Marshfield boys hockey beats East/Merrill for first WVC win of season
Krueger scores four goals for Tigers
By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD — The Marshfield boys hockey team grabbed its first Wisconsin Valley Conference victory of the season with a 5-2 win over Wausau East/Merrill on Thursday night at the Marshfield Youth Ice Arena.
The Tigers are now 6-10-1 overall and 1-6-1 in the WVC. East/Merrill falls to 5-8-1 and 1-7 in the conference.
Ryan Krueger scored four times, and Isaac Wellens had a goal and two assists for Marshfield.
Krueger scored 23 seconds into the game to give the Tigers an early lead.
After Jake Bailey tied it for East/Merrill, Krueger added another goal, and then Wellens scored to make it 3-1.
Krueger added two goals in the third period to finish off the victory.
Haydon Roy-Peterson had 37 saves for Marshfield.
The Tigers host Chequamegon/Phillips in a nonconference game on Tuesday.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Tigers 5, Bluejacks 2
Wausau East/Merrill 1 0 1 – 2
Marshfield 3 0 2 – 5
First period: 1. M, Ryan Krueger (Isaiah Baierl, Justin Stanek), 0:23; 2. EM, Jake Bailey (Ty Baily, Adam Detert), 5:55; 3. M, Krueger (Stanek, Isaac Wellens), 7:15; 4. M, Wellens, 13:42.
Third period: 5. EM, Christian Matson (Bailey, Ben Brown), pp., 0:17; 6. M, Krueger, 2:58; 7. M, Krueger, 16:07.
Saves: EM, Bryce Boeking 29; M, Haydon Roy-Peterson 37.
Records: East.Merrill 5-8-1, 1-7 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Marshfield 6-10-1, 1-6-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference.