Wausau – The Wausau RiverWolves took on the Oregon Tradesmen Saturday night at Marathon Park Ice Arena in a NA3HL Central Division contest. Heading into the game Wausau trailed in the season series two games to five.
The first period came and went with no scoring from both of the teams but not without action. Nate Brown of the RiverWolves ended up getting a 20 minute penalty 12 minutes into the first for taking off an opponent’s helmet, as well as a 2 minute penalty for roughing. The second period remained scoreless until Trey Bociek of the RiverWolves scored at the 8:45 mark with assists by Richard Zupan and JJ Martin. This was the only scoring through the second period, but there were penalties on both sides. The third period came with lots of action the RiverWolves scored at the 6:45 mark thanks to Pavel Bakhtin and with assists by Hayden Shoemake and Richard Zupan. Sam VanderHoeven of the Tradesmen scored at the 9:21 mark into the third with assist by Devin Hays and Abe Laggis, making the score 2-1 for the RiverWolves. After an intense third period, Caleb Sauer proved to be a key player in this game as he blocked many attempted shots from the Tradesmen, ultimately leading the RiverWolves into a 2-1 final.
Join the RiverWolves for fan appreciation presented by Trig’s next Saturday, March 20th at 7:10pm.
The RiverWolves are members of the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL), one of three USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier III Junior leagues, serves as one of the top training grounds in the country by providing the best coaching, exposure and developmental vehicles available for student-athletes in its classification. The primary mission of the NA3HL is to provide a structured developmental environment for student-athletes who have aspirations of playing in the NAHL or United States Hockey League and eventually the NCAA or American College Hockey Association. For more information, visit riverwolveshockey.com.
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