Saturday, February 2, 2008

Kittson Central Knocks Off Previously Undefeated Park Rapids, 3-2; Move Into 1st Place Tie

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.


Kellen Albrecht said...
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Oshie-Blogs said...


Thanks for your kind remarks and congratulations on the big victory on Friday night.

Great things happen to people (teams) that believe great things can happen. Keep the boys rolling into the Section 8A Tournament at TRF.

Kellen Albrecht said...

No problem Mr. Oshie. Have you heard anything as far as points stand right now? It would sure be interesting to see.

Minnesota Section 8A Boy's Hockey said...

Do you mean individual statistics up to this point.

Pointstreak has all the players / teams statistics included in the divisional reports.

Click on what Conference your team plays in and see how the stats are going.