The Morris Benson Area boys suffered an 8-2 loss to Detroit Lakes at home Friday. The game was tied at 1 in the second period, when the Lakers netted five unanswered goals to take control at the Lee Community Center.
With the loss, the Storm fell to 9-12-1 overall, while Detroit Lakes improved to 15-7-2.
The Lakers scored at the 6:38 mark and goalie Andrew Friesen stopped all seven Storm shots on goal in the initial period as Detroit Lakes took the 1-0 lead into the break. Storm goalie Alex Sinclair made 12 saves in the period.
Tyler Hansen tied the score at one with a goal assisted by Tanner Picht just 16 seconds into the second period. The score remained tied until the Lakers, the second highest scoring team in the state, score five times in less than six minutes to make the score 6-1 after two periods. Tanner Lane, the state's leading scorer with 90 points, contributed two assists during the onslaught. Sinclair came up with 14 saves during the period and Friesen made just three.
Hansen scored again in the opening minute of the second period, this time assisted by Mac Beyer, to draw the Storm to within 6-2. Then Lane scored a goal and the Lakers added another later in the period for the final score of 8-2. Sinclair made 11 more saves for a game total of 37 while Friesen stopped five attempts for a game total of 15.