Tricounty News

Stars’ hockey boys outlast Providence Academy

The River Lakes Stars traveled to the Municipal Athletic Complex in St. Cloud Thursday, Dec. 26, for a showdown with the Providence Academy Lions. It was an exciting and evenly-matched affair, but the Stars prevailed in overtime, 4-3, on a Grant Thompson power-play zinger at 0:24, from Eric Zimmer and Connor Beltz. The Stars ended with a 35-29 shots-on-goal advantage.

First Period – Scoring: RVRLKS - Beltz Goal (even strength) (Thompson, Zimmer) 2:37; PRVDCE - Tarczon Goal (power play) (Sellman, Murphy) 11:55; PRVDCE - Tarczon Goal (even strength) (McGeehan) 14:19. Penalties: Thompson, RVRLKS (Holding, Minor, 2 min) 5:42; Shirmers, RVRLKS (High-Sticking, Minor,
2 min) 11:40.


River Lakes hockey boys win one, drop one

The River Lakes Stars visited the St. Cloud National Hockey Center Tuesday, Dec. 17, and shut out the St. Cloud Tech Tigers, 6-0. Throwing 31 shots on goal, the Stars made good on three power plays in six chances. First Period – Scoring: None. Second Period – Scoring: RVRLKS - Beltz Goal (power play) (Thompson,
Prozinski) 5:39; RVRLKS - Goal (even strength) 6:31; RVRLKS - Beltz Goal (even strength)
(Prozinski, Thompson) 9:36; RVRLKS - Parsons Goal (power play) (Zimmer) 15:45. Third Period – Scoring: RVRLKS - Thompson
Goal (even strength) (Zimmer) 2:19; RVRLKS - Zimmer Goal (power play) (Beltz) 6:18.


River Lakes hockey girls pound LPGE


The River Lakes hockey girls provided plenty of heat at the Paynesville High School ice rink Thursday, Dec. 19, as they stomped out the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Blue Devils, 5-0. Peppering the nets the entire evening, the Stars delivered 57 shots on goal.

First Period – Scoring: RVRLAK - Klosterman Goal (even strength) (Meed) 13:17. Penalties: None. Goalie Changes: None.

Second Period – Scoring: RVRLAK - Stanger Goal (even strength) (Teal) 5:54; RVRLAK - King Goal (even strength) (Teal, Kooiman) 15:32. Penalties: Zeise, LPGE-W (Cross-Checking, Minor, 2 min) 7:32; Ruter-Cogelow, RVRLAK (Hooking, Minor, 2 min) 10:48. Goalie Changes: None.

Third Period – Scoring: RVRLAK - Teal Goal (even strength) 5:16; RVRLAK - Stanger Goal (even strength) (Kooiman) 5:36. Penalties: None. Goalie Changes: None. The Stars are slated to participate in holiday tournament play
Dec. 30 and 31, at Super Rink in Blaine.


Stars’ hockey girls win one, lose one

The River Lakes hockey girls stayed hot on the ice Saturday afternoon, Dec. 7, as they traveled to Hallett Arena-Crosby and prevailed over the Pequot Lakes Patriots, 3-2. The Stars shined as they sprinkled 51 shots on goal, portraying relentless pressure the entire affair. First Period – Scoring: Pequot - Snyder goal (even strength) (Reed) 6:34. Penalties: Gutzman, Pequot (Tripping, Minor, 2 min.) 4:00; Stanger, Stars (Hooking, Minor, 2 min.) 15:33. Second Period – Scoring: Pequot - Snyder goal (power play) (Reed, Abear) 14:30; Stars - Mooney goal (even strength) 16:34. Penalties: Klatt, Stars (Holding, Minor, 2 min.) 8:57; Stanger, Stars (Tripping, Minor, 2 min.) 9:16; Reed, Pequot (Hooking, Minor, 2 min.) 9:26; Teal, Stars (Checking, Minor, 2 min.) 14:13; Bittner, Pequot (Checking, Minor, 2 min.) 16:46. 3rd Period – Scoring: Stars - Klosterman goal (even strength) (Flint) 2:32; Stars - Meed Goal (even strength) (Mooney, Caron) 7:01. Penalties: Bittner, Pequot (Tripping, Minor, 2 min.) 10:05.


River Lakes Stars’ boys lose to Brainerd


The River Lakes Stars’ boys found it tough sledding Thursday, Dec. 5, as they fell to the Brainerd/Pillager Warriors at the Brainerd Area Civic Center, 6-0. Seemingly always just a stride behind the pressing opponents, the Stars watched the Warriors rally for two goals in each of the three periods. Brainerd opened the first period on a Rivard goal (even strength) (Miller, Smith) at 6:02; Ellingson goal (even strength) (Rivard) 8:15. Period two scoring was again a Rivard goal (even strength) 4:39; Smith goal (power play) (Rivard, Ellingson) 7:06. The Warriors added a couple more goals in the third period on a Pohlkamp goal (even strength) (Johnson) 1:45; Smith goal (even strength) (Rivard, Mimmack) 4:25.