Justin Stanek scores game-winner in overtime for Tigers
By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD — Justin Stanek scored 7:31 into overtime to lift the Marshfield boys hockey team to a 3-2 win over Stevens Point Pacelli in the first round of the annual Marshfield Tigers Tournament on Friday at the Marshfield Youth Ice Arena.
The win for the Tigers ends a four-game losing streak and improves their record to 2-5. Pacelli is now 4-5.
Nate Boson scored 34 seconds into the game for the Tigers, and Tyler Spaeth netted one at the 12:20 mark of the second period for Marshfield’s other goal.
Pacelli’s Zach Graf tied the game at 2-2 with a goal 3:29 into the third period, and the score remained that way until Stanek’s game-winner in overtime.
Marshfield plays Eau Claire North at 1:15 p.m. and Chequamegon at 5:45 p.m. on Saturday as the tournament continues. Other games Saturday pit Sparta against Chequamegon at 11 a.m. and Sparta against Pacelli at 3:30 p.m.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Tigers 3, Cardinals 2 (OT)
Pacelli 0 1 1 0 – 2
Marshfield 1 1 0 1 – 3
First period: 1. M, Nate Boson (Isaiah Baierl), 0:34.
Second period: 2. P, Christopher (Richard Zupan), 0:27; 3. M, Tyler Spaeth (Baierl), 12:20.
Third period: 4. P, Zach Graf (Carter Snyder), 3:29.
Overtime: 5. M, Justin Stanek, 7:31.
Saves: P, Trent Kollock 35; M, Hayden Roy-Peterson 28.
Records: Pacelli 4-5; Marshfield 2-5.