Tricounty News

Stars’ boys’ hockey team shows improvement

Looking to get back on the right track, the River Lakes Stars visited the Benson Civic Center Tuesday, Dec. 10, and emerged with a convincing 6-1 win over the Morris/Benson Area Storm. First Period – Scoring: Stars - Boonstra goal (even strength) (Gertken) 10:30; Sjoberg goal (even strength) (Thrush, Spaulding) 11:07; Thrush goal (even strength) (Prozinski) 11:18; Zimmer goal (even strength) (Beltz, Karsch) 15:48. Penalties: Mikkelson, Morris (Hooking, Minor, 2 min.) 7:56. Second Period – Scoring: Stars - Beltz goal (power play) (Karsch, Zimmer) 4:25. Penalties: Vipond, Morris (Roughing, Minor, 2 min.) 3:00; Jenson, Stars (Holding, Minor, 2 min.) 16:37. Third Period – Scoring: Morris - Schwarz goal (even strength) (Goff, Mikkelson) 6:24; Stars - Thrush goal (even strength) (Sjoberg, Spaulding) 11:56. Penalties: Goff, Morris (Cross-Checking, Minor, 2 min.) 1:17; Prozinski, Stars (High-Sticking, Minor, 2 min.) 3:32.

Finishing the week on the road, the Stars stopped at the St. Cloud MAC Arena, Thursday, Dec. 12, to face off with the Apollo Eagles. A third period flurry by the host club sealed the victory for the Eagles, 4-1. First Period – Scoring: Stars - Prozinski goal (even strength) 11:42; Apollo - Breidenbach goal (power play) (Omann, Bissett) 14:47. Penalties: Rieland, Apollo (Cross-Checking, Minor, 2 min.) 4:46; Beltz, Stars (Roughing, Minor, 2 min.) 5:06; Rieland, Apollo (Tripping, Minor, 2 min.) 7:17; Sjoberg, Stars (Roughing, Minor, 2 min.) 13:00. Second Period – Scoring: None. Penalties: Thormodson, Stars (Roughing, Minor, 2 min.) 8:38; Haugen, Apollo (Roughing, Minor, 2 min.) 8:38; Zimmer, Stars (Hooking, Minor, 2 min.) 10:19; Haugen, Apollo (Elbowing, Minor, 2 min.) 16:14. Third Period – Scoring: Apollo - Kenney goal (power play) (Breidenbach, Traut) 2:38; Apollo - Omann Goal (even strength) (Baker) 11:46; Apollo - Kenney goal (power play) (Kemp, Ewing) 16:38. Penalties: Prozinski, Stars (Slashing, Minor, 2 min.) 1:19; Karsch, Stars (Tripping, Minor, 2 min) 15:13. Nearing in on the winter break, the Stars now stand at 3-3-0.