THS girls? hockey bounces back for 1 win at Hodag Tourney
The THS girls’ hockey team went 1-2 in the Hodag Holiday Tournament Friday and Saturday in Rhinelander. The Hatchets dropped their opener Friday to WSFLG Blizzard 9-2 and then 9-2 to Webster in Saturday’s opener before crushing Medford 4-0 in their final game Saturday evening.
The Hatchets found themselves behind early against the Blizzard, trailing 2-0 after one period and giving up four goals in the second before breaking their scoring drought in the second period with a lone goal by Erika Vallier. Vallier scored the other Hatchet goal in the third, but the Blizzard put the puck past Tomahawk goaltender Erin Sparks three more times in that period.
In all, Sparks faced 40 shots on goal, stopping 31 while Tomahawk could only manage eight shots on goal in the game.
Tomahawk met the Webster co-op Saturday for game two of the tournament.
Webster started the scoring early in the first and ended the first period up 2-0. Webster again came out fast in the second and went up 3-0 16 seconds in. Webster went up 4-0 before Vallier scored for the Hatchets assisted by Nicole Nerva. The second period ended with Webster up 6-1. Webster scored the first goal of the 3rd to go up 7-1 and the Hatchets picked up goal number two from Vallier to make it 7-2. Webster put two more on the board to end the contest 9-2.
Sparks had 40 saves on the night.
Tomahawk finished the Rhinelander tournament in dominating fashion beating Medford 4-0 in a game that was crucial in getting the Hatchet girls back on track.
Vallier led the scoring with her first hat trick of the season, with two of the three goals being assisted by Lauren Bembinster and one unassisted. Nicole Nerva had a goal to finish up the Hatchets scoring. Tomahawk dominated the Raiders from the first drop of the puck to the last, out shooting them 45 to 7. Sparks recorded her third shutout of the year. Tomahawk girls meet Northern Pines Friday, Jan. 3 for a very important conference game.