The Pemberton Law Peewee A team moved their District record to 5-0 with three wins over the weekend. The Otters defeated Wadena 12-3 on Friday night, Prairie Center 13-1 on Saturday and Northern Lakes 8-2 on Sunday. This moves the Otters PWA’s overall record to 6-2-1 on the season.
On Friday night the Otters opened their home schedule with a game against Wadena, the Otters led 3-1 after the first period with goals from Isaac Johnson(A: Kellen Stenstrom), Stenstrom(A: Johnson, Kaleb Pitman) and Pitman(A: Bo Bring, Johnson). Ben Swanson had 4 saves in the first period. The second period saw the Otters erupt and outscore their opponents 8-1. Scoring for the second period was Stenstrom(A: Johnson, Ethan McGuiness), Pitman(A: Aiden Lindgren), Johnson(A: Pitman, Stenstrom), Pitman(A: Johnson, McGuiness), Leighton Buckmeier(A: Maddie Hulter), Johnson(A: Shane Zierden) and Stenstrom(A: Jax Katzenmeyer). Pitman, Johnson and Stenstrom each completed their Hat Tricks in the period. Swanson added 3 more saves in the 2nd. Scoring slowed in the third period with each team only getting one goal. The Otters goal was scored by Johnson(A: Lindgren, Stenstrom). Swanson added 4 more saves for a game total of 11. 12-3 Final.
Saturday afternoon saw the Otters travel to Sauk Centre for a noon game against Prairie Center. The PWAs jumped out to a 5-1 lead in the game including a goal from Pitman only 22 seconds into the contest. First period scoring came from: Pitman(Unassisted) twice, Johnson(Unassisted), Johnson(A: Pitman) and Hulter(A: Zierden). The Otters added five more in the 2nd period from: Pitman(A: Johnson), McGuiness(Unassisted), Pitman(A: Johnson, Stenstrom), Stenstrom(A: Pitman), Zierden(A: Katzenmeyer), The PWAs added 3 more in the third period: Pitman(Unassisted), Johnson(A: Pitman) and Hulter(A: Zierden). Swanson finished the game with 10 saves including a couple of dandies early in the game that maintained the Otters momentum. 13-1 Final.
On Sunday afternoon the Otters hosted Northern Lakes in a noon game. The Otters proved to be an impatient bunch with Johnson(A: Stenstrom) scoring the first goal only 7 seconds into the game besting the previous day’s 22 second marker. (Note: This team will view the 7 seconds as a Challenge for the rest of the season, so arrive early if you are coming out to watch.) The Otters added another goal from Pitman(A: Stenstrom) late in the period for a 2-0 lead after one. Once again, Swanson maintained the Otter’s momentum with a couple of big saves amongst his 7 for the period. The Otters scored five unanswered goals in the 2nd period: Buckmeier(A: Johnson), Pitman(A: Johnson, Lindgren), Pitman(A: Bring, Stenstrom), Zierden(A: Lindgren) and Pitman(A: Johnson). Scoring slowed down in the third period as the Otters only added one more goal from Stenstrom(A: Johnson, Pitman). Swanson finished the game with 18 saves. 8-2 Final.
They don’t show up as often in the scoring summary, but a callout to: McGuiness, Lindgren, Bring, Skye Norgren, Zierden and Buckmeier who all contributed with solid defense over the weekend. The PWA’s next action will be hosting Detroit Lakes on Saturday (2:30PM) and traveling to play Fargo Angels on Sunday before hosting their Home Tournament on 12/16-12/17.