Walker McGillis celebrates

MayPort Area sophomore forward Walker McGillis (13) celebrates his first-period goal with teammates Tanner Lundwall, left, and Lucas Fugleberg on Saturday. McGillis scored twice to help the Ice Dawgs beat the Bottineau Braves 4-0 at Kim Braaten Memorial Arena in Mayville.

Through six games this season, MayPort Area has been using its Dec. 2 Kittson County Central (Minn.) game as a learning experience. 

The Ice Dawgs (3-3) recently defeated Bottineau 4-0 on Dec. 11 and have outscored their last two opponents 13-0. 

Head coach Chase Knudson said his squad’s fast starts have been a result of studying their game film from the 4-1 loss to KCC. 

“We weren’t too happy with the way we performed against Kittson County Central,” Knudson said Tuesday. 

“We watched some film and did a little studying on that (game) and it was a lack of urgency, for the most part.”

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