WISCONSIN RAPIDS – The Marshfield boys hockey team picked up its first Wisconsin Valley Conference victory of the season as it dominated Wisconsin Rapids 4-1 on Tuesday night at the South Wood County Recreation Center.
Josh Gruen and Dom Lange scored in the first period and Ian Haugen added a goal in the second to help the Tigers (2-3-1, 1-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference) open up a 3-0 lead.
After a score by Trevor Vilbaum for Wisconsin Rapids (2-2, 0-1 WVC) early in the third period, Nick Urban scored for the Tigers off an assist by Payton Smith with 5:10 to go.
Marshfield outshot Wisconsin Rapids 58-12. Rapids goalie Torger Stachurski had 54 saves and Marshfield’s A.J. Trierweiler saved 11.
Marshfield will play a nonconference game at Lakeland on Thursday, while Wisconsin Rapids travels to Stevens Point for a Wisconsin Valley Conference contest.
Tigers 4, Raiders 1 Marshfield 2 1 1 – 4 Wisconsin Rapids 0 0 1 – 1 First period: 1. M, Josh Gruen (Ben Lawyer), 1:06; 2. M, Dom Lange (Nick Urban, Noah Peterson), 16:54. Second period: 3. M, Ian Haugen (Peterson), 9:51. Third period: 4. WR, Trevor Vilbaum (Gibson Benz), 2:20; 5. M, Urban (Payton Smith), 11:50. Saves: M, A.J. Trierweiler 11; WR, Torger Stachurski 54. Records: Marshfield 2-3-1, 1-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Wisconsin Rapids 2-2, 0-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference.