Elk River scored six goals in the first period and went on to beat last-place Coon Rapids 10-0 on Thursday evening at Elk River Arena.
Scoring two goals apiece were Jake Jaremko, Chase Springman, Garrett Aldrich and Wyatt Ege. Jered McLaughlin and Nick McCormack each had a goal and two assists.
The Elks (8-5-1 conference, 11-8-2 overall) allowed just four shots on goal by the Cardinals (0-11-1, 5-14-1).
Elk senior goalie Anders Franke, all-conference since ninth grade, played his 100th game and didn’t have to do much on this particular night.
The Elks will play at Champlin Park on Saturday 3 p.m.