East Region boys hockey tournament: Devils Lake eliminates Fargo Davies
The Devils Lake boys hockey team peppered Fargo Davies goalie Tucker Windels with 20 shots in the first period.
The Devils Lake boys hockey team peppered Fargo Davies goalie Tucker Windels with 20 shots in the first period. In the second period, the Firebirds outshot the Eagles 12-0.
That repeated pressure eventually led to Devils Lake's 3-1 victory over Davies in a loser-out game Friday afternoon in the East Region tournament at Purpur Arena.
Tanner Hoffmeyer and Tate Aronson scored first-period goals for Devils Lake, while Karson Kuntz rounded out the Firebirds' scoring with a second-period tally.
Firebirds goalie Sawyer Diseth stopped 11 shots, giving up just one goal - a shot by Alex Groth at 12 minutes, 3 seconds of the first period to even the score at 1.
Aronson's unassisted goal with 53 seconds left in the opening period, though, stood as the game-winner.
Devils Lake, which improved to 12-5-6, advances to a state-qualifying game at 5 p.m. today. The Firebirds will play the loser of West Fargo and Grafton-Park River.
FIRST PERIOD: 1, DL, Hoffmeyer (Janzen) 2:56. 2, FD, Groth (Sigurdson) 12:03. 3, DL, Aronson 7:25.
SECOND PERIOD: 4, DL, Kuntz (Thompson) 7:25.
THIRD PERIOD: No scoring.
SAVES: DL, Diseth 6-0-5-11. FD, Windels 18-12-12-42.