Hatchet boys split in solid week of play
The Tomahawk boys hockey team rolled in Tuesday’s 7-1 triumph at Medford, but was nipped 5-4 in Thursday’s home game with Chequamegon.
Tomahawk scored twice in each of the first two periods and got the first two of the third before the Raiders got on the board with just 4:02 remaining. Kole Woodall (A- Steven Renn, Jacob Panzer) and Renn (A- Alex Ungerer) scored in a span of 1:12 late in the first.
Ungerer ripped off the next three (A- Renn, Jared Kiander/A- Renn, Cayton Scholz/UA), and Panzer (A- Renn, Ungerer) converted a power play for the 6-0 lead. Jack Schafer (A- Dylan Hraby) broke Medford’s scoring ice, but Renn capped a great night with a short-handed score with 1:40 left.
“We worked on power play, as it has been struggling in the last couple games,” THS coach Rick Myre said. “So it seemed ironic that we started the scoring out with a power play goal. My boys put up huge numbers with shots tonight, over 30 in the first and the second period. Medford played tough but my boys wanted it more. We controlled the puck so we controlled the game. All in all a great effort by my guys for a win.
Saves–THS–Dan Hanke 8-9-6–23. MHS– Carter Jamieson 30-35-11–76.
After THS took a 3-2 edge, Chequamegon scored three straight, and Ungerer’s late power play goal (UA) wasn’t enough. Ungerer (A- Renn, Panzer), Panzer (A- Renn, Kiander) and Renn (A- Panzer, Scholz) tallied Tomahawk’s second-period goals.
“We made adjustments, then came out in the second playing our game,” Myre said. “The boys were talking, hitting, skating hard, doing all the things I know they could do. I lost Jake Panzer to injury in the beginning of the third, and when you only have three defensemen it gets tough shuffling bodies to fill positions. Unfortunately we came up short on the scoreboard at the end. I have to give a shout out to my seniors; they never quit! That’s the kind of thing you want to show your underclassmen for sure.”
Saves–THS–Dan Hanke 12-9-6–27. CHS– Rick Ernst 6-8-9–23.