By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD — Zach Leggon scored three goals, two in the decisive third period, to lead Marshfield to a 4-3 victory over Altoona in a WIAA boys hockey regional semifinal Tuesday night at the Marshfield Youth Ice Arena.
Marshfield (8-15-1) advances to a regional final at Eau Claire Memorial (16-5-3) on Thursday at 6 p.m.
Leggon scored in the first period to put the Tigers up 1-0.
Altoona surged ahead 2-1 before the Tigers came back.
Leggon scored at the 7:43 mark of the third period to tie it and added another goal three minutes later to put Marshfield on top.
Altoona’s Gabe Martin tied the game 3-3 with a goal with 2:57 to go before Marshfield pulled ahead for good.
Jacob Draves scored on an assist from Ben Bremer with 1:42 left in regulation to win it for the Tigers.
Haydon Roy-Peterson had 36 saves in goal for Marshfield.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Tigers 4, Railroaders 3
Altoona 0 2 1 – 3
Marshfield 1 0 3 – 4
First period: 1. M, Zach Leggon (Ray McConnel), 13:23.
Second period: 2. A, Gabe Martin (Evan Dexler), 2:39; 3. A, Dexler (Martin), 11:43.
Third period: 4. M, Leggon (Jake Andrae), 7:43; 5. M, Leggon, 10:51; 6. A, Martin (Dexler), 14:03; 7. M, Jacob Draves (Ben Bremer), 15:18.
Saves: A, Alex Hermanson 37; M, Haydon Roy-Peterson 36.
Records: Altoona 8-15; Marshfield 8-15-1.