Boys hockey: Central stalls North comeback with big third period

Grand Forks Central broke open a tied game with three-straight goals in the final period to down Fargo North on Thursday at the Fargo Coliseum.

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FARGO — Grand Forks Central broke open a tied game with three third-period goals and defeated Fargo North 5-2 in an East Region game on Thursday at the Fargo Coliseum.

Central scored its goals in about a four-minute span of the third period, stalling North-South's rally.

Grand Forks Central's Marcus Linski opened the scoring at 11:40 of the first period and Colton Bjorge made it 2-0 with a goal at 9:05 of the second.

But North's Peter Dorscher made it a one-game lead with a score less than a minute later, and Ray Walen tied it at 1:24 of the third period.

But Bjorge scored his second goal at 12:42 of the third to put Central back on top, and Donavan Balek made it 4-2 with a goal at 13:17 and Cale Quamme scored an empty net goal at 16:30.

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