New Ulm defeats Marshall
NEW ULM — In the New Ulm Eagles boys’ first two hockey games, New Ulm had scored three total goals.
Tuesday night in their home Big South Conference contest against Marshall, New Ulm had surpassed that total by the first period.
New Ulm scored four goals in the opening 17 minutes, then added two power play scores in the second and capped off the evening with three, third period goals as New Ulm dismantled Marshall 9-1 at the New Ulm Civic Center.
Noah Wilmes and Keagan Schiro each had two goals with Cole Hesse, Kadon Strong, Braxten Hoffmann, Josh Gulden and Jacob Berg all able to solve Marshall goaltender Gavin Welsch who stopped 30 of 39 New Ulm shots.
Jacob Berg had three assists with Hoffmann, Jack Ahlbrecht, Schiro, and A.J. Arneson adding two helpers. Kyden Wenisch, Gulden and Wilmes each had an assist.
New Ulm goalie Joey Gag stopped 12 of 13 Tigers’ shots as the Eagles outshot Marshall 39-13 in the game.
The Eagles took a 3-0 lead in the first period on goals from Cole Hesse, Keagan Schiro and Noah Wilmes before the Tigers put their only dent in Gag’s armor when Jared Reinsma scored on a Tigers’ power play to cut the lead to 3-1.
But Kadon Strong scored 18 seconds after Reinsma’s score for a 4-1 lead and the Eagles were off to the races.
New Ulm added two goals in the second period — both power play scores — from Hoffmann and Gulden — to take a 6-1 lead into the third period.
There, an even strength score from Schiro, a power play score from Berg and a Wilmes’ goal with 23 seconds left in the game closed out the scoring.
New Ulm, 1-0 in the Big South and 1-2 overall, plays Thursday at Fairmont.