WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Wisconsin Rapids scored four unanswered goals to overcome an early two-goal deficit and defeated D.C. Everest 6-3 in a Wisconsin Valley Conference boys hockey game Tuesday at the South Wood County Recreation Center.
Everest led 2-0 after first-period goals from John Freidel and Kole Ress before Wisconsin Rapids stormed back.
Michael McDonald had a goal and Carson Gunderson added three in a row to give the Raiders (8-4, 3-2 Wisconsin Valley Conference) a 4-2 lead.
After Parker Neitzke scored for the Evergreens (5-8, 1-4 WVC), McDonald and Dane Kubisiak scored late in the third period for Rapids to finish off the victory.
Both teams return to action Thursday. Wisconsin Rapids hosts Tomah/Sparta for a nonconference game and D.C. Everest will to Merrill to take on Wausau East/Merrill in a WVC matchup.
Raiders 6, Evergreens 3
D.C. Everest 2 0 1 - 3
Wisconsin Rapids 0 3 3 - 6
First period: 1. DC, John Freidel (Kole Ress, Parker Neitzke), 11:34; 2. DC, Ress, 12:56.
Second period: 3. WR, Michael McDonald (Carsen Gause), 5:36; 4. WR, Carson Gunderson (Gause, Josh Dekarske), pp., 8:20; 5. WR, Gunderson (Gause), 12:44.
Third period: 6. WR, Gunderson, 6:11; 7. DC, Neitzke (Ress), pp., 7:48; 8. WR, McDonald (Dane Kubisiak, Keynan Miller), 11:43; 9. WR, Kubisiak (Gause, Dekarske), 13:15.
Saves: DC, Breyden Sabatke 29; WR, Dakota Blasky 14.
Records: D.C. Everest 5-8, 1-4 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Wisconsin Rapids 8-4, 3-2 Wisconsin Valley Conference.