Hockey: Elk boys trip Grand Rapids 3-2 in overtime

An overtime goal by Colton Budreau lifted Elk River-Zimmerman to a 3-2 win over Grand Rapids in their final game at the Edina Holiday Tournament on Saturday evening.

The Elks (5-2-1) were 1-1-1 in the round robin tourney, all against teams ranked in the top ten. They tied Eden Prairie 3-3 and lost to Edina 4-1.

Budreau, a sophomore defenseman, got his first goal of the season at 5:32 of the extra session,  assisted by Jared Mclaughlin.

After two scoreless periods, each team punctured the net twice in the third, starting with Cody Mann connecing for Grand Rapids at 2:34.

The Elks scored twice in 54 seconds as Jake Jaremko tied it at 4:05 (assisted by Jaremko and Austin Larson), and McLaughlin put them ahead 3-2 at 4:59.

Avery Peterson regained a tie for Grand Rapids at 7:55.

Anders Franke made 37 saves for the Elks, who will host Osseo on Tuesday

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