Tomahawk girls soar with Eagles
The Hatchet girls hockey pushed Northland Pines to the limit in last Friday’s home contest, then got postponed out of Monday’s challenge with Waupaca, first in the GNC at 4-0 and 12-1 overall.
The Hatchets are 3-3 in the GNC and 4-4-1 overall.
Tomahawk trailed Pines 2-0 late in the second period before cutting it to 2-1 on Vallier’s unassisted goal. The visitors pushed it to 3-1 just seconds into the third, but Vallier gave THS a chance with an unassisted, short-handed score with 2:43 left. Pines weathered a final storm.
“Erin Sparks shut down 47 shots and kept the Hatchets in the game all night,” Vallier said. “Erin has been a leader and the backbone of the team in her sophomore year, tallying four shutouts already only nine games into the season.
“Tomahawk played Pines score-wise as well as they have for three years, and showed themselves they can play with any team if they put their minds to the task.
Saves–THS–Erin Sparks 17-11-19–47. NP–Jenna Paez 6-5-5–16.