Boys hockey roundup: Litchfield/D-C stuns Sauk Rapids

Dec. 30—ST. CLOUD — Down 3-0 in the first period, the Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato boys hockey team stormed back to secure the victory over Sauk Rapids.

Led by a five-point effort from Calvin Jones, the Dragons beat the Storm 6-4 at the Granite City Hockey Showcase Friday at the Municipal Athletic Complex.

Benjamin Kulus scored a pair of goals along with another score from Keegan Patterson to give Sauk Rapids the 3-0 lead. Before the end of the first, Calvin Jones put Litchfield/D-C on the board at 15:42.

That wasn't the last time Jones' name was called. He scored three second-period goals, and added an assist in Reegan Brummond's tally later in the period.

Ranked eighth in Class A, the Dragons outshot the Storm 23-10 over the final two periods.

Litchfield/D-C heads to the Parade Ice Garden in Minneapolis to face the Minneapolis co-op on Tuesday.

Sauk Rapids (1-8-0) 3 1 0 — 4

Litchfield/D-C (8-1-1) 1 4 1 — 6

FIRST PERIOD — (1) SR: Keegan Patterson (Ethan Euteneur, John Claypool), 2:59 PP ... (2) SR: Benjamin Kulus (Nolan Thell), 6:24 ... (3) SR: Kulus (Hunter Behling), 13:09 ... (4) L/D-C: Calvin Jones (Braden Olson, Caden Besemer), 15:42.

SECOND PERIOD — (5) L/D-C: Jones (Besemer), 4:24 SH ... (6) L/D-C: Jones (unassisted), 7:26 ... (7) L/D-C: Jones (Besemer), 12:55 ... (8) L/D-C: Reegan Brummond (Jones), 14:11 PP ... (9) SR: Teagan Dodge (unassisted), 15:59.

THIRD PERIOD — (10) L/D-C: Rhett Niemela (Carson Wendorff, Brummond), 4:53.

GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS — Sauk Rapids: Hayden Brown (34:00 TOI) 18/23; Reed Omvig (34:00 TOI) 12/13 ... Litchfield/D-C: Travis Halonen 19/23.