Rhinelander storms back to beat Marshfield boys hockey
Hodags score four unanswered goals
By Paul Lecker
RHINELANDER — Marshfield scored three early goals but could not hold on, losing a nonconference boys hockey game at Rhinelander 5-3 on Tuesday night.
Ryan Krueger scored twice, and Isaac Wellens added a goal in the opening 12 minutes for the Tigers, who led 3-1.
Rhinelander countered with a power play goal with 1:16 to go in the period, added another goal to tie the game in the second, and scored twice in the third to pull away.
Marshfield (2-4-1) was held to 19 shots on goal, missing on all nine attempts in the final period.
Tyler Kolasa, Freddy Wisner, and Cole Spaulding each had a goal and an assist for Rhinelander (2-3) in the win.
Marshfield hosts its annual two-day tournament this weekend at the Marshfield Youth Ice Arena. The Tigers play Chequamegon at 7:15 p.m. Friday night and then host Eau Claire Regis at 12:30 p.m. and Stevens Point Pacelli at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Hodags 5, Tigers 3
Marshfield 3 0 0 – 3
Rhinelander 2 1 2 – 5
First period: 1. R, Tyler Kosala, 2:23; 2. M, Ryan Krueger (Evan Weister, Adam Maki), 6:55; 3. M, Isaac Wellens (Max Heller), pp., 9:29; 4. M, Krueger (Weister), 12:17; 5. R, Cole Spaulding (Logan Wild), pp., 15:44.
Second period: 6. R, Konner Kennedy (Freddy Wisner), 13:27.
Third period: 7. R, Wisner (Spaulding, Wild), 4:08; 8. R, Caleb Pierson (Kolasa), 5:56.
Saves: M, Haydon Roy-Peterson 24; R, Seth Stafford 19.
Records: Marshfield 2-4-1; Rhinelander 2-3.