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Ely can’t hold on against fast moving Proctor

Timberwolves earn a hard fought overtime win against Red Lake Falls on the road

Jay Greeney
Posted 1/22/19

PROCTOR –The Timberwolves fell behind early and couldn’t make up lost ground as they fell to Proctor 9-4 on Tuesday.

The Rails grabbed the early momentum, with four straight goals in the first …

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Ely can’t hold on against fast moving Proctor

Timberwolves earn a hard fought overtime win against Red Lake Falls on the road

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PROCTOR –The Timberwolves fell behind early and couldn’t make up lost ground as they fell to Proctor 9-4 on Tuesday.

The Rails grabbed the early momentum, with four straight goals in the first nine minutes of the opening period. Ely finally got on the board later in the frame, when Jason Skube scored with assists from Luke Olson and Dalton Schreffler, to close the gap to 4-1.

Olson, with an assist from Schreffler, added another one for Ely at the 6:35 mark of the second to trim the gap to 4-2.

The Rails responded just over three minutes later, but two more Ely goals in the period would make it a game for a time. Jimmy Zupancich found the net on an unassisted play, followed by Olson, who notched his second of the evening off a Jackson Hegman assist minutes later.

The Rails would add another goal in the final minute of the second, before dominating the final period enroute to the 9-4 final.

The Wolves struggled on offense, managing just 16 shots on goal, compared to 62 shots for the Rails. Ely goalie Chase Sandburg stopped 53 shots for a .854 save percentage.

Both teams were guilty of three penalties, good for six minutes.

Proctor made effective use of the power play as they converted two of three. Ely had the same number of opportunities but couldn’t make good on any.

Ely battled Red Lake Falls on Saturday and notched their third win of the season, 3-2 in overtime.

The Eagles scored the only goal of the opening period with just over four minutes to go until the buzzer.

Nick Mattila evened the score at 4:04 into the second, with assists from Austin Meskill and Seann Prigge. Red Lake Falls followed with a goal of their own, giving them a 2-1 lead at the end of the second.

Mattila tied the score at the 10:01 mark, on an assist from Luke Olson, which eventually sent the game to overtime.

Ely’s Schreffler put a quick end to OT, scoring for Ely just 54 seconds in on a Dean Boese assist.

The Wolves traveled to Mayville, N.D. on Friday to take on the Ice Dawgs. Ely ran out of gas in the final period and lost 8-5.

Both teams mounted impressive scoring streaks in the match. Mayville opened the game with four straight goals inside the first seven minutes.

The Wolves then turned the tables, scoring four of their own on a Luke Olson hat trick.

He started the string with an unassisted shot, and had help from Jason Skube on his next two goals. Then Schreffler, who had assisted on Olson’s third goal, added one of his own off assists from Olson and Boese.

Both teams added one in the second before Mayville took control in the final frame.

The Wolves are now off until Feb. 2 when they’ll face Bagley/Fosston on the road. Game time is 6 p.m.

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