Section 8AA 2012/13
Brainerd downs Monticello/Annandale/Maple Lake, 4-1
Cole Smith had two points to lead the Brainerd Warriors to a 4-1 victory over the Monticello/Annandale/Maple Lake Moose.
The win gave Brainerd a 1-0 lead in the best of one series.
The Warriors excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in three chances. Monticello/Annandale/Maple Lake was unable to stop Brainerd from sending pucks towards the net, and the Warriors eventually piled up 45 shots on goal.
Brainerd also got points from Logan Rivard, who also registered two goals and one assist to lead the team in points. Reno Fussy also scored for Brainerd. More assists for Brainerd came via Jacob Ellingson, who had two and Billy Desrocher, Thomas Stoxen, and Mason Severson, who contributed one a piece.
The Moose did not challenge the opposing netminder, only getting 11 shots on net to force 10 saves.
Kyle Helmberger recorded 10 saves for Brainerd. The Warriors incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors. Darien Jones made 41 saves for Monticello/Annandale/Maple Lake on 45 shots. The Moose incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors.