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Boys hockey: Storm split games over weekend

North Shore senior Mason Meyer (24) flips the puck past Park Rapids goalie Brendan Kruchowski during the Storm's 8-0 win Friday, Dec. 28. Meyer had three goals in the game. (Jamey Malcomb/News-Chronicle)1 / 2
North Shore sophomore Caden Costley competes with Park Rapids' Joshua Crandall for the puck during the Storm's 8-0 win in the North Shore Holiday Tournament on Friday, Dec. 28, in Two Harbors. Costley recorded a goal and an assist in the game. (Jamey Malcomb/News-Chronicle)2 / 2

North Shore senior Mason Meyer netted a hat trick in the Storm's blowout win over Park Rapids on Friday, Dec. 29, in Two Harbors.

Meyer scored just two minutes into the game off a pass from sophomore Ryder McMillen to get the scoring started. Meyer would add goal before the end of the first period and another five minutes into the second.

Cole Komarek added two goals and an assist in the game and Caden Costley had a goal and an assist. Cameron Roy stopped 17 shots for the Storm.

The next night, North Shore played Mora/Milaca to a draw in the first period thanks to a Will Olson goal with less than two minutes to play. Two goals in the second and third periods for the Mustangs sealed the Storm's fate in a 5-2 loss.

Sully Tikkanen scored the other Storm goal and Roy and Connor Sullivan combined to make 19 saves.

The tournament was scheduled to be an eight-team tournament over three days, but snow Dec. 27 forced the cancellation of that day's games. The teams were then reorganized into brackets and essentially played two four-team tournaments Dec. 28-29.

North Shore (3-7-1) will play at International Falls at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5.

Jamey Malcomb

Jamey Malcomb has been a reporter for the Pine Journal since October 2018. He previously worked as a reporter for the Lake County News-Chronicle from 2015-2018. Malcomb is a native of North Carolina and holds a bachelor's degree in English and history from the George Washington University and a master's degree in education from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Malcomb moved to Minnesota in July 2012 and worked as a sports clerk and news assistant at the Duluth News Tribune. 

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