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Dragons Weather Storm; Advance to Semifinals Against North Branch


Boys Hockey

The Pine City Area Dragons advanced to the Section 5A Semifinals with a 5-2 win over Sauk Rapids-Rice on Thursday night. The boys started off strong leaning on their senior leader, Jonah Bergstrom, who scored two goals right away in the first period. Bergstrom now has thirty goals on the season.

The Storm were not going away quietly as they answered back with a goal of their own making it 2-1. The Dragons needed an answer and the looked to Bergstrom again. This time, it was Dusty Bergstrom who netted a beautiful bar-down goal making it 3-1. Daymin Dodge for the Storm scored shorthanded putting Sauk-Rapids right back into the game 3-2. Then just a few minutes later the Dragons were right there to extend their lead on a Logan Johnson power play goal.

Pine City would hold a 4-2 lead into the third period. The third period was back and forth, but Alex Laven kept the Storm out of the back of the net and Jan Zahradka put the game out of reach making it 5-2 and giving the Dragons the Victory.

Scoring

Jonah Bergstrom - 2 goals, 1 assist

Dusty Bergstrom - 1 goal

Logan Johnson - 1 goal

Jan Zahradka - 1 goal

Ethan White - 2 assists

Tommy Ryan - 2 assists

Alex Laven - 16 saves on 18 shots

Pine City will now take on North Branch in the Section 5A semifinals on Tuesday night at 7:00. You can listen the game on WCMP and wcmpradio.com

Updated Section 5A Bracket:

Boys Basketball

Thursday Night:

Pine City 85 Moose Lake-Willow River 65

Hermantown 76 North Branch 51

East Central 67 Barnum 41

Little Falls 57 Mora 54

Friday Night:

Braham at Isle

East Central at Onamia

Rush City vs Hinckley-Finlayson

Mora vs Aitkin

Girls Basketball

Thursday Night:

Pine City 70 Ogilvie 44

Braham 77 Isle 33

East Central 67 Onamia 41

Rush City 67 Hinckley-Finlayson 23

Friday Night:

Pine City at North Branch

East Central vs Hinckley-Finlayson

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