Hockey: Elk boys coast past St. Francis 8-0

Elk freshman Peter Jones drove the puck into the net for a 1-0 lead in the first period. (Photo by Bob Burley)


Two freshman tallied their first  varsity goals to get Elk River-Zimmerman started, and the Elks went on to beat St. Francis 8-0 at home Thursday.

Peter Jones and Briggs Leadens gave the Elks a 2-0 lead in the non-conference game.

Andrew Zerban knocked in two goals, one of them shorthanded. He leads the Elks with 13 goals. Nick McCormack also scored twice, one of them on a power play. Jared McKlaughlin and Mitch Kiersad had the other goals.

Austin Larson, Kierstad, McLaughlin and Jake Jaremko made two assists each.

The Elks (8-5-1) had a 48-21 edge in shots on the Saints (4-10). Anders Franke made 11 saves and backup Cam Korlath made 10.

ERZ will play at Andover on Saturday at 3 p.m.


Andrew Zerban backhanded the puck for a shorthanded goal. (Photo by Bob Burley)