Marshfield boys hockey falls to first-place Stevens Point
Barth scores Tigers’ lone goal
By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD — Stevens Point scored once in the final minute of the first period to take the lead and ripped off five more goals to beat Marshfield 6-1 in a Wisconsin Valley Conference boys hockey game Thursday night at the Marshfield Youth Ice Arena.
Stevens Point took a 1-0 lead before Colin Barth tied the game for Marshfield with 1:26 to go in the first period.
Cole Caufield put the Panthers back on top less than one minute later, and from there Stevens Point dominated.
Caufield added his third goal to cap a three-goal second period to bust the game open for the Panthers, who are now 13-2 and 6-1 in the Wisconsin Valley Conference.
Haydon Roy-Peterson had 38 saves in goal for Marshfield (4-9-1, 0-5-1 WVC).
Stevens Point held Marshfield to just seven shots on goal.
Marshfield hosts Eau Claire Regis/Chippewa Falls McDonell at 8:15 p.m. Saturday.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Panthers 6, Tigers 1
Stevens Point 2 3 1 – 6
Marshfield 1 0 0 – 1
First period: 1. SP, Cole Caufield (Chase Miller, Barrett Brooks), 1:56; 2. M, Colin Barth, 15:34; 3. SP, Caufield (Miller, Jarett Jones), 16:20.
Second period: 4. SP, Brooks (Caufield), 1:33; 5. SP, Dylan Minch (Treyton Zinda), 6:28; 6. SP, Caufield (Miller), 6:37.
Third period: 7. SP, Mark Stoskopf (Leo Knapp), 5:24.
Saves: SP, Spencer Wierzba 6; M, Haydon Roy-Peterson 38.
Records: Stevens Point 13-2, 6-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Marshfield 4-9-1, 0-5-1 WVC.