Hockey: Elk boys thump Coon Rapids 9-0

On Senior Night, the Elk huddled in front of five seniors' banners. (Photo by Bob Burley)

Mitch Kierstad had the hat trick plus two assists as Elk River blanked Coon Rapids 9-0 at home on Thursday evening.

Robby Pullar and Andrew Zerban each knocked in two goals, and Michael Katchmark and Nick McCormack had one each. Katchmark and Henry Brady each made two assists.

MItch Kierstad at left celebrated his third goal with Elk teammates. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

Kierstad has 12 goals, tops on the team.

The Elks outshot the Cardinals 27-11, with backup goalie Cam Korlath in the nets for the shutout.

The Elks had five goals in the second period including power play goals by McCormack and Kierstad. They were 3-for-5 on the power play with Zerban getting the other one.

It was Senior Night, with Brady, Pullar, Katchmark, Ryan Jaremko, Nash Bleyhl, and Matt Eilertson honored.

The Elks are 7-6 in the NWSC and 9-11 overall. Coon Rapid is 1-11 and 5-14.

Elk River will host Champlin Park on Saturday at 3 p.m.

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