RHS remains undefeated
STAR JOURNAL REPORT
After a scoreless first period Friday night, the Rhinelander High School varsity boys hockey team tallied four second-period goals and added three more goals in the third period en route to a 7-0 non-conference home victory over Green Bay United.
“We started out slow in terms of scoring,” said Hodags head coach MJ Laggis. “Although we generated 15 shots on goal in the first period, we didn’t score and we weren’t passing the puck like we can. We made some solid adjustments as a team in the (second period) and started passing the puck and cycling really well in the offensive zone.”
The Hodags got on the scoreboard 2:31 into the first period on a goal from Freddy Wisner assisted by Danny Zuiker. Abe Laggis extended RHS’s lead to 2-0 on a shorthanded goal at the 5:15 mark. Bridger Flory gave the Hodags a three-goal lead when he scored with an assist from Matthias Schneider with just over 7 minutes left in the period. Abe Laggis scored again when he tallied the period’s final goal assisted by Flory and Harlan Wojtusik.
RHS extended its lead to five goals 51 seconds into the final period when Flory scored assisted by Abe Laggis. Brandon Kolasa then made a backhanded shot with an assist from Wisner at the 2:52 mark. The Hodags’ final goal of the night was the first career varsity goal scored by Nick Sandstrom with 6:43 left in the game.
Shots on goals favored RHS, 47-7, with Seth Stafford recording the shutout win in net.
“Our kids played pretty well, but with a very tough week ahead of us we will have to get better,” Laggis said.
The Hodags’ season record stands at 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the Great Northern Conference going into Tuesday’s conference game at Medford. RHS then hosts a GNC game Thursday against Tomahawk.
Hodags 7, GBU 0
GBU 0 0 0 – 0
Hodags 0 4 3 – 7