MOSINEE – Mosinee scored five-straight goals after falling behind in the second period and went on to defeat Appleton United 7-4 in a nonconference boys hockey game to open the season on Tuesday at the Mosinee Recreation Center.
Appleton pulled ahead 3-2 after a pair of power-play goals before Mosinee responded with a flurry.
Caden Schmirler and Jaeger Dhein scored in the second period to give the Indians a 4-3 lead.
Ondrej Napravnik and Schmirler each added their second goals in the third period, and Carter Daul punched in another to complete the rally and put Mosinee on top 7-3. Appleton scored the game’s final goal with 53 seconds remaining.
Elliot Yirkovsky scored Mosinee’s first goal.
Mosinee returns to action Nov. 30 at Stevens Point.
Mosinee 7, Appleton United 4
Appleton 1 2 1 - 4
Mosinee 2 2 3 - 7
First period: 1. M, Elliot Yirkovsky, 5:19; 2. A, Dane Heindel (Jack Kangas), pp., 7:08; 3. M, Ondrej Napravnik, 8:16.
Second period: 4. A, Landon Larson (Hans Ridderhoover), pp., 5:47; 5. A, Heindel, pp., 7:00; 6. M, Caden Schmirler, 11:27; 7. M, Jaegar Dhein (Napravnik), 12:54.
Third period: 8. M, Napravnik, 6:40; 9. M, Schmirler (Grant Kuklinski), sh., 10:21; 10. M, Carter Daul (Kuklinski, Schmirler), 14:27; 11. A, Ben Tomasetti, 16:07.
Saves: A, Luke Kelly 33; M, John Reede 15.
Records: Appleton United 0-1; Mosinee 1-0.