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Rebels fight in North Shore Holiday Tourney


Moose Lake Area Hockey

Moose Lake Rebel Logan McNulty saves a goal during the Rebels win over Ely December 29.

The Moose Lake Area Rebels boys high school varsity and junior varsity hockey teams played in the North Shore Holiday Tournament December 28-30. There were games both in Silver Bay and Two Harbors. Joining the Rebels were teams from Ely, Legacy Christian, Rice Lake, Redwood Valley, Mora, North Shore and Red Lake Falls.

The brackets had the varsity Rebels matched up with the Rice Lake Warriors for their first game. A little more then a minute into the game the Warriors found the net to take a 1-0 lead. At the 10-minute mark Wyatt Lampel scored for the Rebels with assists from Bryceton Butkiewicz and Devin Murphy. The first period ended 1-1.

In period two the Warriors scored three unanswered goals giving them a 4-1 lead going into the third period.

The third period also left the Rebels scoreless with the Warriors adding two more, ending the game 6-1.

In the loss, Logan McNulty had 44 saves for the Rebels who had a total of 18 shots against Rice Lake.

The second game of the tournament against the Ely Timberwolves ended in quite different results for the Rebels giving them their first win of the season December 29.

Murphy, with assists from Cody Anderson and Butkiewicz, started off the scoring at 12 minutes in the first period.

Going into the second period with a 1-0 lead, Richie Parzy scored at 8:32 with an assist from Nick Wegge. A little more than a minute later Butkiewicz added another goal for the Rebels with an assist from Murphy. The second period ended with the Rebels up 3-0.

The Rebels came out in the third period playing some good hockey. Anderson, with an assist from Brendan Lake, and Alex Erickson, with an assist from Lampel, added two more goals giving the Rebels a 5-0 lead.

The Timberwolves added two goals later in the third period ending the game 5-2 for the Rebels. In the win, McNulty had 23 saves for the Rebels who totaled 35 shots against Ely.

The third game of the tournament put the Rebels in the Consolation Championship against the Mora Mustangs. In what would prove to be a very evenly matched game, the Mustangs had the only goal in period one.

It wasn't until 13:46 in the second period that another goal was scored, this time by Murphy unassisted for the Rebels, tying the score 1-1.

The Rebels took their first lead in the game at 6:59 in the third period with a goal from Wegge, assisted by Butkiewicz and Lampel. A half minute later Murphy added a power play goal, assisted by Butkiewicz, to give the Rebels a 3-1 lead.

Getting into foul trouble the Rebels gave up two power play goals at 9:32 and 10:52 in the third period.

At 3-3 the game went into overtime. With shots on goal on both ends the Mustangs were the ones able to find the net at 1:54 in the overtime period taking the 4-3 OT win. In the loss, McNulty had 20 saves for the Rebels who had a total of 25 shots against Mora.


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