By Paul Lecker
WAUSAU — The Marshfield boys hockey team grabbed its first Wisconsin Valley Conference victory of the season, edging Wausau East 5-4 on Tuesday night at Marathon Park.
The Tigers are now 5-10 overall and 1-5 in the Wisconsin Valley Conference. East drops to 6-7-1 and 1-5 in the conference.
Jacob Draves and Bryce Gadke each scored twice, and Ray McConnel added another goal for the Tigers.
Draves’ pair of goals proved to be the game-winners, helping Marshfield break a 3-3 tie in the third period.
McConnel and Zack Schmidt each had two assists for the Tigers.
Marshfield’s next game is Thursday at home against Wausau West.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Tigers 5, Lumberjacks 4
Marshfield 2 1 2 – 5
Wausau East 1 1 2 – 4
First period: 1. M, Ray McConnel (Bryce Gadke, Zach Leggon), 4:37; 2. WE, Gabe McGinnity, 5:37; 3. M, Gadke (Zack Schmidt), 13:40.
Second period: 4. M, Gadke (Avery Wellen, McConnel), 11:36; 5. WE, Cody Krasowski (Max Piskula), 13:18.
Third period: 6. WE, Landon Dehnel (Andrew Bailey), 1:49; 7. M, Jacob Draves (Tyler Spaeth), 6:40; 8. M, Draves (Schmidt, McConnel), 8:48; 9. WE, Nick Dovorany, 13:20.