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GIRLS HOCKEY: Third-period goal lifts BHS to 3-2 win

INTERNATIONAL FALLS -- A third-period goal by Austyn Tobey lifted the Bemidji High School girls hockey team to a 3-2 road win over International Falls on Tuesday night.

The junior forward secured the victory with her power-play tally 6 minutes, 43 seconds into the final frame. Maggie Marcotte and Chloe Hasbargen assisted on the game-winning goal.

The first period appeared as though it would finish without a goal until Alexis Leitner gave the Lumberjacks a 1-0 lead with just seven seconds to spare. Tobey assisted on the shorthanded goal as she finished the night with two points.

The teams exchanged goals in the second period with Gracie Fisher’s unassisted tally coming between a pair of Morgan Rasmussen scores, and the frame ended locked at 2-all.

Tobey’s goal proved to be the winner as goalie Brooklyn Delap and the defense held the Broncos off the board in the third period.

The win improves the Lumberjacks to 5-11 on the season, while International Falls drops to 5-7-1.

Bemidji will be back at Bemidji Community Arena for its first home game of 2019 on Friday, Jan. 11. The Jacks will host River Lakes in a 7:15 p.m. contest.

Bemidji 3, International Falls 2

BHS 1 1 1 -- 3

IF 0 2 0 -- 2

First period -- 1, BHS, Leitner (Tobey) 16:53, SH.

Second period -- 2, IF, Rasmussen (Sears, Scholler), 0:54; 3, BHS, Fisher (unassisted), 2:47; 4, IF, Rasmussen (Sears, Erickson), 7:20.

Third period -- 5, BHS, Tobey (Marcotte, Hasbargen), 6:43, PP.

Goalies (saves-shots) -- BHS, Delap (18-20); IF, Wegner (15-18).