Ben Swanson stopped 19 of 20 Prairie Center shots on goal Tuesday night and the Fergus Falls boys’ hockey team scored five first period goals on the way to a 7-1 victory.
Matthew Niblock started the scoring at 1:19 of the first period, assisted by Carter Thielke. At 5:04 Isaac Young scored from Kaden Peterson to make it 2-0. Unassisted goals by Cole Zierden at 6:18 and Noah Tarczon at 9:09 gave the Otters a 4-0 lead. At the fourteen minute mark Michael DeBrito tallied an unassisted short-handed goal, making the score 5-0.
Logan Schake scored from Peterson at 10:07 of the second period to put the Otters in front 6-0. Eli Fletcher got Prairie Center on the board with an assist from Brady Cline at 15:29.
The Otters concluded the scoring with a power play goal from Tarczon at 3:16, assisted by Peterson and Young.
Fergus Falls (7-9-1) won for a third straight time. Their next game is Thursday at Sauk Rapids-Rice.