By Scott Williams
Feb. 11, 2020
MARSHFIELD – Wausau West continues to inch up the Wisconsin Hockey Coaches Association rankings.
West entered this week sitting at the No. 4 in the latest poll released Monday, and the Warriors did nothing to hurt their ranking Tuesday night.
Goalie Kyler Bosley recorded 13 saves to earn the shutout and Carson Marquardt collected a goal and a pair of assists to help West throttle Marshfield 6-0 to move to 9-0-0 in the Wisconsin Valley Conference.
Marc Sippel and Cade Gruber tallied goals in the opening period to stake the Warriors to a 2-0 lead.
Marquardt picked up an assist on the first goal by Sippel at 14:07. Gruber doubled the lead with assists by Connor Wendell and Grant Halmstad.
West put the game out of reach with three unanswered goals in the middle period. Jacob Cebula, Connor Healy and Marquardt all lit the goal light to push the advantage to 5-0.
Cole Hannes closed out the scoring with the lone goal of the third period, with assist going to Jake Bailey and Marquardt.
The Warriors kept Marshfield goalie AJ Trierweiler busy with 44 shots on goal. Trierweiler finished with 38 saves.
D.C. Everest 3, Wisconsin Rapids 0
WESTON – The Evergreens continued to make a push for a runner-up finish in the Valley by blanking the Raiders at Greenheck Ice Arena behind six saves from goalie Ethan Hurt.
Grant Oertel, Jacob Jakusz and Owen Bunnell were credited for the goals for DCE, which outshot the Raiders in dominating fashion 58-6.
The win moves the Evergreens into sole possession of second place in the conference with a 6-2-1 record to place them a point ahead of SPASH.
Wis. Valley Lutheran 55, White Lake 24
MOSINEE – Cole Graff paced the attack with 16 points and nine rebounds and the Wolves cruised to a nonconference victory over the Lakers.
Evan Graff chipped in with 12 points and nine rebounds and Ethan Mehlberg chimed in with 12 points and five rebounds for the Wolves, who led 37-14 at halftime.
White Lake 14 10 – 24
Wis. Valley Lutheran 37 18 – 55
Marshfield 49, Wausau East 36
MARSHFIELD – Maddy Krueger tallied a game-high 15 points and the Lumberjacks put up a good fight before falling to the Wisconsin Valley Conference leading Tigers.
Abby Thompson added 12 points for East which is still in search of its first conference win.
Marshfield placed four players in double figures led by Kaydee Johnson with 12 points. Danielle Minsaas, Desirae Weisenberger and Paige Preston each had 10 points.