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Prep Hockey Roundup: Prairie Centre blows past Willmar boys

North Stars get five goals from Eli Fletcher to beat visiting Cardinals

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SAUK CENTRE — The Prairie Centre boys hockey team got a big night from Eli Fletcher to beat Willmar 8-2 in a non-conference game Thursday night.

Fletcher scored five goals and an assist as the North Stars improved their record to 2-5.

Prairie Centre also had two short-handed goals in a span of 52 seconds in the second half, with Derrick Sorenson scoring one at 13:59 and Fletcher following up at 14:51.

Cullen Gregory and Carter Schow scored goals for the Cardinals.

Willmar next plays Redwood Valley at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Willmar Civic Center.

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Boys Hockey
Prairie Centre 8, Willmar 2

Willmar (1-5) 0 1 1 — 2
Prairie Centre (2-5) 4 3 1 — 8
FIRST PERIOD – (1) PC: Eli Fletcher (unassisted) :21 … (2) PC: Jesse Williams (Fletcher, Zachary Deters) 2:37 … (3) PC: Derrick Sorenson (Deters) 6:54 … (4) PC: Fletcher (Jayden Hellmann) 11:30
SECOND PERIOD – (5) PC: Fletcher (Williams, Zach Bick) 11:32 … (6) PC: Sorenson (unassisted) 13:59, SH … (7) PC: Fletcher (unassisted), 14:51, SH … (8) W: Cullen Gregory (Henry Michelson) 16:01, SH
THIRD PERIOD – (9) PC Fletcher (Bick) 7:00 … (10) Carter Schow (Trenton Larson) 16:59
GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS – Willmar: Mason Thole 27/35 … Prairie Centre: Joe Nedoroscik 22/24x

Holy Family Catholic 11,
Litchfield/D-C 1

Holy Family Catholic cruised past Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato at the Victoria Ice Arena.

Litchfield/D-C plays Breck at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Breck School’s Anderson Ice Arena in Minneapolis.

Litchfield/D-C (2-3) 0 1 0 — 1
Holy Family Catholic (3-4) 3 5 3 — 11
FIRST PERIOD – (1) HFC: Tommy Agerland (Abe Melek, Johnny Hussey) 2:24 … (2) HC Ethan Hall (Nick Blood, Bennett Reinhard) 8:24 … (3) Blood (Parker Osborn, Hunter Friedrich) 14:04, PP
SECOND PERIOD – (4) HFC: Keyan Schugel (Parker Osborn, Blood) :30 … (5) LDC: Wyatt Larson (Keyton Johnson) :49 … (6) HFC: Schugel (Friedrich, Drew Roelofs) 2:10 … (7) HFC: Blood (Schugel) 5:25 … (8) HFC: Osborn (unassisted) 11:50 … (9) Melek (Danny fahey, Friedrich) 13:40
THIRD PERIOD – (10) HFC: Melek (Agerland, Johnny Hussey) 11:10 … (11) HFC: Blood (Osborn, Schugel) 13:40 … (12) HFC: Agerland (Hussey, Brady Sorrentino) 16:30
GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS – L/D-C: Travis Halonen 33/44 … HFC: Bennett Reinhard 23/24

Girls Hockey
Fergus Falls 4,
Willmar 2

Maddie Hulter had a pair of unassisted goals, including a short-handed mark on the game-winning goal, to push Fergus Falls past Willmar for a Central Lakes Conference win at the Willmar Civic Center.

Kessa Mara got the Cardinals’ first goal with a second remaining in the second period. Nina Dawson had an unassisted score in the third to go along with an assist on Mara’s goal.

Willmar’s next game is against Delano/Rockford at 6 p.m. Saturday in Delano.

Fergus Falls (8-1) 0 2 2 — 4
Willmar (4-6) 0 1 1 — 2
FIRST PERIOD – No goals
SECOND PERIOD – (1) FF: Gabby Brimhall (Marilyn Karsnia), 3:55 … (2) FF: Maddie Hulter (unassisted), 16:18 … (3) W: Kessa Mara (Nina Dawson), 16:59
THIRD PERIOD – (4) FF: Halter (unassisted), 5:09 SH … (5) FF: Piper Andrews (Tyra Skjeret), 7:15 … (6) W: Dawson (unassisted), 7:51
GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS – Fergus Falls: Ana Jyrkas 20/22 … Willmar: Brynn Grieger 16/20

Holy Family Catholic 6,
Litchfield/D-C 0

Holy Family Catholic outshot Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato 50-10 on the way to a Wright County Conference win at the Litchfield Civic Arena.

Shae Messner had two goals and an assist for the Fire.

Holy Family Catholic is a Class AA school with a No. 8 QRF ranking. The Dragons are in Class A with a No. 18 QRF ranking.

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Litchfield/D-C plays at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Marshall.

Holy Family Catholic (6-2-1) 2 1 3 — 6
Litchfield/D-C (5-5) 0 0 0 — 0
FIRST PERIOD – (1) HF: Shae messner (Grayson Limke, Taylor Koeppl), 11:59 … (2) HF: Maddie Kaiser (unassisted), 14:05
SECOND PERIOD – (3) HF: MacKenzie Moss (Messner, Justina Valentini), 6:35
THIRD PERIOD – (4) HF: Valentini (Ella Knewtson, Briar Charchenko), 2:34 … (5) HF: Messner (Maeve Kelly), 14:00 PP … (6) HF: Limke (Maddie Morgan, Kelly), 14:58

GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS – HFC: Quinn McDonald 10/10 … LDC: Janelle Quast 44/50

Tom Elliott has been the sports editor at the West Central Tribune since September 2019.
Contact him at telliott@wctrib.com or leave a message at 320-235-1150
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