By Paul Lecker
WESTON — D.C. Everest built a four-goal lead early in the second period and cruised to a 7-1 victory over Marshfield in a Wisconsin Valley Conference boys hockey game Tuesday night at Greenheck Ice Arena.
Four different Evergreens scored to build the 4-0 advantage. After Zach Leggon scored Marshfield’s lone goal midway through the second period, D.C. Everest scored three unanswered goals in the third period to put the game away.
D.C. Everest (14-7-1, 6-5 Wisconsin Valley Conference) outshot Marshfield 38-8 with Tigers goalie Haydon Roy-Peterson making 30 saves.
Marshfield (7-15, 1-10 WVC) wraps up its conference season Thursday at home against Wausau East. The Tigers will open WIAA playoff action with a regional semifinal Feb. 17 at home against Altoona.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Evergreens 7, Tigers 1
Marshfield 0 1 0 – 1
D.C. Everest 2 2 3 – 7
First period: 1. DC, Michael Plaza, 6:21; 2. DC, Cameron Kissinger (Derek Tomczik, Isaac Schiro), 12:45.
Second period: 3. DC, Seth Jaglinski (Matt Lukaski, Avery Allard), 0:43; 4. DC, Bryce Dively, 4:30; 5. M, Zach Leggon (Bryce Gadke), 7:55.
Third period: 6. DC, Chris Babiarz (Ryan Begley), 2:23; 7. DC, Babiarz (Tomczik, Begley), 4:40; 8. DC, Plaza (Babiarz, Matthew Janke), 7:34.
Saves: M, Haydon Roy-Peterson 30, Chris Sanford 1. DC, Sam Erickson 7.
Records: Marshfield 7-15, 1-10 Wisconsin Valley Conference; D.C. Everest 14-7-1, 6-5 Wisconsin Valley Conference.