Girls Hockey: Stark’s game-winner caps Flying Warriors’ late comeback over Otters

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

The Brainerd-Little Falls girls hockey team was staring at a 3-2 deficit with less than two minutes to play in its regular season finale against Fergus Falls, Monday.

In the span of 43 seconds, the Flying Warriors turned that one-goal deficit into a one-goal lead to stun the visiting Otters 4-3.

Senior Zoe Wolhart netted her second goal of the game with 1:30 remaining to tie the score.

Then, instead of settling for overtime, junior Emily Stark buried the game-winner with 47 seconds to go.

Stark also scored a shorthanded goal midway through the second period.

Senior Jodi Bertrand stopped 26 shots to earn the victory in net.

The Flying Warriors open Section 8AA play against top-seeded North Wright County at Monticello, Saturday.

 

Brainerd-Little Falls 4, Fergus Falls 3

Fergus Falls       1 1 1 – 3
Flying Warriors   1 1 2 – 4

FIRST PERIOD

BLF: Zoe Wolhart (Wennerstrand), 4:06

FF: Norgren, 8:40

SECOND PERIOD

FF: Swiontek, 6:23

BLF: Emily Stark (Wolhart), 9:05 (sh)

THIRD PERIOD

FF: Anderson, 9:03

BLF: Wolhart (Kendall, Brown), 15:30

BLF: Stark (Brown), 16:13

Saves: FF: 22; BLF-Jodi Bertrand: 25.

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