Picht's third-period hat trick gives Storm first win
Tanner Picht scored three goals, all in the third period, to give Morris Benson Area its first win, 4-3, over Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato Tuesday.
The Dragons built a 3-1 lead with goals from Aaron Haataja, Reid Nelson, and Eddie Estrada in the second period.
Picht netted his first goal shorthanded at 6:11 in the third. His second came at 8:13 and the game-winner 25 seconds later at 8:38.
Brody Gimberlin also scored for the Storm, and had an assist on all of Picht's goals.
Morris Benson Area 4
LDC 0 3 0 -- 3
MBA 0 1 3 -- 4
FIRST PERIOD - No scoring
SECOND PERIOD - LDC: Aaron Haataja (Kent Ryynanen, Mike Spreiter) 2:18; LDC: Reid Nelson (Ethan Niemela) 2:44; MBA: Brody Gimberlin (Tanner Picht, Mac Beyer) 7:09; LDC: Eddie Estrada (Niemela) 14:45
THIRD PERIOD - MBA: Picht (Gimberlin) 6:11 sh; MBA: Picht (Gimberlin, Beyer) 8:13; MBA: Picht (Gimberlin) 8:38
PENALTIES - MBA: 4-0-1 - 5; LDC: 1-2-3 - 6
GOALIE SAVES - MBA: Kyle Kennedy 32; LDC: Braeden Wahl