Marshfield boys hockey ties Wausau East in WVC finale
By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD — The Marshfield boys hockey team wrapped up its regular-season schedule with a 3-3 tie against Wausau East on Thursday night at the Marshfield Youth Ice Arena.
Marshfield led 3-1 late in the second period after two goals by Zach Leggon and another by Ray McConnel.
The Lumberjacks rallied as Landon Dehnel netted his second goal of the game with 2:09 left in the second period, and Gabe McGinnity tied it with 3:26 to go in regulation.
Neither team scored in the eight-minute overtime period, and the game ended in a tie.
Haydon Roy-Peterson had 39 saves in goal for Marshfield, which finishes the regular season with a 7-15-1 record overall and a 1-10-1 mark in the Wisconsin Valley Conference.
Marshfield opens postseason play with a WIAA regional semifinal Tuesday at home against Altoona at 7 p.m. The winner moves on to a regional final at Eau Claire Memorial on Feb. 19.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Tigers 3, Lumberjacks 3
Wausau East 0 2 1 – 3
Marshfield 2 1 0 – 3
First period: 1. M, Zach Leggon (Jake Andrae), 16:16; 2. M, Ray McConnel, 16:41.
Second period: 3. WE, Landon Dehnel (Gabe McGinnity), 2:30; 4. M, Leggon (Scotty Berg), 14:05; 5. WE, Dehnel (McGinnity, Trevor Holcomb), 14:51.
Third period: 6. WE, McGinnity, 13:34.
Saves: WE, Austin Jensen 18; M, Haydon Roy-Peterson 39.
Records: Wausau East 10-11-2, 2-9-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Marshfield 7-15-1, 1-10-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference.