Lakeville North Panthers victorious against Prior Lake Lakers

The Lakeville North Panthers defeated the Prior Lake Lakers 7-2 on Thursday.

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The Lakeville North Panthers defeated the Prior Lake Lakers 7-2 on Thursday.

The visiting Panthers took the lead in the middle of the first period, with a goal from Greta Smith. Makayla Lee assisted.

The Panthers increased the lead to 2-0 halfway through the first when Shay Swanson scored, assisted by Anna Tomas and Kate Swierczek.

The Panthers' Shay Swanson increased the lead to 3-0 late into the first, assisted by Alexa Ruppert and Isabella Mayer.

Six goals were scored in the second period, and the Panthers led 7-2 going in to the third period.

Next games:

Both teams play on Saturday, with the Lakers hosting the Sabers at 4:15 p.m. CST at Shakopee Ice Arena, and the Panthers playing the Burnsville players at 1 p.m. CST at Ames Arena.