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Rebels bow out of hockey playoffs

Moose Lake Area dropped out of the Section 5A boys hockey playoffs on Tuesday night with a 7-2 road loss to Princeton. A pair of players were lost to injuries last week when Dan Anderson and Dylan Holt went down in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to Two Harbors.

Moose Lake Area dropped out of the Section 5A boys hockey playoffs on Tuesday night with a 7-2 road loss to Princeton.

A pair of players were lost to injuries last week when Dan Anderson and Dylan Holt went down in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to Two Harbors.

"We have been skating seven forwards since that game," said Rebel coach Sherm Liimatainen. "We have had strong play from the defensemen - Hayden Hoffman, Jason Chadbourn, David Daniels, Logan Tillman and Nick Dougherty."

The game was scoreless until four minutes remaining in the first period. Pat Petzer rifled a slap shot from the point that was stopped by Rebel goaltender Logan McAllister, only to have the rebound stuffed in by the Tigers Anthony Mandt. The Tigers went up 2-0 before the first period ended when Trevor Borland slammed in a goal at the 16:22 mark.

Princeton added two more goals in the second period for a 4-0 lead. The Rebels fell behind 6-0 before they finally managed a goal from Scott Reiser at 9:52 in a shorthanded situation. Amadeus Gallmetzer added the assist. Moose Lake Area added another shorthanded goal at 10:01 from Hayden Hoffman with an assist to Rejean Carlson.

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McAllister finished with 31 saves on 38 shots while the Rebels put 16 shots on Tiger goalie Jake Adams.

  • In their final regular season game of the year, the Rebels defeated Bagley-Fosston 9-3. The game was tied 3-3 after one period and then the Rebels pulled away with four goals in the second period.

Scoring in the first period for the Rebels were Adam Ryan, Logan Tillman and Rejean Carlson. In the second, the Rebels got goals from Dylan Peterson, Jake Granfors, Michael Unzen and Gallmetzer. Unzen and Peterson also added third-period goals.
McAllister finished with 15 saves for the Rebels, while Bagley-Fosston netminder Shawn Clark saved 42 MLA shots.

  • Last Thursday, the Rebels pulled out a big 3-2 overtime win against Pine City as Granfors scored the game winner at 1:58 of overtime on the power play with the assist going to Unzen.

"Playing without four key players, the kids gutted out a tough overtime win," said Liimatainen. "McAllister stopped 21 shots including several key saves to record the win."
After a scoreless first period, the Rebels notched a goal at 12:15 of the second with the score going to Dillon Peterson and the assists to Unzen and Tillman. However, the Dragons bounced back with their own goal at 15:14 of the second to tie the game.

After Adam Olson scored for Pine City to take the lead at 5:44 of the third period the Rebels bounced back at 10:39 on a goal from Hoffman and an assist to Peterson to send the game into overtime.

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