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Bemidji HS boys hockey: Jacks take third at Denfeld meet

The Bemidji Lumberjacks hockey team rebounded from Tuesday's 5-2 loss to Cloquet to trim Park High of Cottage Grove 7-1 Wednesday and take third place at the Denfeld meet.

Lucas Phillips and Steve Heller scored twice to lead the way with Max Hazelton, Tyler Follis and Rylee Curb adding single goals.

Tyler Tatro and Jesse Nemgar had three assists and Curb two.

Park took a 1-0 lead in the first period on a power play despite being outshot 10-5.

But Bemidji continued the cannonading in the final two periods connecting on seven of its 22 shots to pull away.

Axel Osborn tended net making 11 stops. Jeremy Larson had 21 saves in the first two periods and Jeremy Harer four in the third, all but the first 23 seconds played on running time.

Each team had a power play goal with Bemidji drawing five of the eight whistles.

Tuesday, Jack McFarlane was the big story scoring three goals after an early assist as the eastern Lumberjacks broke a 1-1 tie with a pair of second period goals and added another pair in the third after Bemidji had drawn to within 3-2.

Curb and Phillips had the two Bemidji goals with Curb assisting on the Phillips goal.

Miah Graves went the route in goal making 23 stops. John Scheuer had 26 for the winners.

The Jacks, now 6-5, host Grand Rapids Jan 5 at Nymore Gardens in their next start.

The JV remained unbeaten in 11 games, besting both opponents by 5-3 margins

Bemidji 1 0 1---2

Cloquet 1 2 2---5

FIRST PERIOD: CEC-Wilcox (Tollerud-Hanson) 3:14; Bem-Curb 8:37; Penalties: Bem-Hietala, hook 10:41

SECOND PERIOD: CEC-Tollerud (Savage-McFarlane) 0:50; CEC-McFarlane (Tollerud-Ryan) 6:19 pp; Penalties: Bem-Phillips, interference 15:14; CEC-Hanson, trip 16:01

THIRD PERIOD: Bem-Phillips (Curb-White) 3:42; CEC-McFarlane (Michaud) 13:37; CEC-McFarlane (Ryan) 16:04, empty net; Penalties: Bem-Phillips, boarding 4:42; CEC, too many men on ice 7:50

Goal Stops

Bem-Graves 8 4 11---23

CEC-Scheuer 5 12 9---26

Power plays: CEC 1-3, Bemidji 0-2

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Bemidji 0 4 3---7

Park 1 0 0---1

FIRST PERIOD: Park-Graff (Queboveaux) 4:43 pp; Penalties: Bem-Follis, hook 1:31; Park- Vonastek, hook 1:59; Bem-Forseth, trip 2:52; Bem-Nemgar, check from behind (2 +10) 3:48

SECOND PERIOD: Bem-Phillips (Curb-Tatro) 2:50; Bem-Hazelton (Tatro) 5:12 pp; Bem-Follis (Nemgar-Tatro) 14:06; Bem-S. Heller (White) 16:04; Penalties: Park-Dougherty, interference 3:52; Bem-Rees, interference 6:39

THIRD PERIOD: Bem-Curb (Rees- Phillips) 0:23; Bem- S. Heller (Nemgar-Follis) 5:30; Bem-Phillips (Curb-Bitter 8:18; Penalties: Park Vogelsgang, high stick 2:52; Bem-S; Heller, elbow 8:56

Goal Stops

Bem-Osborn 4 3 4---11

Park-Larson 10 11 x---xx

Park-Harer 4---25

Power plays, Bemidji 1-3, Park 1-4