TriMedia Squirts capture NIHL regular season title with win, tie
MARQUETTE – A tie and a win over the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds the weekend of Jan. 19-20 enabled the TriMedia Squirt AA Sentinels hockey team to capture the Northern International Hockey League regular season title with a 14-2-4 record.
The first game ended in a 3-3 tie, with Sentinels netminder Preston Maki stopping 17 shots. Brayden Stannard led the offense with a goal and an assist, with Ethan Sellers and Cooper Anderson adding the other two markers. Jacob Peterson collected two helpers, while Hogan Nemetz and Evan Kroll recorded one assist each.
The Sentinels’ offense picked up in the second game as the local icers won, 8-1. Peterson led the scoring with a hat trick and an assist, while Stannard chipped in two goals and two assists. Nemetz added two goals and Sellers scored once. Anderson had four assists, while Kroll, Lucas Guertin, Jacob Hendrickson and Ryan McCoy came up with one apiece for TriMedia (31-12-6 overall). Maki turned away 28 Greyhound attempts.
The Sentinels and Greyhounds also met for one additional non-league game, with the Greyhounds winning 7-1. The lone Sentinels’ goal was notched by Ansel Frost, with assists from Anderson and Stannard. Maki stopped 33 shots.
A trip to Green Bay Jan. 12-13 proved fruitful for TriMedia. The Sentinels swept the Green Bay Bobcats, 9-1, 5-0 and 5-2.
In the first contest, TriMedia goaltender Maki made 11 saves. Providing offensive support was Anderson, with three goals and two assists; Stannard with two markers and three helpers; and Joseph Luke with two tallies and an assist. Peterson added a pair of goals; Andrew Fedrizzi recorded three assists; and Frost and Guertin each posted a helper.
The second game saw Maki register the shutout in goal with 14 stops.
Stannard led the offense with four goals, with Anderson adding the other tally. Sellers collected three assists, with Peterson and Guertin each adding a helper.
In Game 3, Maki turned away 10 shots for TriMedia (30-11-5). Anderson notched two more goals, with Stannard, Frost and Fedrizzi contributing one marker each. Stannard, Fedrizzi, Guertin and Kroll tallied one assist apiece.
Hockey Central goes
A busy week (Jan. 14-20) for the Hockey Central Pee Wee B hockey team saw the squad go 4-1-1.
Hockey Central split with Marquette Superiorland Kiwanis by identical 2-0 scores.
Tyler Blight scored a goal and aaddedan assist for Hockey Central in its victory. Jacob Johnson added a marker and Kyle Michelson made 19 saves for the shutout. Soren Higgins came up with 12 stops for Kiwanis.
In the Hockey Central loss, Jon Jason and Karsten Kamps each posted a goal and an assist for Kiwanis. Tim Muladore and Collin Fure each contributed a helper. Higgins came up with 15 saves for Kiwanis, while Michelson made 18 stops in the loss.
Hockey Central then defeated the Marquette Wells Fargo U14 girls, 8-1 and 12-1.
In the opener, Russ Modell notched three goals and an assist. Muladore and Gaetano Cammarata added a pair of markers and a helper. David Storm picked up a goal and two assists; Jason and Higgins each collected a helper; and Kamps made six saves in net. Lexi Anderson, with an assist from Lexi Rabitaille, scored for Wells Fargo. Netminder Briana Holman came up with 24 saves.
In the second game, Jason posted three goals and four assists. Cammarata added two goals and three helpers; Kamps two goals and two helpers; and Tre Locke chipped in a goal and an assist. Also, Fure and Braedyn Locke each had a goal and an assist; Muladore chipped in a single marker; and Brendan McCoy picked up an assist. Higgins made seven saves.
Julia Johnson scored for the girls, with Lexi White and Kara Salo collecting helpers. Holman came up with 28 stops.
Hockey Central also toppled Negaunee Iron Range, 4-2, behind two goals and an assist by both Cammarata and Jason. Muladore recorded a single helper. For Negaunee, Hudson Uren had a goal and an assist; Hayden Mann scored; and Chad Pohlman, Ander Sorenson and Luke Hubbard posted helpers. Higgins made 12 stops for the win; Nolan Corwin came up with 18 saves in the loss.
Hockey Central also skated to a 1-1 tie with Marquette McDonald’s. Cammarata notched the lone goal, with an assist going to Jason.
Hunter Whitaker scored for McDonald’s. Higgins recorded nine saves; Braden Golisek turned aside 23 shots for McDonald’s.
Insurance Pee Wee AA
scores two wins
A two-game set with visiting Eagle River (Wis.) Jan. 19 at Lakeview Arena left the Marquette City Insurance Pee Wee AA hockey Sentinels with 8-3 and 8-4 victories.
In the first game, Luke Beerman and Nate Bordson each scored twice , while Tanner Phillips, Reece Fortner, Daunte Fortner and Kobie Guidebeck also dented the twine.
Bordson assisted on three goals and Daunte Fortner two. Phillips, Reece Fortner, Guidebeck and Carter Peterson added one helper apiece.
Dylan Sibilsky turned aside 26 shots in net to earn the win.
In the second game, Daunte Fortner tallied a three- goal hat trick and Peterson added his first two goals on the season as the Sentinels won, 8-4.
Bordson and Phillips each added a goal and two assists; Beerman contributed a goal and an assist; and Reece Fortner chipped in an assist.
Tyler Bergwall made 19 saves for the City Insurance (36-13-2).
On Jan. 20, the Marquette mBank girls hockey team swept the Iron River Ice Hawks, 8-1 and 4-0.
Brooke Swajanen led the scoring with the first three goals of the day and a goal in the second game.
Other mBank scorers were Freya Holferty, Amanda Grey and Lauryn Folker – all with two goals and an assist; Faith Martin with a marker and two helpers; Hailey Peterson with a tally and an assist; and Taylor Swajanen and Annie Boyer with one helper apiece.
Netminder Hanna Riesland was in goal for mBank (no saves available).
Legion goes 1-1-1
A three-game set with the host Sault Ste. Marie (Ontario, Canada) minor Greyhounds Jan. 19-20 left the Marquette American Legion Bantam AA hockey team with a 1-1-1 record.
Coach Brian Nebel’s Legion icers dropped their first game, 2-1. Kristian Jackson notched the Marquette squad’s lone goal (unassisted), while Travis Cameron made 23 saves in net. The Soo’s Barrett Boyonski came up with 18 stops.
Legion won its next game, 4-2, over the Soo behind goals by Alister Henderson, Joe Phillips, Spencer DenBeste and Jackson (power play, empty net goal).
Assists were recorded by DenBeste, Justin Hendrickson, Shane Ring, Nick Bink, Chris LeMire and Aydin Frost.
Jack Eyler turned aside 28 shots and Cameron eight for Legion; Matthew Reid made 21 saves for the Soo.
Legion (21-22-8) then posted a 2-2 tie with the Greyhounds, erasing a 2-0 deficit with a pair of third period goals.
Jackson and Phillips dented the twine for Marquette, with helpers going to Henderson, Tristan Ashbrook, Donny Schultz and Jackson.
Cameron came up with 32 saves; Boyonski made 16 stops for the Soo.