Boys State Hockey: Gentry sails by Northern Lakes in Class A Quarterfinal clash of first-timers
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 forward Reese Shaw and sophomore forward 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.
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Gentry Academy netted 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 Sajavis 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) advances to the semifinals and will face the winner of the Lichfield/Dassel-Cokato vs. East Grand Forks quarterfinal. That semifinal 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.
Courtesy: Minnesota State High School League