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Grand Rapids-Greenway beats Cloquet-Esko-Carlton in OT

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Grand Rapids-Greenway beats Cloquet-Esko-Carlton in OT
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GRAND RAPIDS-GREENWAY 4, CLOQUET-ESKO-CARLTON 3

Molly Illikainen scored her second goal of the game 2:14 into double overtime to lift Grand Rapids-Greenway to a come-from-behind win in a Section 7AA semifinal at IRA Civic Center in Grand Rapids.

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Illikainen began the comeback from a 3-1 deficit with a goal at 4:55 of the third period and Aspen Anderson tied the game at 3 at 8:49.

Sydney Helmbrecht made 20 saves for the second-seeded Lightning (17-7-3), who advance to play No. 1 seed Elk River-Zimmerman in Thursday's championship game at Grand Rapids. Katie Beckman stopped 22 shots for Cloquet-Esko-Carlton (12-13-1) after replacing starter Alyssa Acheson, who was injured on GRG's first goal.

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