Tigers play at Chippewa Falls in regional final Thursday
By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD — Isaac Wellens and Evan Weister scored in the third period to lead the Marshfield boys hockey team to a 3-2 victory over Black River Falls in a WIAA regional semifinal Tuesday night at the Marshfield Youth Ice Arena.
The Tigers (10-13-1) advance to a regional final at Chippewa Falls (18-6) on Thursday.
Zach Schmidt scored with 6:11 left in the first period to put Marshfield up early.
Black River Falls (7-16-1) scored twice in the second period to take a 2-1 lead before the Tigers came roaring back.
Wellens scored 57 seconds into the third period on a power play to tie the game with Weister and Ryan Krueger assisting. Then Weister, on assists from Colin Barth and Isaiah Baierl, nailed the game-winner with 6:02 remaining.
Haydon Roy-Peterson had 37 saves in goal for Marshfield.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Marshfield 3, Black River Falls 2
Black River Falls 0 2 0 – 2
Marshfield 1 0 2 – 3
First period: 1. M, Zach Schmidt (Colin Barth, Adam Maki), 10:48.
Second period: 2. BRF, Boston Gilberg (Brock Zukowski, Lance Muir Jr.), 2:59; 3. BRF, James Kuhnle (Ty Bresee, Gilberg), pp., 13:25.
Third period: 4. M, Isaac Wellens (Evan Weister, Ryan Krueger), pp., 0:57; 5. M, Weister (Barth, Isaiah Baierl), 10:58.
Saves: BRF, Lance Muir Jr. 37; M, Haydon Roy-Peterson 37.
Records: Black River Falls 7-16-1; Marshfield 10-13-1.