Redmen icers dominate Escanaba, 5-1
MARQUETTE — As well as the Marquette Senior High School hockey team played in the first period, head coach Doug Garrow might’ve been even more pleased about how the Redmen played in the other two periods.
MSHS outshot Escanaba 18-4 in the opening 17 minutes and put home three goals en route to a 5-1 victory on Tuesday night at Lakeview Arena.
“Our first period, that was our best period of the year,” Garrow said. “We only gave up four shots and got 18, so we really dominated.
“But our guys also did a real nice job playing with the lead. It’s good to see them putting a full game together again.
“It’s really easy to get complacent and start getting away from what got you there.”
Marquette scored single goals in the second and third to build a 5-0 lead before the Eskymos spoiled junior goalie Tyler Bergwall’s shutout bid when freshman Brayden Stannard scored with 7:57 left. Senior Hayden Haslow got an assist on the goal.
Junior Sean O’Connor put the Redmen (9-6) on the board quickly, scoring just 2:48 into the game.
Cousins Joe Phillips, a senior, and Tanner Phillips, a junior, scored 1:29 apart later in the opening period to make it 3-0. Joe’s goal was on the power play, one of two by MSHS in just three opportunities.
Junior Kobie Guidebeck made it 4-0 at just about the midpoint of the second period on a power play, while senior teammate Hunter Doucette rounded out the scoring 3:22 into the third with an unassisted tally.
Also getting assists for Marquette were O’Connor, Guidebeck and Joe Phillips; seniors Andrew Pieper, Carter Peterson, Aydin Frost, Sterling Wright and Ethan Jones; and sophomore Ryan Baldwin.
Senior goalie Brodie Goddard made 32 saves for the Eskymos.
The Redmen travel east for the Sault Ste. Marie Showcase this weekend. In a switch from the original listing of opponents, MSHS faces Flint Powers at 6 p.m. Friday before taking on Traverse City West at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.