Becker/Big Lake skates by Fairmont Area, 6-2

LE SUEUR – Fairmont Area senior Trason Arens evened the score at 2-2 in the second period, netting the Cardinals’ two goals of the game.

Unfortunately for the host Cardinals, the Becker/Big Lake Eagles rallied and claimed the 6-2 victory on Monday in Le Sueur.

Trailing 2-0 after one period, Arens scored less than three minutes into the second on a Matt Lytle and Greg Claeys assists.

At the 9:42 mark of the middle frame, Arens then made it a 2-2 game with the help of Brock Johnson and Lytle assists.

The Eagles then rebounded, scoring two goals in the second and another pair in the third to take the win.

Ethan Boutin gave the Eagles back the lead with an unassisted goal in the second, before Milan Kent and John Messman combined to make it 4-2 at 14:28 of the second.

Jason Tonneslan then netted a pair of goals in the third to ice the victory.

Tucker Wilkendorf scored the opening lamp lighter at the 5:58 mark of the first, with an assist from Jake Piehl, before Zack Vieau generated a goal off a Ben Gilchrist assist at 6:07 in the first for the Eagles.

Colton Cunning made 33 saves for the Cardinals, while Ben Manzke stopped 17 shots in front of the crease for the Eagles.

Fairmont Area fired 19 shots on net, while 39 shots found the goal for the Eagles.

Fairmont Area (2-9, 0-3 SCC) hosts Mankato East/Loyola at 7:30 p.m. today at Martin County Arena.

Becker/Big Lake 2-2-2-6

Fairmont Area 0-2-0-2

Scoring Plays

1st Period

BBL – Tucker Wilkendorf (Jake Piehl), 5:58.

BBL – Zack Vieau (Ben Gilchrist), 6:07.

2nd Period

FA – Trason Arens (Matt Lytle, Greg Claeys), 2:54.

FA – Trason Arens (Brock Johnson, Matt Lytle), 9:42.

BBL – Ethan Boutin (unassisted), 11:22.

BBL – Milan Kent (John Messman), 14:28.

3rd Period

BBL – Jason Tonneslan (unassisted), 4:20.

BBL – Jason Tonneslan (Jake Piehl), 6:44.

Shots on goal: Becker/Big Lake 16-10-13-39; Fairmont Area 5-11-3-19.

Saves: Colton Cunning (FA) 33; Ben Manzke (BBL) 17.

Penalties: Becker/Big Lake 4 for 18 minutes; Fairmont Area 3 for 6 minutes.