BOYS HOCKEY: Prowlers pounce early, often for 6-1 victory over Bemidji
Four different Prowlers tickled the twine on Saturday afternoon in Thief River Falls, as TRF exploded for a 6-1 win over the Bemidji High School hockey team.
THIEF RIVER FALLS -- Four different Prowlers tickled the twine on Saturday afternoon in Thief River Falls, as TRF exploded for a 6-1 win over the Bemidji High School hockey team.
The Lumberjacks dropped their sixth matchup in seven games, falling to 6-9-1 on the season.
Max Arlt was first on the scoreboard for Thief River Falls (6-8), netting the lone goal of the first period just 2:17 into the game.
Tysen Loeffler tacked on another two goals for the Prowlers in the second period, scoring 42 seconds into the frame and again at the 12:59 mark.
In the third period, Wyatt Mattfield scored for Bemidji at the 5:18 mark off assists from Noah Mannausau and Casey Rupp. But it only came after Brendan Bottem made it 4-0, and TRF added two more goals before the finish to secure the 6-1 final.
Bemidji is back in action at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at East Grand Forks.
Thief River Falls 6, Bemidji 1
BHS 0 0 1 -- 1
TRF 1 2 3 -- 6
First period -- 1, TRF GOAL, Arlt (unassisted), 2:17.
Second period -- 2, TRF GOAL, Loeffler (Bottem), 0:42; 3, TRF GOAL, Loeffler (unassisted), 12:59.
Third period -- 4, TRF GOAL, Bottem (Skeim), 3:55; 5, BHS GOAL, Mattfield (Mannausau, Rupp), 5:18; 6, TRF GOAL, Lund (Villarreal, Arlt), 11:15; 7, TRF GOAL, Bottem (Rude, Loeffler), 16:15.