By Jared Schmeltzer
On Friday night the Bluejacks hosted Lanse, Mich., in a non conferecne match up. The Bluejacks came out strong and were able get their second straight win with a 5-2 final score.
It took the Bluejacks only two minutes into the first period to get their first goal. Ian Raddatz was the scorer of the early goal which was assisted by Phil Peacy and Ivan DeBroux. DeBroux would be the next to strike as it took him only a minute and a half to get the Bluejacks their second goal of the game, with Raddatz being the assist man this time.
In the second period Lanse was able to get the game within one goal as they scored five minutes into the period. The Bluejacks would have a quick response as Ivan DeBroux scored his second goal of the game with assists from no other than Ian Raddatz and Phil Peacy. DeBroux would waste no time getting his hat trick as he scored his third goal of the game late in the second period with Raddatz getting yet another assist.
With the Bluejacks up 4-1, Lanse cut the lead to two as they got the puck in the net early in the third period. The Bluejacks wouldn’t allow any comeback as they got their fifth goal late in the third period. Phil Peacy was able to get himself on the scoring end of the goal with the assist coming from Ivan DeBroux.
Caleb McCorkle had a very nice game in the net for the Bluejacks as he stopped 27 of the 29 shots sent his way.
After the game Bluejacks coach Bill Hauswirth said, “It was nice to get a win. We had to fight through some penalties, but were able to overcome them.”
Bluejacks fall to Rhinelander
Saturday afternoon the Bluejacks were back out on the ice for a game against Rhinelander. The Bluejacks got the early lead but couldn’t hold on as the Hodags took the 5-1 victory.
In the first period both teams struggled to find the goal until the Bluejacks got rolling with a goal from Christian Mattson (assissted by James Pawlicki) 14 minutes into the game. Following Mattson’s goal it was all Rhinelander as they were able to answer the Bluejacks goal with one of their own a minute later.
Coming out of the break Rhinelander got the second period started with a goal only a minute into the period. The Hodags would continue with their momentum with another goal a few minutes later to take a 3-1 lead.
With the Hodags up 3-1 they would add on two more goals in the third period. Four minutes into the period Rhinelander took advantage of a scoring opportunity to extend their lead. Later in the final period the Hodags added one more goal to their total to make the final score 5-1.
Coach Bill Hauswirth said this about the game, “We got the lead early but couldn’t hold it. Rhinelander did a good job taking advantage of their opportunities.”
The Bluejacks will be back on the ice on Thursday as they host Marshfield for a confernce match up starting at 7 p.m.