. “Just a few breakdowns that resulted in Fergus Falls goals.”
A first half state-ranked shootout between Detroit Lakes and Perham turned into a slugfest for yardage and one second half score that propelled the Lakers to a 36-30 victory over the Yellowjackets in the home opener at Mollberg Field Friday, September 7. The teams combined for 58 points in the first half before halftime adjustments made the end zone rarified territory as the game waned for the traveling paddle trophy.
Gretchen Norby has been the embodiment of Detroit Lakes girls hockey as a player, assistant and head coach the entirety of the 21st century and the history of the program. Recently, Norby resigned from the position opening up a job that has only been held by only two people since the program was created.