The Hatchet boys hockey team dropped a pair of games last week, losing 5-1 to a strong Waupaca squad on Tuesday, then suffering a let-down in Thursday’s 6-4 home defeat to Marshfield.
The Comets scored twice in each of the first two periods to surge ahead 4-0, before Tomahawk’s Brett Gerber (UA) broke the scoring ice with short time left. Waupaca tallied the only third-period goal.
“We are very proud of the boys for the effort they put forth in this game,” THS coach Chris Bembinster said. “The score does not show that in our opinion they played a complete game tonight. We out-shot them, found iron a couple times and their goalie kept them in the game. They looked like a team from start to finish!”
Saves – THS- Dan Hanke 7-12-14–30. Wau- Walker Smith 12-9-14–35.
The Hatchets played one-goal catch-up all game with Marshfield before finally taking a 4-3 lead on a Jordan Tomaszewski power play score (A- Steven Renn) with 6:58 gone in the third.
But the Tigers ripped off three unanswered to seal up the win.
“All I am going to say is Marshfield wanted this game more than we did!” Bembinster said.
Tomahawk’s Patrick Setala (A- Renn) tied it at 1-1 early in the second, and Renn made it 2-2 with just :18 left. The Hatchets’ Max Bembinster (A- Renn) scored a 5-on-3 goal with 6:29 gone in the third, a half-minute before the go-ahead goal.
Three different players scored even-handed goals for Marshfield to close it out. Ryan Krueger (2 G, 1 A), Jon Wittman (1 G, 1 A) and Isaac Wellens (1 G, 1 A) paced the Tigers.
Saves – THS- Hanke 10-9-7–26. Marsh- Roy Peterson 11-5-9–25.