NORTHLAND PINES EDGES PACELLI BOYS HOCKEY
EAGLE RIVER – Northland Pines scored two goals in the third period and held off a late rally to defeat Stevens Point Pacelli 4-3 in a boys hockey game Thursday.
The two teams exchanged goals in the first and second periods as Sawyer Olds and Jacob Hasler scored for Pacelli, and the game was tied 2-2 heading into the third period.
Matthew Szafranski and Sam Warner scored in a span of 22 seconds to give the Eagles a 4-2 lead early in the third period.
Hasler scored again with 8:05 to go, but the Cardinals to couldn’t find a way to net the equalizer.
Carter Herheim had 20 saves in goal for Pacelli (8-7).
Pacelli will play at the WSFLG Blizzard on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Siren Ice Arena.
Eagles 4, Cardinals 3
Pacelli 1 1 1 - 3
Northland Pines 1 1 2 - 4
First period: 1. NP, Julian Merschodorf (Logan Kromsvogel), 14:15; 2. P, Sawyer Olds (Mason Zielinski, Eli Robinson), 15:41.
Second period: 3. NP, Roen McGee (Tyler Beitler), 5:48; 4. P, Jacob Hasler (Olds), 14:27.
Third period: 5. NP, Matthew Szafranski (Kromsvogel), pp., 4:05; 6. NP, Sam Warner, 4:27; 7. P, Hasler (Zielinski), 8:55.
Saves: P, Carter Herheim 20; NP, Eli Kerner 17.
Records: Pacelli 8-7; Northland Pines 2-15.