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Boys Hockey: Northfield pulls away from Red Wing

Red Wing and Northfield combined to score nine goals on 20 shots in the first period of Thursday’s Missota Conference showdown at Northfield Ice Arena. The Raiders, who led by three into the first intermission, would extend their lead by the final horn in a 9-5 victory over the Wingers.

Tyler Rea opened the scoring at 13 seconds of the first period on an assist from Dylan Goggin. Northfield tied the game 30 seconds later before taking the lead at 3:02. The Raiders scored once again before Goggin scored at 5:01 to cut Northfield’s lead to 3-2.

Fritz Belisle would answer the Raiders’ next goal with a short-handed score, but Northfield would add both power-play and even-strength goals before the end of the period for a 6-3 advantage.

Goggin and Belisle would get assists on Mitch Ramstad’s second-period goal, the only point of the middle frame. Ramstad and Tristan Rehder also had assists on Goggin’s first goal.

A two-goal deficit to begin the third period turned into a five-goal hole for the Wingers after Northfield scored three-straight goals to open the final 17 minutes. Goggin would add an unassisted goal at 15:10 to provide the final fireworks in the loss.

Adam Defore made 15 saves on 22 shots in 45:13 while Seth Morem allowed two goals on six shots in 5:47 of play. The Raiders totaled 28 shots on goal for the game. Red Wing got 23 shots through to Northfield goaltender Paul Hummel, who made 18 saves.

The Wingers (2-10) will host Hudson, Wis. at 3 p.m. Saturday.

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