Thursday night’s game two of Bluejay hockey’s week-long road stand ended a bit better than Tuesday’s but not by much, falling to Stevens Point-Pacelli 7-2 at the Smith Center.
Following a 2-0 Pacelli lead, the Jays got on the board early in the second when Austin Burgener swiped one in with the help of Christian Matson.
The Cardinals would take off on a 4-0 run which would last well into the third period, when Brian Root put up another for the Jays, assisted by Burgener. Pacelli sealed the win just over 20 seconds later.
Goalie Bryce Broeking finished the night with 37 shots on goal, allowing six of the seven Cardinal scores.
Will Schlegel saw some time as well, allowing the other score out of 12 shots on goal.
“We did not compete well in this game,” commented head coach Bill Hauswirth. “We left our goalies hanging out there. Considering the score, both our goalies played well. We need to do more in front of them to help them and compete better as team. If we can do that good things will happen. We have to put last week behind us and move on and get better.”
SP-P : 1 3 3- 7
MERL: 0 1 1- 2
Scoring: Austin Burgener (1g, 1a); Bryan Root (1g); Christan Matson (1a).
No match for Everest
The Jays didn’t fare well in Tuesday night’s clash with D.C. Everest, falling 8-1 to the Evergreens.
Merrill drew first blood early in the first with a group effort from Joe Ladewig, set up by Brian Root and Taylor Hipke. Unfortunately, that would be it for Merrill as Everest took over with an 8-0 run.
“They got up on us right away and we could not get back into it,” Hauswirth said. “We need to do a better job of running our systems, Everest took advantage of that.”
DCE- 1 0 0- 1
MER- 4 4 0- 8
Scoring: Joe Ladewig (1g); Brian Root (1a); Taylor Hapke (1a).