Hockey: Rogers boys drub North Branch 13-2

The Rogers Royals gave up the first two goals, then buried visiting North Branch 13-2 at home on Thursday evening.

Nate Weber, junior forward, knocked in three goals, while Alexander Lorman and Spencer Marchand delivered two each.

The others came from Parker Veith, Jake Good, Jacob Walker, John Stanley, Connor Tokheim and Braden Cecil.

Blake Timm assisted on four goals and Mat Helickson and Marchand  three each. Tokheim had two assists.

For North Branch (1-3), Jared Axberg and Ryan Zentner scored on power plays in the first 4 1/2 minutes. Rogers stormed back with six goals by six different players before the period ended.

The Royals finished with a 45-10 shot advantage. Brock Maxwell made eight saves in his first start.

Rogers (2-1-1) will play at Breck on Tuesday evening.