Mosinee puts the edge on Hatchets
The Hatchet hockey team faced an important GNC battle at home last Tuesday with a chance to tie Mosinee in the standings, but the visitors pulled out a 2-1 victory.
Mosinee improved to 5-2 in conference, temporarily good for second place, while Tomahawk dipped to fifth at 3-4.
“It would have been great (to win),” THS coach Jake Flohr said. “To lose a conference game that close... We could have easily won that game. It was close. You have a couple of breakdowns and you lose the game; that’s tough.
“We missed two breakaways and our goalie gave up an easy goal. They out-shot us, but we still could have easily won that game.
“But it was a good game all the way around. The kids played well.”
After the teams played the first period to a scoreless tie, Mosinee broke through with a pair of second-period tallies.
Chris Tomski broke the scoring ice with a shorthanded goal with 10:209 left, then Jacob Hrebik (A-Austin McCarthy) pushed it to 2-0 with just 25 seconds left.
Trevor Iwen pulled the hatchets back within 2-1 with 4:37 left in the game. Alex Ungerer set up the shot.
Flohr is hardly writing it off as a complete loss.
“There were definitely positives, all the way around,” he said. “The way we skated, the way we stayed out of the (penalty) box.”
Saves–THS–Evan Russo 42. MHS–Jimmy Rogers 19.
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