MADISON – Payton Smith had a hat trick and goalie Cole Halvorson made 25 saves as the Marshfield boys hockey crushed Monona Grove 6-1 in the third-place game at the Culver’s Cup on Thursday at Hartmeyer Ice Arena.
Graydon Anderson and Tyler Reissmann scored goals in the first period to give Marshfield a quick 2-1 lead in the opening five minutes of play.
Smith scored twice and Triston Reissmann added a goal in the second period, and Smith scored again for the Tigers, who are now 8-4-1 this season. Anderson finished with four assists in the victory.
Marshfield jumps back into Wisconsin Valley Conference action Tuesday at Wausau West.
Tigers 6, Silver Eagles 1
Monona Grove 1 0 0 - 1
Marshfield 2 3 1 - 6
First period: 1. MG, Tyson Turner, 2:38; 2. MAR, Graydon Anderson (Sawyer Schindler, Payton Smith), pp., 4:17; 3. MAR, Tyler Reissmann, 4:48.
Second period: 4. MAR, Smith (Anderson, Schindler), pp., 5:57; 5. MAR, Smith (Anderson), sh., 10:11; 6. MAR, Triston Reissmann (Anderson, Schindler), pp., 15:54.
Third period: 7. MAR, Smith (Anderson, Tr. Reissmann), 16;39.
Saves: MG, Devon Hesthaven 46; MAR, Cole Halvorson 25.
Records: Monona Grove 4-7; Marshfield 8-4-1.