By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD — Chippewa Falls scored three goals in the final 4:14 to push past Marshfield 5-2 in a nonconference boys hockey game Monday night at the Marshfield Youth Ice Center.
The game was the season opener for both teams.
Marshfield led 1-0 on a goal by Conner Sandok midway through the first period. After Chippewa Falls tied it, the Tigers pulled ahead again when Jacob Draves scored with 6:38 to go in the second period.
The Cardinals rallied to tie it again and then blanked Marshfield in the third period as they pulled away late.
Jordan Steinmetz had a goal and two assists, and Landon Mueller scored twice for the Cardinals.
Chippewa Falls dominated play, outshooting Marshfield 57-10. Marshfield goalie Haydon Roy-Peterson had 53 saves.
Marshfield will compete at the Tomah Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Cardinals 5, Tigers 2
Chippewa Falls 1 1 3 – 5
Marshfield 1 1 0 – 2
First period: 1. M, Conner Sandok (Ben Bremer), 7:19; 2. CF, Eric Swenson (Jordan Steinmetz), 10:37.
Second period: 3. M, Jacob Draves (Zach Leggon, Jarod Rachu), 8:22; 4. CF, Landon Mueller (Ryan Swenson, Steinmetz), 12:02.
Third period: 5. CF, J. Steinmetz, 12:46; 6. CF, Mueller (Blayde Bowe), 14:55; 7. CF, Tyler Anderson, 16:25.
Saves: CF, Chase Nelson 2-3-3-8; M, Haydon Roy-Peterson 17-18-18-53.
Records: Chippewa Falls 1-0; Marshfield 0-1.