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Bemidji HS girls hockey team dominates third period to down Crookston

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Bemidji HS girls hockey team dominates third period to down Crookston
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The Bemidji girls hockey team rallied with four final period goals Tuesday night to down Crookston 5-2 on the losers ice.

If raised Matt Menne's forces to 8-1 entering their key home game with Warroad at BSU tomorrow night.


Crookston used a pair of power play tallies to take a 2-1 lead in the second period.Bemidji had scored in the first on an unassisted Emily Larson goal.

But Brianna Breiland tied the score early in the second stanza and Kaley Biermaier sent the Pirates ahead three minutes later.

Bemidji was down 2-1 though out shooting the home team 20-4 at that point.

But the continued pressure paid off in the long run as Shelby Sauer tied the contest on a power play early in the third period and Alli Lapp followed with the game winner five minutes later.

Chaniel Nelson then put the icing on the cake with a pair of back to back goals in the final five minutes op play.

Maria Thompson had 14 saves on the night. Erin Barnes-Olson had 31 for Crookston.

There were 14 penalties called, eight on Bemidji.

"Crookston was strong on the power play," said Menne. "But once we started putting pressure on them we took away that advantage and came on strong at the end. We put in three strong periods and began pressuring the net late in the game to connect on rebounds."

Bemidji 1 0 4---5

Crookston 0 2 0---2

FIRST PERIOD: Bem-Larson 11:42; Penalties: Ckn-Biermaier, trip 9:34; Ckn-Wahousky, hook 12:04; Bem-J. Hunt, tip[ 12:14

SECOND PERIOD Ckn -Breiland, (Biermaier-Kaiser) pp 5:22;; Ckn-Biermaier (Persson-Broekemier) 8:48 pp; Penalties: Ckn-Epema, check 1:42; Bem-Larson, trip 4:50; Ckn-Epema, roughing and Bem[-Lapp, roughing 7;53; Bem-Larson, hook 8:11; Bem-Nelson, boarding 10:52

THIRG PERIOD: Bem-Sauer (Nelson) 1:36; Bem-Lapp (Miller) 6:24; Bem-Nelson (Sauer) 11:57;. Bem-Nelson (Sauer) 14:10; Penalties; Ckn Wahousky, trip 1:14; Bem-Lapp, trip 3:05; Bem-Heifort, high stick, 6:58; Bem-J. Hunt, check 14:34; Ckn-Breiland, interference 16:32

Goal Stops

Bem-Thompson 1 5 8---14

Ckn -Barnes-Olson 11 10 10--31

Power plays; Bemidji 1-6, Crookston 2-8

Pioneer staff reports