MARQUETTE - Unable to stop state-ranked Houghton, the Marquette Senior High School hockey Redmen dropped an 8-1 decision to the Gremlins Thursday at Lakeview Arena in Marquette.
Cole Hagwell scored twice an added an assist for Houghton, 18-4 on the season. Teammate Raymond Bryce added a goal and two assists, while Connor Hannon chipped in a goal and a helper.
Cole Rieboldt notched an unassisted goal for Marquette (4-21).
Marquette’s Chris Amundsen passes the puck across the ice as Houghton’s Casey Markham tries to block it during the first period at Lakeview Arena on Thursday. (Journal photo by Matt Keiser)
Evan Kyle made 37 saves in the Marquette net; Jason Wiitala came up with 1 stops for Houghton.
"We just got beat by a bigger, stronger and faster team," Marquette head coach Mike L'Huillier said, noting the Gremlins are ranked No. 6 in the state.
"Their defense never allowed us more than one shot (at a time)."