Park boys hockey: Bears maul Wolfpack 7-2 to close out regular seasonPark’s season-long struggles continued last week with a pair of losses against Cretin-Derham Hall and White Bear Lake.
By: Nick Gerhardt, South Washington County Bulletin
Park’s season-long struggles continued last week with a pair of losses against Cretin-Derham Hall and White Bear Lake.
The Raiders won 7-2 Thursday against the Wolfpack in St. Paul and the Bears won 5-2 Saturday in Cottage Grove.
Cretin-Derham Hall put up a three-goal second period and third period after Park played to a 1-1 tie in the first period.
Russel Damsgard scored at 13 minutes, 10 seconds for the Wolfpack to tie the game, but the Raiders took control in the second period with two power-play goals. Cretin-Derham Hall finished 3-for-5 on the power play and had 44 shots on goal in the win.
Cody Newton added a goal at 4:35 of the third period for Park (2-17-1, 1-12-1 SEC), which has lost its last seven consecutive games.
White Bear Lake jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period and never looked back in a 5-2 victory.
Jake Wahlin scored twice in the first period, but the Wolfpack cut it to a 2-1 game with a goal from Damsgard 36 seconds into the second period.
The Bears added a power-play goal later in the period and scored twice more in the third period.
Chris Peterson added a goal for Park at 3:46 of the third period on the power play.
White Bear Lake finished with 35 shots on goal.
The Wolfpack face Forest Lake Thursday in Cottage Grove.