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Gentry Academy rolls in opener

By Staff, 03/30/21, 1:30PM CDT


Furuseth hat trick powers Stars

Gentry Academy’s Damon Furuseth recorded a hat trick as the No. 2 seeded Stars recorded an 8-0 win in a Class A quarterfinal Tuesday over Northern Lakes at the Xcel Energy Center.

Furuseth, a senior forward, scored a short-handed and even-strength goal in the first period before adding a power-play goal in the second period. He now has five game-winning goals this season for Gentry Academy (17-0).

Furuseth's first goal came shorthanded on a breakaway, beating Lightning goaltender Adler Hoagland with a deke and shot between his leg pads.

Furuseth then took advantage of a Northern Lakes turnover in the high slot on his second goal. Furuseth's shot found the upper right-hand corner for a 2-0 lead.

Also scoring in the second period for Gentry were Nick Sajevic, Kaden Miles and Connor Brown.

Sajevic, the Stars’ leading scorer, added a third-period goal as did Zach Reim.

Reim, Miles and Brown each added an assist while Wes Berg and Bailey McGraw each recorded two assists.

Northern Lakes falls to 18-4.

Key Moment
Sajevic scored 33 seconds into the second period to give the Stars a 3-0 lead.

Scoring Machine
The running time (six-goal lead or larger in the third period) victory marked the 14th time in 17 games this season for Gentry Academy this season.

Three Stars

  1. Furuseth. The two first-period goals powered Gentry to the win.
  2. Sajevic. The Stars’ leading scorer added two goals
  3. Alex Timmons. The senior goaltender recorded his third shutout.

Up Next
No. 2 seed Gentry Academy will play No. 3 seed East Grand Forks in Friday’s 11 a.m. semifinal.

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