Two days after a 5-0 loss to Waupaca, the Hatchet boys hockey team picked up its first win of the season in a wild 6-5 contest at Park Falls.
The Seals scored first, but THS made it 2-1 by the end of the frame and boosted it to 5-1 by the end of the second. Falls tied it up at 5-5 with six minutes to go before Kaleb Wegner lit the game-winning lamp with just 2:53 remaining on a Jordan Tomaszewski power-play assist.
“First period went well,” THS coach Chris Bembinster said. “Second period, we really started to come together. The third we came out watching instead of playing and almost let the game slip away.
“We are proud of the boys for turning it on at the end if this game to get the win. We are really starting to see some team chemistry! We will only get as the season progresses!”
The Hatchets were paced by Cayton Scholz (2 G, 1 A), Kole Woodall (2 G), Wegner (1 G, 1 A), Tomaszaewski (2 A), Steve Renn (2 A), Jacob Panzer (1 G) and Brandon Biever (1 A).
Saves – THS- Dan Hanke 7-8-6–21. PF- Rick Ernst 6-9-9–22.
Waupaca scored three times n the first and twice more in the second to secure the 5-0 victory.
“We had a issue with focus to begin the game,” Bembinster said. “We started very slow, losing battles all over the ice. I was happy with the way they finished this game; they showed they have some fight in them. We definitely have to put a full game together soon!”
Saves – THS- Hanke 13-11-7–31. Wau- Walker Smith 7-7-8–28.