Hockey Central wins Warjacks tourney
MARQUETTE – An 8-2 win over the Eau Claire (Wis.) White Mustangs on Jan. 6 gave the Marquette Hockey Central Pee Wee B squad the Marathon County Warjacks Youth Hockey Tournament in Wausau, Wis.
Leading the way was Gaetano Cammarata with four goals and two assists. Jon Jason added two goals and three assists, while Brendan McCoy chipped in a single marker.
Adding assists were Karsten Kamps (2), David Storm and Tre Locke.
Soren Higgins made 17 saves in newt for Hockey Central.
In a semifinal contest, Marquette beat the Eau Claire Maroon Mustangs, 8-0, behind three goals and two assists by Jason.
Cammarata tallied four goals, while Tim Muladore added a single tally.
Storm picked up two assists and Locke one.
Higgins made 18 saves for the shutout win.
Jan. 5, Hockey Central downed the Ozaukee Ice Dogs, 8-2, as Jason posted two goals and two assists. Cammarata and McCoy each added two goals and a helper.
Locke notched a goal and an assist, with Collin Fure picking up a lone goal.
Also collecting assists were Kamps with two and Braedyn Locke with one.
Higgins made 19 save in the win.
Jan. 4, Hockey Central blanked the Madison (Wis.) Patriots, 11-0. Jason and Fure each recorded two goals and two assists, while Cammarata turned in one goal and three helpers.
Storm posted a marker and two assists, while McCoy and Kamps each had a goal and a helper.
Muladore, B. Locke and T. Locke each added a goal.
Higgins picked up the shutout (no saves available).
TriMedia sees plenty of
A two-day battle with the Calumet Ice Kings left the TriMedia Squirt AA hockey team of Marquette with a 2-1-1 record.
On Dec. 29, TriMedia swept the host Kings, 4-0 and 3-2.
Preston Maki made 31 saves in goal for the Marquette shutout. He turned aside 29 shots in the second contest.
Cooper Anderson led the offense in the shutout with a goal and an assist. Other goals were scored by Jacob Peterson, Brayden Stannard and Andrew Fedrizzi.
Collecting assists for the winners were Joseph Luke, Lucas Guertin and Ryan McCoy.
In Game 2, Anderson notched another goal and an assist. Ethan Sellers and Peterson also dented the twine.
Hogan Nemetz recorded a helper.
Dec. 30, the Sentinels hosted the Kings, tying the first game 3-3 and losing the second, 7-1.
Anderson notched two markers and an assist in the opener. Sellers chipped in a lone goal.
Maki turned aside 18 shots on net.
Peterson recorded the lone TriMedia goal in the second game, with McCoy picking up an assist.
Carsen Hayes and Maki shared net duties (no saves available).
With the two wins and the tie, TriMedia pulled to within one point of the Kings in the NIHL standings. The Kings have completed league play, while the Sentinels have two NIHL games remaining.
On Jan. 4 and Jan. 6, TriMedia split with the Traverse City Bruins, winning the first game 5-1 and losing the second, 5-1.
In the opener, Maki stopped 31 shots for the Sentinels. Fedrizzi and Stannard each notched two goals, with Nemetz adding one of his own.
Luke and Anderson each recorded two assists, while Guertin and Sellers added one helper apiece.
In the second game, Maki turned away 22 shots.
The lone TriMedia goal was scored by Anderson, assisted by Evan Kroll.
The Sentinels are 27-11-5 on the season.
City Insurance sweeps
The Marquette City Insurance Pee Wee AA hockey Sentinels swept the Calumet Kings 6-1 and 8-4 on Jan. 5, and the Keweenaw Storm 6-3 and 11-3 on Jan. 6.
In the first game in Calumet, Nate Bordson and Luke Beerman each scored two goals, while Daunte Fortner and Chris Sliva added one apiece for the Sentinels.
Bordson picked up four assists, with Beerman, Fortner and Tanner Phillips collecting one each.
Dylan Sibilsky turned aside 13 shots on net for the winners.
In the second game, Reece Fortner, Sean O’Connor and Bordson each scored twice. Phillips and Nick Leafers added single markers.
D. Fortner recorded four assists. Phillips and Bordson collected two apiece, while Beerman, Alec Olivier and Ethan Jones posted one each.
Tyler Bergwall turned aside 19 shots in goal for City Insurance.
On Jan. 6, the Sentinels scored three goals in a 1:49 span of the third period to defeat the Keweenaw Storm, 6-3.
Jones and Bordson each scored twice, with Phillips and D. Fortner also notching goals.
Bordson posted three helpers, while Phillips, Alec Beauchamp, Leafers, Carter Peterson and Beerman added one each.
Sibilsky stopped 19 shots.
In Game 2 against the Storm, the Sentinels romped, 11-3. Beerman and Bordson each scored four goals and assisted on two others to lead the Sentinels.
Phillips added two goals and R. Fortner one for the winners.
D. Fortner chipped in two assists, while R. Fortner, Phillips, Sliva and Beauchamp notched one apiece.
Bergwall turned aside 33 shots for the Sentinels, 33-11-1 overall. They finished the NIHL regular season at 19-1-0.