The North Branch boys hockey team hosted and lost 7-2 to WSFLG (Webster/Siren/Frederic/Luck/Grantsburg) Friday, Jan. 18; before traveling and defeating Moose Lake Area 4-1 Saturday, Jan. 19. The North Branch boys hockey team is fifth in the Two Rivers Conference with a 1-3 conference and 2-13 overall record. The Vikings will travel to Pine City Arena to face Pine City/Rush City (3-12 record) at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22.
vs. Moose Lake Area: Goalie Cedric Gelden stopped all, but one of the 20 shots at the Vikings goal. Caleb Larson scored on an assist from Brandon Kratzke, while Ryan Zentner got one in the net assited by Larson. Brandon Kratzke scored assisted by Mitch Patten and Al Guizzetti, while Patten scored assisted by Brandon Timm.
@ WSFLG: Geldon started in his first varsity game and had some great saves, stopping 21 of the 28 shots on the North Branch goal. Kratzke scored assisted by Timm and Tim Courtright, while Larson scored from an assist by Kratzke.