LE SUEUR - Austin Braun scored twice and assisted on another goal to lead the St. Peter/Le Sueur-Henderson Bulldogs to a 7-0 South Central Conference hockey victory over the Fairmont Area Cardinals on Thursday night in Le Sueur.
The Bulldogs got scoring from five different players as they took a 5-0 lead in the opening period. Luke Regner started the scoring at 9:54 and was followed by Braun, who scored 1:26 later for his first goal of the game.
Mac Malecha added the third goal before Jonny Favre netted his lamp-lighter 15 seconds later.
With 58 seconds left in the opening frame, Sam Wenner put a final shot through the crease to help SPLSH take a convincing lead.
Braun scored his second goal of the game just 23 seconds into the second period, and Ryan Hoehn netted the final tally of the game 44 seconds into the third frame.
The Cardinals' Colton Cunning stopped 38 of the Bulldogs' 45 shots on net, while SPLSH goalie Chris Amsden made 16 saves.
Fairmont Area (1-13-1, 1-2 SCC) travels to Waseca for a 7 p.m. conference game on Thursday.
SPLSH - Luke Regner (Sam Wenner, Ryan Moriarty), 9:54.
SPLSH - Austin Braun (Jonny Favre, Ryan Hoehn), 11:20.
SPLSH - Mac Malecha (Brock Solomon, CJ Pavlo), 14:53.
SPLSH - Jonny Favre (Ryan Hoehn), 15:08.
SPLSH - Sam Wenner (Brett Zallek), 16:02.
SPLSH - Austin Braun (Ryan Hoehn, Jonny Favre), 0:23.
SPLSH - Ryan Hoehn (Austin Braun, Jonny Favre), 0:44.
Saves: Colton Cunning (FA) 38; Chris Amsden (SPLSH) 16.
Shots on goal: Fairmont Area 16; SPLSH 45.
Penalties: Fairmont Area 1 for 5 minutes; SPLSH 3 for 6 minutes.
Power-play chances: Fairmont Area 0 for 3; SPLSH 0-1.