Alex Schaffer, Finn Gibson and Seth Reicks scored three points each to lead the Minnesota River Bulldogs boys hockey team to a regular-season ending 7-1 win over Fairmont on Thursday at Martin County Arena.

After missing the last two weeks because of COVID-19 virus outbreaks, the Bulldogs started slowly falling behind 1-0 at 9:31 into the first period.

But the Bulldogs finished off the period with three unanswered goals.

Judson Narum scored his fourth goal of the season, assisted by Connor Bjorling. at 11:23; Mason Reinhardt scored his third of the season, assisted by Seth Reicks, at 16:14; and Reicks scored his 10th of the season, assisted by Brady Sowder and Mason Reinhardt, at 16:58.

The Bulldogs scored four more goals in the second period to finish off the scoring 7-1.

Gibson scored his third of the season, assisted by Schaffer, at 3:11; Schaffer scored, assisted by Reicks at 3:50; Tyler Erickson scored his sixth of the season, assisted by Gibson at 6:27; and Schaffer scored his fourth of the season, assisted by Gibson. at 13:19.

The Bulldogs out shot the Cardinals 28-24. Bulldogs goalie Logan Moe, who has a 2.83 goals against average, a .900 save percentage and a 4-2 record, made 23 saves for the win. Fairmont goalie Rachel O'Connor had 21 saves.

Minnesota River finishes the regular season 9-4 overall and 8-4 and fourth place in the Big South Conference. Fairmont ends winless 0-17, 0-15.

Reach Sports Editor Pat Beck at 931-8566 or follow him on @SPHSportsPat. ©Copyright 2021 APG Media of Southern Minnesota. All rights reserved.

St. Peter Herald Sports Editor covers St. Peter, Cleveland, Le Center, Le Sueur-Henderson and Tri-City United and Gustavus Adolphus College. Fishing, tennis and golf enthusiast

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