Wolverines lose to Pioneers, top Mutineers
Pioneers use five straight goals to defeat Wolverines, 6-3
HOUGHTON — Trailing 2-1 in the second period, the Portage Lake Pioneers hockey team scored five straight goals, including two from Spencer Donnelly, en route to a 6-3 win over their rivals to the north, the Calumet Wolverines, Friday at Dee Stadium.
After Donnelly’s first of the night at 11:36 of the third, Brett Hauswirth scored what stood as the game-winning tally at 13:09 off a feed from Cody Sivonen. Charlie Turner also assisted on the goal.
Donnelly’s second of the night came just 51 seconds later. Matt Marchel and Hauswirth assisted on the goal.
Sivonen made it 6-2 with just 1:33 left in regulation to put the game out of reach. Brent Loukus got one back with just 14.5 left in the contest, but it was too little, too late.
Nick Harris got the Pioneers on the board first with the game’s only first-period tally at 3:10. Steven Suohonen, who also assisted on Sivonen’s goal later in the contest, picked up his first assist of the night on the goal.
Sherman Mowrey and Matt Yeo scored 13:26 apart in the middle frame to give the Wolverines the lead, 2-1, with 6:13 left in the period. Loukus picked up an assist on Yeo’s tally.
Jack Fenton evened the game for the Pioneers with just 40.8 seconds left in the middle frame.
Marcus Gloss made 26 saves to earn the win for the Pioneers. Tyler Hubbard stopped 33 in the loss for the Wolverines.
Wolverines bounce back with OT win over Mutineers, 10-9
CALUMET — Following the disappointing loss on Friday to the Pioneers, the Wolverines scored seven goals in the second period, but still needed overtime, to defeat the Marquette Mutineers, 10-9, Saturday at the Calumet Colosseum.
Yeo scored the game-winning goal with 1:06 left in overtime. Michael Babcock assisted on the tally.
Trailing 1-0 in the late stages of the first period, Jimmy Brey got the Wolverines on the board with a shorthanded goal at 15:43.
Loukus struck twice on the power play 1:14 apart to give the Wolverines a 3-1 lead. He followed that up with two more in a row, including another power play marker at 10:19. Dylan Boberg assisted on two of the four goals..
Captain Logan Rastello, who already had three assists on the night, picked up a goal at 10:53 to extend Calumet’s lead to 6-1.
After the Mutineers cut the lead to 6-3, Loukus potted his fifth goal of the night, assisted by Rastello.
Marquette struck twice more to make it 7-5 before Rastello extended Calumet’s lead to three again with 1:13 left in the middle frame.
The Mutineers scored four straight to start the third period and led 9-8 with 6:28 left in regulation. Awarded a late power play, the Wolverines evened the score with just 17 second left as Boberg found the back of the net. Rastello picked up another assist on the goal.