The Hatchet girls hockey team picked up their play in three close losses in last week’s Hodag tournament.
“Erin had another great week of play in all three games,” Vallier said. “Even though we didn’t win any of the games, we improved every game in the tournament. The girls are working hard and improving everyday and the curve is short for the newcomers that are trying to learn the game on the run.”
After opening with a 4-0 loss to Marinette on Monday, Tomahawk hung within 2-0 of Lakeland on Tuesday and 4-3 of the Stoughton Icebergs on Wednesday.
Tomahawk actually held a 1-0 lead halfway through the first period against Stoughton, when Rylie Flohr scared an unassisted goal. But the Icebergs netted a power play goal with just six seconds left, tallied the only second-period goal, and pushed it to 4-1 by 11:06 elapsed in the third.
The Hatchets battled with a power play goal from Dacoda Shore (A- Flohr, Sparks) with 14:11 gone and a Flohr score (A- Leah Foster) with :56 left.
Samantha Eyers scored twice for Stoughton.
Saves – THS- Sparks 22-18-12–52. Stou- McKenzie Nistus 2-3-9–14.
Lakeland tallied goals in the middle of the first two periods for the 2-0 triumph.
Saves – THS- Sparks 23-29-12–64. Lake- Annika Nimsgren 3-1-2–6.
McKenna Holmen scored once in each of the first two periods of Monday’s contest. Marinette made it 4-0 with a pair of goal in the first four minutes of the third.
Saves – THS- Sparks 13-7-21–41. MM- Andrea Diederich 3-8-7–18.