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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Boys' hockey: Dylan Klatt’s last minute goal lifts Pirates over Blake, 6-5

  • Senior Brady Heppner scored two goals and recorded an assist.
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  • Crookston senior Dylan Klatt scored his first goal of the season with about a minute left Friday against Blake and lifted the Pirates to a 6-5 victory in Minneapolis.
     
    Senior Brady Heppner scored two goals and recorded an assist, while senior Ryan Bittner had a goal and two assists in the victory.
     
    Freshman Adam Huglen recorded 21 saves in net for the Pirates, earning his first career varsity win. Jackson Norris had 34 saves, including 17 in the third period, in net for Blake.
     
    The Pirates lost 5-2 to Blake at home last season.
     
    Crookston led 2-1 after the first period with freshman Doug Larson scoring his first career goal on a power play with 5:24 left on an assist from Klatt. Blake's Christopher Chute tied it up about two and a half minutes later, but Heppner responded just 15 seconds after that with an unassisted goal.
     
    In the second period the Pirates jumped ahead 5-3 with Bittner starting things out with his first goal of the season at the 53-second mark on assists from Heppner and Chandler St. Michel. Johnny Ferguson scored for Blake with 11:24 left. Heppner got his second goal a little more than three minutes later on an assist from St. Michel. Blake then got a power play goal from Cade Gleekel with 6:30 left to make it 4-3. Edevold answered, though, with a power play goal with ten seconds left in the middle period on assists from Bittner and Cam Leas.
     
    Blake made things interesting with back-to-back goals by Chute and Ferguson with 8:20 and 4:53 remaining.
     
    Klatt's game-winning goal came just in the nick of time, though, with 1:03 left in the third period with Edevold and Bittner assisting.
     
    Crookston, now 2-0 on the season, will take on Section 8A rival Kittson County Central Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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