STEVENS POINT BOYS HOCKEY WRAPS UP WVC TITLE WITH WIN AT MARSHFIELD
MARSHFIELD – Stevens Point busted open a tight game with five unanswered goals and defeated Marshfield 6-1 in a Wisconsin Valley Conference boys hockey game Tuesday at the Marshfield Ice Arena, wrapping up the conference title.
Payton Smith scored late in the first period for Marshfield to tie the game at 1-1.
Cael Bolton scored in the final minute of the first period to give Stevens Point the lead and the Panthers never surrendered it.
Stevens Point scored twice in the second period and added two more in the third, while shutting down Marshfield.
Lucca Weinkauf and Brady Dillingham each scored twice for Stevens Point (13-4, 10-0 Wisconsin Valley Conference).
Marshfield (7-9, 5-4 WVC) will finish its conference schedule at Wisconsin Rapids on Thursday.
Panthers 6, Tigers 1
Stevens Point 2 2 2 - 6
Marshfield 1 0 0 - 1
First period: 1. SP, Lucca Weinkauf, 13:30; 2. M, Payton Smith (Noah Peterson, Nick Urban), 14:17; 3. SP, Cael Bolton (Jacob Sankey), pp., 16:05.
Second period: 4. SP, Weinkauf, 1:33; 5. SP, Brady Dillingham (Kale Smigaj, Simon Bienvenue), sh., 7:40.
Third period: 6. SP, Dillingham (Sankey), 4:24; 7. SP, Tyler Loomis, 7:01.
Saves: SP, Jonathon Nafe 16; M, Cole Halvorsen 25.
Records: Stevens Point 13-4, 10-0 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Marshfield 7-9, 5-4 Wisconsin Valley Conference.