MYHA Squirt A grabs championship in Waupaca
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield Youth Hockey Association (MYHA) Squirt A team played in the Wisconsin Amateur Hockey Association state tournament in Waupaca March7-8 and brought home the first place trophy, with a 5-2 victory over Waupun.
On March 7, the team outscored Black River Falls, 5-2, and then Somerset, 3-2, securing their advancement to the championship game, held on March 8.
Coaching staff included Paul Fischer, Bjorn Gilbertson, and Mitch Schindler.
“Entering the championship game with amazing goaltending and relentless force and backchecking, we felt we were in good position to win. It took the team half way through the first period to get all the jitters out,” Fischer said. “Issie Wojcik had some very important saves at the net. We held our composure and skated hard every second.
“The team started both second and third periods winning the starting face offs and finishing with quick goals. Momentum was building but it wasn’t until the clock said 3:28 in the third, when I thought we were really going to win.”
The Squirt A State Championship trophy will be on display at the Marshfield Ice Arena at the Marshfield Fairgrounds.