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Boys Hockey Class A Quarterfinal --- Gentry Academy 8, Northern Lakes 0

Posted: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 1:11 PM

Senior forward Damon Furuseth came out with two quick goals to give Gentry Academy a 2-0 advantage in the first period against Northern Lakes. Furuseth’s first goal came unassisted and short-handed at 4:42. Four minutes later, Furuseth scored on a shot from the top of the left circle, with assists coming from sophomore forwards Reese Shaw and Wes Berg. Gentry Academy outshot Northern Lakes 14-5 in the opening period.

The No. 2-seeded Stars went on to defeat the unseeded Lightning 8-0. Gentry Academy netted four goals in the second period and Duruseth completed a hat trick with his power-play goal at 13:22.

Gentry Academy tallied two goals in the final period. Junior defenseman Zach Reim boomed a shot over the left shoulder of senior goalie Jeremiah Smith just 39 seconds into the period and senior forward Nick Sajevic completed the scoring at 15:03.

Three Gentry Academy players finished the game with two assists apiece: Berg, senior forward Bailey McGraw and senior defenseman Breven Grigus. Overall, the Stars outshot the Lightning 41-17.

Gentry Academy (17-0-0) will face East Grand Forks in the semifinals. That game will take place at 11 a.m. on April 2 at the Xcel Energy Center. Northern Lakes ends their season at 18-4-0.

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