Shawano hockey team goes 2-1 at weekend tourney in Ashwaubenon

Red Robins defeat Hawks 6-2 at Crawford Center
By: 
Kevin Passon
Editor-in-chief

Shawano concluded its weekend play in Ashwaubenon with a 2-1 win over Sheboygan JV.

Despite 14 shots from Shawano and eight from Sheboygan, the game was scoreless until the third period.

The Hawks got on the board first with a goal by Gavin Hundt and assist by Karson Stoss at 12:52. Ninety seconds later, the game was tied at 1-1, only to see Shawano reclaim the lead another two minutes later. The final goal was scored by Josh Fisken with a Cam Schroeder assist.

Tyson Lyons worked the net for the Hawks and made 11 saves.

Shawano was penalized four times for eight mantes, while Sheboygan was called for three infractions and served six minutes.

Saturday, Feb. 10

Ashwaubenon JV 3, Shawano 1

Ashwaubenon JV was consistent with one goal scored in each period to grab a 3-1 win over Shawano.

Ashwaubenon scored first at 2:35 into the first period only to have Shawano’s Gavin Hundt tie the game at 1-1 with an assist from Karson Stoss at 5:53.

One goal in the second period and another in the third sealed Shawano’s fate.

The Hawks were not called for a single penalty, while Ashwaubenon was called for five infractions for 10 minutes.

Tyson Lyons recorded 34 saves, while Shawano attempted 22 shots.

Antigo 9, Rhinelander 4

Antigo ended its regular season with a Great Northern Conference win over Rhinelander, 9-4.

All-conference honors were announced Feb. 11.

Antigo’s Brian Bunnell was named coach of the year.

Forward Eli Kassler was named to the first team. Goalie Nolan Bunnell and forward Owen Dickman were named to the second team.

Friday, Feb. 9

Shawano 7, Notre Dame JV 4

Shawano edged Notre Dame JV by one goal in each period to earn a 7-4 win in Ashwaubenon.

Karson Stoss started the scoring for the Hawks with an unassisted goal t 3:07 in the first period. After Notre Dame tied the game at 1-1, Gavin Hundt scored at 10:30 with an assist from Michael Dillenburg to put Shawano on top 2-1.

A pair of power plays in the second period resulted in two goals of Notre Dame and a 3-2 lead. Stoss tied the game at 3-3 with another unassisted goal at 11:54 and then put Shawano up 4-3 with a hat trick at 12:57 with a Hundt assist. Hundt then lengthened the lead to 5-3 with a goal at 14:28 with assists from from Waylon Snider and Stoss.

The Hawks’ lead extended to 6-3 midway through the third period on a short-handed goal by Blake Knope at 8:07. Not one to give up, Notre Dame scored at 9:12 to make it a two-goal game. However, Hundt notched his hat trick at 15:34 with Stoss assisting to seal the win for Shawano.

Shawano took 20 shots on goal. Tyson Lyons worked the net for the Hawks and made 16 saves against Notre Dame’s 20 shots.

Notre Dame was penalized twice for four minutes, while Shawano doubled those numbers, getting called for four infractions for eight minutes.

Thursday, Feb. 8

Antigo 6, Shawano 2

Trailing 2-0 after the first period, Shawano fought back to tie the game at 2-2 going into the final period when Antigo burst through with four goals to capture a 6-2 win Feb. 8 at the Crawford Center.

Eli Kassler opened the night’s scoring with a goal at 4:59 with an assist from Owen Dickman. Kassler scored his second goal of an eventual hat trick at 12:39 with Ian Brittenham assisting.

Not ready to roll over, the Hawks battled back in the second period. Blake Knope scored first at 2:02. Then, Karson Stoss scored at 4:02 with a Cameron Schroeder assist to tie the game at 2-2.

The third period saw Kassler get his hat trick, Liam Burt score twice and Antigo connect on three power plays to secure the win.

First, Britteneham and Dickman assisted on a Burt goal at 6:54. Richie Veriha scored the next two for the Red Robins – first at 10:23 with assists from Kassler and Brittenham and then at 10:45 with an assist from Trenton Walbeck. Kassler scored the final goal with Dickman assisting at 16:21.

Kassler’s 57 goals this season lead all others in Wisconsin.

Nolan Bunnell stopped 36 Shawano shots, and Dylan Prochaska stopped 23 for the Hawks.

The teams were whistled for a total of 16 infractions.

The win moves Antigo’s season record to 13-10 overall, while Shawano falls to 7-14.

Tuesday, Feb. 6

Antigo 13, Medford 3

Eli Kassler had a hat trick in the first period and another one during the combined second and third periods as Antigo downed Medford 13-3 on Feb. 6.

Owen Dickman accounted for another four goals for the Red Robins, while Liam Burt added a pair and Collin Tiedemann had one – the first one of the game.

Antigo led 6-1 after the first period and 10-2 after the second period. The Red Robins blanked their guests 3-0 in the third period.

Tiedemann scored first at 4:52 with Parker Chaney and Trenton Walbeck getting assists. Medford tied the game at 1-1 two minutes, before Antigo rattled off five unanswered goals in four minutes’ time.

Kassler and Burt assisted Dickman at 10:10, followed by Kassler scoring with help from Burt and Dickman at 11:48. Kassler and Chaney assisted Dickman on his second goal at 12:36. Kassler scored at 13:47 with help from Dickman and Burt, and them completed his first-period hat trick at 14:09 on assists from Dickman and Ian Brittenham.

Antigo added four second-period goals in a three-minute span.

Dickman’s hat trick came at 6:14 with assists from Kassler and Richie Veriha. Burt and Dickman assisted Kassler’s goal at 6:34, and Kassler scored unassisted at 7:25. Dickman scored again at 8:57, this time with an an assist from Kassler.

Medford scored twice after Antigo’s barrage.

In the third period, Dickman and Burt assisted Kassler at 5:51 as Kassler completed his double hat trick. Dickman and Kassler assisted Burt on both of his goals, one at 8:59 and the second at 10:57.

Despite the lopsided score, the shots on goal were pretty even, with Medford taking 33 and Antigo taking 35. Nolan Bunnell notched 30 saves for the Red Robins.

The Red Robins were penalized four times for eight minutes, while the Raiders were called for five infractions for 16 minutes.

kpasson@newmdia-wi.com