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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SHERBURNE COUNTY FAIR BOARD MEMBER Irene Kostreba, pictured here showing a very old poster advertising a Sherwin Linton concert, is still looking for items to display in the county fair history center. Items could be given on loan or donated to the fair board. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

FRESH FLAME BURGER serves up fast food with its own flair on Hwy. 10 in Big Lake. Clara Henderson, Kari Luckey and Jamall Whitelaw ordered their food to go from restaurant owner Gus Afrooz. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

SHERBURNE COUNTY 4-H’ers got some hands-on experience working at the 4-H foodstand at the fairgrounds Wednesday evening in preparation for the Sherburne County Fair, which starts Wednesday. About 60 kids from six different 4-H clubs learned how to grill burgers, cook fries and hot dogs and serve customers during the orientation event. Above are Big Lakers Katie Olson (left), Kirsten Olson and Taylor Muehlbauer cooking fries and Bailey Muehlbauer (right) getting hamburger buns ready. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

GRAND KNIGHT DENNIS NAGORSKI of the Knights of Columbus presented Big Lake Chief of Police Joel Scharf and Becker Chief of Police Brent Baloun with a donation of prescription drug drop-boxes for each city. Along with marijuana, prescription drugs are often abused because of easy access. Keeping them out of the water system is important to protect the environment. Now our residents have a safe way to dispose of their unwanted or out-dated medications. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).