MARSHFIELD – Ian Haugen scored twice early to help Marshfield build an early lead the Tigers were able to hold on for a 5-4 win over Wisconsin Rapids in a Wisconsin Valley Conference boys hockey game Tuesday at the Marshfield Ice Arena.
After Marshfield’s Ben Konrardy and Wisconsin Rapids’ Carson Gunderson exchanged goals in the opening six minutes, Haugen scored 6:15 into the first period and 7:12 into the second, and Sawyer Schindler scored for the Tigers as well as Marshfield built a 4-1 lead after two period.
Gunderson completed a hat trick with a pair of goals in the third, sandwiching a goal by Schindler for Marshfield.
Rapids added a power play goal from Carter Morrison with 8 seconds left to finish off the scoring.
Marshfield (1-1 overall, 1-0 Wisconsin Valley Conference) hosts Merrill/Wausau East on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Marshfield Ice Arena. The game will be live-streamed at zaleskisports.com/live-sports.
Wisconsin Rapids (0-4, 0-2 WVC) host Waupaca for a nonconference game Thursday.
Tigers 5, Raiders 4
Wisconsin Rapids 1 0 3 - 4
Marshfield 2 2 1 - 5
First period: 1. M, Ben Konrardy (Triston Reissmann, Sawyer Schindler) 1:28; 2. WR, Carson Gunderson (Dane Kubisak), 5:48; 3. M, Ian Haugen (Payton Smith, Nick Urban), 6:15.
Second period: 4. M, Ian Haugen (Smith, Seth Peterson), 7:12; 5. M, Schindler, 8:35.
Third period: 6. WR, Gunderson, sh., 9:25; 7. M, Schindler (Damyon Hains), 10:56; 8. WR, Gunderson, 11:03; 9. WR, Carter Morrison, pp., 16:52.
Penalties: WR 2; M 3.
Saves: WR, Dakota Blasky 19; M, Cole Halvorsen 27.
Records: Wisconsin Rapids 0-4, 0-2 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Marshfield 1-1, 1-0 Wisconsin Valley Conference.