THS skaters rally from loss
The Hatchet boys hockey split a pair of GNC games when it seemed likely they would take them both.
Lakeland bounced back from a 7-3 deficit to take a lead in the third period of Thursday’s game, then scored 2:44 into overtime to win a wild 9-8 contest.
But Tomahawk responded on Monday, scoring the last four goals of a 9-3 triumph in Medford.
“We lost eight kids on the team due to grades, and we’re trying to find our way,” THS coach Jake Flohr said. “(Monday) was a step in the right direction.
‘We put about 50 shots on net to their 20. Our freshman goaltender played well and the team played well. We starting to gel as a team without the players that are gone.”
The Hatchet jumped out 2-0 on Medford with scores from Trevor Iwen (A- Colton Kammer) and Kammer (A- A.J. Bunce). The Raiders knotted it up by the end of the frame, but THS ripped off three in a row to go up 5-2. Kammer (A- Bunce, Iwen), Adam Russo (A- Cole Hoeppner) Luke Schoone (A- Jakob Panzer) all scored.
Panzer opened the third with a short-handed goal, Iwen (A- Bunce, Kammer & A-Kevin Bolder) made it 8-3 with a pair of scores, and Hoeppner (A- Schoone, Panzer) capped it off.
Saves-THS-Danny Hanke 5-7-5-17. MHS-Carter jamieson 16-15-14-45.
The Hatchets out-shot Lakeland 36-26, but gave up a 7-3 early third period lead with five straight Lakeland goals. Kammer (A- Bunce, Iwen) tied it at 8-8 late to force overtime, but the T-Birds’ Jack Dern scored a short-handed goal to end it.
“We didn’t play too bad, but giving up six goals after the second period is tough,” Flohr said.
Alex Ungerer (3 g, 1 a), Kammer (3 g, 1 a), Bunce (1 g, 3 a), Iwen (4 a), Panzer (2 a), Schoone (1 g), Kris Gaedtke (1 a) and Bolder (1 a) chipped in for Tomahawk.
Saves-THS-Danny Hanke 8-3-6-0-17. Lakeland-Alex Moustakis 5-13-*-18, 6 g; Jacob Baxter *-2-7-1-10, 2 g.
THS was 3-9 in the GNC (7-13 overall) before Tuesday, Lakeland was 4-7 and 8-13 and Medford was 1-11 and 3-17.