Boys Hockey: Bjorge nets hat trick as Flyers blank Prairie Centre

By PATRICK SLACK
Sports Editor
patrick.slack@mcrecord.com

Junior goaltender Michael Stumpf deflects a shot to the side of the net in the first period of Tuesday's game. Stumpf made 14 saves in the 6-0 shutout win for the Flyers.

The Little Falls boys hockey team struck early and often, Tuesday, shutting out Prairie Centre 6-0.

The Flyers’ first goal came just 16 seconds into their first power-play opportunity and 4:03 into the game from junior Ben Newman.

Senior Michael Holthaus buried a goal with 4:16 remaining in the first, followed by a late power-play goal by senior Joey Hanowski, giving Little Falls a 3-0 cushion at the first intermission.

After that, it was all junior Austin Bjorge, all the time, as Bjorge netted the final three goals of the game to tally a hat trick.

Holthaus and sophomore Mark Anez each recorded two assists for Little Falls. Seniors Mitch Gregory, Mike Anez and Hanowski and juniors Matt Stumpf, Luke Majerle and Spencer Fenske picked up one apiece.

Junior Nathan Adamietz battles for a loose puck along the boards in Tuesday's 6-0 Little Falls victory.

Junior Mike Stumpf turned away 14 shots to earn the shutout victory in net.

Little Falls plays at Pequot Lakes, Thursday.

View more photos from Tuesday’s game in The Record’s online gallery

 

Little Falls 6, Prairie Centre 0

Prairie Centre  0 0 0 – 0
Little Falls       3 2 1 – 6

FIRST PERIOD

LF: Ben Newman (Matt Stumpf, Luke Majerle), 4:03 (pp)

LF: Michael Holthaus (Mark Anez), 12:44

LF: Joey Hanowski (Mitch Gregory, Spencer Fenske), 15:11 (pp)

SECOND PERIOD

LF: Austin Bjorge (Holthaus, Anez), 4:36

LF: Bjorge (Hanowski, Mike Anez), 11:59

THIRD PERIOD

LF: Bjorge (Holthaus), 7:40

Saves: PC: 22; LF-Mike Stumpf: 14.

Sophomore Mark Anez manages to send the puck toward the net from the ice. Anez recorded two assists in the game.

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