Marshfield boys hockey comes up short against SPASH
By John Kemmeter
MARSHFIELD — The Marshfield High School boys hockey team fell 2-1 to SPASH on Dec. 5 at home.
SPASH’s Aidan Boettcher scored 1:34 into the game on an assist from Brandon Vlcko to take a 1-0 lead, while Marshfield tied the game at 1-1 at the 2:47 mar of the first period when Max Heller scored on assists from Payton Smith and Nick Urban.
However, Kade Smigaj scored on an assist from Austin Conley at 9:30 of the first period to give SPASH a 2-1 lead, and the Panthers went on to win 2-1.
Spencer Wierzba had 27 saves for SPASH, and AJ Trierweiler made 30 saves for Marshfield.
“We played the best game I have seen this year,” said Marshfield boys hockey head coach Eric Bowman. “While it did not end the way we would like, we were in the game and had chances. This game could have gone either way, and the team showed what they are capable of. They responded in a positive way after a tough night in Chippewa Falls on Tuesday. The only thing that makes tonight better is securing a win. We are seeing the players adjusting their game, and responding when we ask them to do something differently. Tonight we gained some confidence and hope to have turned a corner on the young season.”