Mosinee upsets Hatchet skaters
Tomahawk and Mosinee appeared to be two teams heading in opposite directions heading into last Thursday’s WIAA regional final at SARA Park.
Mosinee had opened the season on a 9-2 run before plummeting to 11-10, while the Hatchets had started 4-6, then ripped off a 13-game victory streak.
But 6th-seeded Mosinee jumped out to a 3-0 lead on Thursday and held on for its second consecutive playoff win, by a 4-2 tally.
Mosinee scored three times in the opening 8:18, twice from Bryce Hladovcak. Matt Gerber broke the Hatchet ice with 8:18 elapsed (A-Stefan Ungerer), and after a scoreless second period, Tyler Saindon cut it to 3-2 just :29 into the third (A-Craig Swan). Hladovcak turned the tide back with an unassisted, short-hande goal with 1:11 gone, and the score held up to the end.
Tomahawk out-shot Mosinee 52-28, including 24-9 in the second period.
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The Hatchets closed out a 17-8 season. Mosinee was 13-10 heading into Tuesday’s game with #7 seed SPASH.