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Agates earn comeback win

A comeback win and a frightening injury highlighted the Two Harbors boys 5-4 hockey win over Moose Lake Tuesday night at the Lake County Arena.

The Agates came back with three goals in the final period to take the lead but not before a hard hit in the final minute of play sent Moose Lake's Dan Anderson to the ice, where he banged his head hard. The Rebel forward had what appeared to be a seizure and rescue squad members rushed to the scene. They got Anderson settled and to the ambulance and he was soon lifeflighted to Duluth. Anderson was released from the hospital Wednesday afternoon.

"It was nothing cheap or illegal, it was a hard hit and an unfortunate situation," said Two Harbors coach Steve Wasko. "It sounds like he's doing OK. We hope so."

The Agates found themselves trailing 4-2 after outshooting the Rebels but not finding much flow to their game. Casey Eckman, suffering from a hip pointer, suited up and came out for the final period, seeming to give a boost to the squad. Matt Sonday and Clayton Anderson jumped in and got things going as well. The Agates got scoring from Scott Kovacovich and Casey Fitzpatrick and then Scott Comrie put the go-ahead puck in the net.

"We picked up our play and really started to forecheck them and we got some energy back into our game," said Wasko. "We were kind of playing like we did in Ashland last Saturday (3-2 loss) and we knew we had to get that out of our system."

Two Harbors hosts I-Falls on Friday and then starts Section 7A quarterfinal play against Hibbing in Hibbing next Thursday.