Hockey: Blaine tips Elk boys 4-3

Elk River's Nick McCormack hemmed in Blaine's Jesse Norling next to goalie Anders Franke while Mitch Kierstad got down to block a shot. (Photo by Bob Burley)

The Blaine Bengals scored twice in the last three minutes and handed the Elk River Elks a 4-3 loss on Saturday evening in Blaine.

Jesse Norling notched two goals, and Dylan Lambert had a goal and three assists, to lead Blaine (9-3-1 conference, 12-5-2 overall).

Taylor Bryan celebrates his goal with Ryan Jaremko (29). (Photo by Bob Burley)

Jonny Brodzinski tied the score 3-3 on a power play goal with 2:33 left, and Norling’s goal with 1:43 left gave the Bengals the lead.

Robby Pullar and Taylor Bryan scored power play goals and Michael Katchmark scored even-strenthg for the Elks ( 6-6 in the NWSC and 8-11 overall.)

Anders Franke of the Elks made 23 saves and Nick Malvin of the Bengals made 13 saves.

Elk River will host Coon Rapids on Thursday evening.

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