Hatchet girls hit tough teams and hang
The Hatchet girls hockey team bumped up against two top-10 teams last week in Hayward (#3) on Thursday and the Central Wis. Storm (#7) on Tuesday.
Hayward scored twice in the first period, the second with a fraction of a second remaining on the power play. The visitors reached the final score 3-0 midway through the second.
“Tomahawk, the huge underdog, came out flying and kept the pressure on in both ends, attacking the puck carrier and playing their best positional game of the year,” Vallier said. “The shots were hugely in favor of Hayward, but the Hatchets kept the majority of them at bad angles and the others Erin Sparks gobbled up. Lauren Tremblay, the Hayward goalie, only had 16 saves but three of them were ESPN highlight saves and kept the game a shutout in their favor.”
Saves–THS–Erin Sparks 16-23-6–45. Hay.– Lauren Tremblay 8-2-6–16.
The THS girls hung within a 2-1 tally of the Storm into the third period, before penalties gave the Storm odd-girl rushes it parlayed into a 5-1 victory.
“The Hatchet girls left everything they had out there on every shift and pressed right until the final buzzer, and showing themselves that hard work and dedication to the Tomahawk program is paying off,” Vallier said. “We, as coaches, are very proud of the girls.”
Nicole Nerva cut it to 2-1 with 2:22 left in the first on an unassisted power play goal. For of five Storm goals came on the power play, including all three in the third.
Saves–THS–Sparks 7-14-16–37. CWS–Athena Kayler 1-2-3–6.