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Picht's third-period hat trick gives Storm first win

Tanner Picht scored three goals, all in the third period, to give Morris Benson Area its first win, 4-3, over Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato Tuesday.

The Dragons built a 3-1 lead with goals from Aaron Haataja, Reid Nelson, and Eddie Estrada in the second period.

Picht netted his first goal shorthanded at 6:11 in the third. His second came at 8:13 and the game-winner 25 seconds later at 8:38.

Brody Gimberlin also scored for the Storm, and had an assist on all of Picht's goals.

Morris Benson Area 4

Litchfield/D-C 3

LDC 0  3  0 -- 3

MBA 0  1  3 -- 4

FIRST PERIOD - No scoring

SECOND PERIOD - LDC: Aaron Haataja (Kent Ryynanen, Mike Spreiter) 2:18; LDC: Reid Nelson (Ethan Niemela) 2:44; MBA: Brody Gimberlin (Tanner Picht, Mac Beyer) 7:09; LDC: Eddie Estrada (Niemela) 14:45

THIRD PERIOD - MBA: Picht (Gimberlin) 6:11 sh; MBA: Picht (Gimberlin, Beyer) 8:13; MBA: Picht (Gimberlin) 8:38

PENALTIES - MBA: 4-0-1 - 5; LDC: 1-2-3 - 6

GOALIE SAVES - MBA: Kyle Kennedy 32; LDC: Braeden Wahl