Boys' hockey: Bemidji scores early in OT to beat Crookston 4-3
- The loss drops the Pirates to 7-7 on the season. They have now lost five of their last six games.
The Pirates led 2-0 Tuesday on the road against Bemidji but the Lumberjacks fought back and sent the contest into overtime before scoring a power play goal 40 seconds in to beat Crookston 4-3.
The loss drops the Pirates to 7-7 on the season. They have now lost five of their last six games.
Junior Parker Epema recorded 18 saves in goal for the Pirates, including three in the overtime period. Bemidji's Jack Schmidgall recorded 29 saves in goal.
The Pirates got on the board at the 11:16 mark of the first period with senior Curtis Regan's third goal of the season. Freshman Doug Larson assisted.
Crookston took a 2-0 lead less than five minutes into the second period with a power play goal by senior Connor Morgan, scoring his third too. Seniors Ryan Bittner and Ryan Edevold each assisted.
Bemidji quickly tied the game up with back-to-back goals separated by 18 seconds. The first came at the 8:22 mark by Ben Christopher and Matt Serratore added the second.
Larson gave Crookston a 3-2 lead to take into the third period, though, with his fifth goal of the season with 2:53 left.
Serratore tied the game with 3:42 left in the third period and Brett Hartje scored 40 seconds into overtime with a power play goal to win it for the Lumberjacks.
The schedule does not get easier for the Pirates as they host Thief River Falls on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and Warroad comes to town Saturday at 4:30 p.m.