FERGUS FALLS -- The Bemidji High School girls hockey team struck first in its regular season finale on Friday, but Fergus Falls came back with a vengeance for a 6-2 home win over the Lumberjacks.

Bella Webb opened the scoring at the 11:44 mark, burying a pass that went from Elizabeth Oster to Madyson Nistler and finally to Webb. The 1-0 lead held until the final 1:36 of the first period, as the Otters (9-8-1) rang up three goals before the intermission.

Hannah Johnson netted the equalizer, and then Lizzy Moxness and Ellie Andersen scored 18 seconds apart to launch Fergus into a 3-1 advantage at the break.

Lexi Leitner got BHS within one by ripping a power-play goal at 4:22 of the second period, Webb earning the assist for her second point, but it was the last score Bemidji managed on the night.

The Otters restored the multi-goal lead three minutes later and tacked on two goals in the third for good measure.

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Nettie Kimble tallied 32 saves on 38 shots for the Jacks, while Ana Jyrkas went 16-for-18 between the pipes for Fergus Falls.

The Lumberjacks end the regular season with a 1-15-1 record. They’ll be on the road for the first round of the Section 8AA Tournament on Tuesday, March 16. Seedings and opponents are still to be determined.



Fergus Falls 6, Bemidji 2

BHS 1 1 0 -- 2

FF 3 1 2 -- 6

First period -- 1, BHS, Webb (M. Nistler, Oster), 11:44; 2, FF, Johnson (Andrews), 15:24; 3, FF, Moxness (Maack, Krein), 16:19; 4, FF, Andersen (Hulter, Goepferd), 16:37.

Second period -- 5, BHS, Leitner (Webb), 4:22, PP; 6, Andersen (Andrews) 7:51.

Third period -- 7, FF, Nelson (Johnson, Andrews), 5:25; 8, FF, Hulter (unassisted), 7:11.

Goalies (saves-shots) -- BHS, Kimble (32-38); FF, Jyrkas (16-18).