WISCONSIN RAPIDS – The Marshfield boys hockey team blew open a tie game with a three-goal run in the second period and went on to defeat Wisconsin Rapids 5-3 in a Wisconsin Valley Conference game Tuesday night at the South Wood County Ice Arena.
Ryan Krueger scored twice in the first period for the Tigers and the game was tied 2-2 heading into the second period.
The Tigers (4-2 overall, 1-1 WVC) busted open the game with three unanswered goals in the second period.
Sawyer Schindler, Isaac Wellens and Nate Boson scored in a span of 4½ minutes for Marshfield.
Rapids scored once in the third period, but the Tigers were able to hold on as goalie A.J. Trierweiler made 16 saves in goal.
Rapids drops to 1-2 overall and 0-1 in the Valley.
Marshfield hosts Medford in a nonconference game Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Marshfield Youth Ice Arena.
Tigers 5, Raiders 3
Marshfield 2 3 0 – 5
Stevens Point 2 0 1 – 3
First period: 1. M, Ryan Krueger (Sawyer Schindler), 3:31; 2. WR, Spenser Sparks (Myles Auclair), 7:43; 3. M, Krueger (Seth Peterson, Schindler), 12:51; 4. WR, Colton Flammini (Carson Gunderson), 13:50.
Second period: 5. M, Schindler (Isaac Wellens), 7:56; 6. M, Isaac Wellens (Krueger), 11:33; 7. M, Nate Boson (Evan Weister, Justin Stanek), 12:39.
Third period: 8. WR, Auclair (Sparks, Colon Sanger), 6:13.
Saves: M, A.J. Trierweiler 16. WR, Torger Stochurski 18, Tanner Reany 12.
Records: Marshfield 4-2, 1-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Wisconsin Rapids 1-2, 0-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference.