By: Timothy Oshie
The Kittson Central Wolfpack is making believers out of Section 8A.
Coming off several big wins the last couple weeks, and a decisive 8-0 lopsided loss to East Grand Forks, the boys from Hallock were thinking upset last night at the Park Rapids Community Center. After making the 212 mile trek south to Park Rapids, the Wolfpack prepared to take on the Panthers in front of a packed, mostly Panthers crowd. Park Rapids was one of only two undefeated teams in Minnesota (Roseau 20-0-0) as of February 1, 2008.
Now, there is only one.
Playing inspired hockey from the get-g0, Kittson Central mounted a 2-0 lead before Park Rapids cut that lead in half. KC then extended the lead to 3-1 before the Panthers made it 3-2. The victory was fitting for the late-surging KC Wolfpack. The win over Park Rapids avenged a 6-1 loss back on January 5th in Hallock.
The Wolfpack fought off four, third period penalties to secure the upset of the season in Section 8A.
With the win, Kittson Central moves into a three-way log jam with Warroad and Park Rapids with each team garnering 14 points.
KC travels to Wadena-Deer Creek this afternoon for a 3 p.m. tilt while Warroad hosts the EGF Green Wave at The Gardens Arena.