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Prep report: Hermantown hockey dispatches Cloquet-Esko-Carlton

Feb. 1—Cloquet-Esko-Carlton held on for a little while, but Hermantown pulled away with five unanswered goals over the last two periods to knock off the Lumberjacks 6-1 on Thursday, Feb. 1 at Northwoods Credit Union Arena.

Bradford Skytta scored twice for the Hawks, who held a 28-25 lead in shots on goal.

A 51-11 advantage in shots on goal wasn't enough to get the Mirage a win on Thursday night at Hermantown Hockey Arena.

The teams remained deadlocked without a goal deep into the third period, where Proctor/Hermantown thought it had a late winner with 36 seconds remaining in regulation, only for Brainerd/Little Falls to tie the game 18 seconds later.

Molly Pierce had two goals and two assists for the Lightning as they rolled to victory at Hodgins-Berardo Arena in Coleraine.

Mercury Bischoff also scored twice, while Kylie DeBay recorded three assists.

Grace McDowell made 46 saves for the Bluejackets.

Kiley Issendorf made five 3-pointers as the Lumberjacks got the defensive stand they needed in the final seconds to hold off the Thunderhawks in Grand Rapids on Thursday night, Feb. 1.

It was a close one throughout, with Cloquet holding a 39-35 halftime lead, but a team-high 19 points from Lelani Fonoti helped the Lumberjacks (12-9) finish in front on a night when Ava Carlson was held to five points and Rapids standout Jessika Lofstrom led all scorers with 28.

The Thunderhawks fell to 9-9 overall.

The Rails put their defense in place early on, holding the Greyhounds to only 12 points in the first half to take control of their game on Thursday in Duluth.

Three Rails scored in double figures (and two more had nine points), with Lily Smith's 16 leading the way. Chloe Carlson made a pair of treys in a 14-point effort for Proctor (16-5).

Maggie Winesett led the Greyhounds (8-13) with 10 points.

The Tigers went on the road and knocked off a Barron squad two places above them in the Heart O'North Conference standings on Thursday night, Feb. 1.

Northwestern held a 25-13 halftime lead and stayed in front in a grinding defensive battle.

Jillian Kunert finished with a double-double of 12 points and 13 rebounds for Northwestern (10-9, 9-5 HON), winners of six in a row. Shayna Wick added 11 points and Abigayle Johnson 10 boards.

Cairin Berger led a balanced Esko effort with 12 points for a big home win on Thursday, Feb. 1.

Jordan Zubich racked up 31 points and Hali Savela 21 as the Rangers cruised to a road victory on Thursday night in Iron.

MI-B, now 18-2 and winners of seven straight, held a 49-8 halftime lead and didn't allow any Tigers to score more than seven points.