Dec. 13, 2019
By Scott Williams
WESTON – Wausau West left no doubt Friday night its serious about adding another Marathon Cup championship to the trophy case.
Carson Marquardt recorded a hat trick in a seven-goal opening period and added an assist as the second-ranked Warriors cruised to a 10-0 win over Wausau East-Merrill in a semifinal matchup at Greenheck Ice Arena.
West will play the winner of the D.C. Everest/Mosinee game later Friday for the title Saturday night.
Lucas Langlois chipped in with a goal and a pair of assists in the first period, while Brady Cleveland finished with three assists. Thomas Gerum and Jacob Cebula helped out with a goal and an assist each.
Jake furrer turned in a strong performance in goal for the Bluejacks with 44 saves.
Wausau West 7 1 2 – 10
East-Merrill 0 0 0 – 0
First period: 1. WW,Cade Gruber (Jacob Cebula, Ty Bailey), :47 ; 2. WW, Cole Hannes (Marc Sippel, Connor Healy), 3:43; 3. WW, Carson Marquardt (Lucas Langlois, Hannes), 4:03; 4. WW, Marquardt (Langlois, Hannes), 10:11; 5. WW, Jake Bailey (Sippel, Healy), 11:27; 6. WW, Langlois (Brady Cleveland, Marquardt), 15:09; 7. WW, Marquardt (Cleveland), 15:59.
Second period: 8. WW, Thomas Gerum (Cleveland), 6:44.
Third period: 9. WW. Cebula, :58; 10. WW, Cade Amsrud (Gerum, Ben Kopetzky 16:12 (pp).
Saves: Wausau West (Kyler Bosley) 6; Wausau East-Merill (Jake Furrer) 44.
D.C. Everest 93, Wausau East 69
WAUSAU – Keaton Edwards poured in a game-high 28 points and Bryan Halambeck added 19 points as the Evergreens picked up a Wisconsin Valley Conference win over the Lumberjacks to improve to 3-0 on the season.
Gabe Krueger paced East with 27 points and Ben Cayley tallied 16. The Lumberjacks dropped to 4-2.
D.C. Everest 55, Wausau East 44
WAUSAU – The Evergreens opened Wisconsin Valley Conference play with a double-digit win over the Lumberjacks behind 16 points from Kiarra Hammond 16. DCE is now 3-6.
East, which fell to 3-4 and 0-2 in the WVC, was led by Maddy Krueger with 14 points.