Vikings flip scores in games last week

After beating Moose Lake Area 7-3, the North Branch boys hockey team fell to Pine City/Rush City 3-7.

Moose Lake Area (Barnum/Cromwell/Moose Lake/East Central/Willow River) scored first, but North Branch went on a point-tallying streak with Alex Miller scoring on assists from Tyler Cashill and Jared Axberg.

Brandon Kratzke scored, assisted by Kaleb Larson and Ryan Zentner, while Brandon Waldo put one in the net, assisted by Kratzke.

Also scoring were: Conner Martineau, assisted by Colton Danks, Cashill, with an assist by Axberg, and Mitchell Patten to put the Vikings up 6-1.

The Rebels got in a second goal before Miller, assisted by Kratzke, scored to make it 7-2.

North Branch took home a 7-3 victory after Moose Lake Area was able to get one last shot in the net.

Last Saturday, the team hosted Pine City/Rush City and was downed 7-3 by the Dragons.

Nate Runberg scored on an assist by Patten, and Danks scored twice, assisted both times by Larson.

The North Branch boys hockey team has a 1-1 Two Rivers Conference and 2-5 overall record. The Vikings will travel to Mora to face the Mora/Hinckley-Finlayson Mustangs at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20.

 
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