EAGLE TRISTAN GUST scored two goals for the team in Tuesday’s win over the Little Falls Flyers. (Submitted photo.)

Eagles stop Little Falls, 4-2

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Staff Writer
Jennifer Edwards
The Becker-Big Lake varsity hockey Eagles had a great week. They beat Little Falls, 4-2, at home Tuesday and Thursday they  hosted Moose Lake in a conference match up, they  kept things rolling as they beat the Rebels 6-0.   “The Eagles did a good job staying out of the penalty box as they notched two goals each period, never letting Moose Lake gain any momentum.   Zach Muller scored first with assists from Taylor Giving and Dana Slominski two minutes into the first period. Nick Stalpes scored at 8:11 with assists from Tristan Gust and Grant Vickerman.
In the second period, Elliot Darsow scored on a power play after 6:27 minutes. Zack Vieau scored at 12:57. Darsow scored again in the third at 3:53 with assists from Ethan Boutin and Vieau. Vieau scored his second goal of the game at 13:57 with an assist from Boutin.
Coach Doug Friedrichs admitted that he was a little worried coming off of a huge win against a really good team two nights before, hoping that the BBL boys would keep their heads and not be too high on themselves after beating Little Falls, Assistant Coach Scott Barta said.  
“The Eagle boys made their new head coach proud as they kept the train rolling, picking up their third straight win,” Coach Barta said.   Goalie Ethan Huber picked up his first win of the season and the teams first shutout.
In Tuesdays game against the Flyers, Little Falls scored first in the first period but Eagle Alex Green scored to tie the game up at 13.49. In the second period, Tristan Gust, assisted by Nick Stalpes and Grant Vickerman, scored twice, once at 1:35 and again at 16:33 to put the Eagles up by two.
In the third period, Dana Slominski scored at 2:50 with an assist by Stalpes. Although the Flyers came back to score again seconds later, they couldn’t catch the Eagles.
The Eagles had 25 shots on goal, Little Falls had 16. Goalie Ben Manzke took the win. The Eagles play Monticello Saturday to take on the Stars. 
This week they compete in a three-day tournament at Richfield beginning Thursday. Their next home meet will be versus Windom Area Jan. 4. at 2 p.m.
The Eagles are now 4-4 in the Two Rivers Conference.
The JV team has also been playing well. They were undefeated until they lost to Little Falls, 2-1, this week.

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OFFICER JOSH PESTA is the newest member of Big Lake’s police department. He hails from Long Prairie and started on the job last week. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

TOM GEROLD of Alive! Lutheran Church of Monticello met with the Big Lake Twp. Board Wednesday to outline plans for moving their church to a Co. Rd. 11 site, just west of the former River Inn. Looking over the plans were Supervisors Bruce Aubol, Norm Leslie, Larry Alfords and Steve Pfleghaar. (Photo by Gary W. Meyer)

DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES Gordy Vosberg is excited about the expanding role of paramedics in keeping people at home in the community through the Healthy At Home follow-up care program and offering the best emergency services to those in need. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

Construction of the Oak Savannah Learning Center started March 25, 2015. The new learning center is located up the hill from the Old School House site, south of Co. Rd. 9. (Submitted Photo)

WH served 2,295 meals at its 78th Annual Meeting.