Jaguar hockey routs Thunder 10-0
By Murray Gleffe, Correspondent
ASHWAUBENON-The Jaguar hockey team hasn’t lost a game in January and is unscathed since Dec. 23.
The beat went on Thursday evening (Jan. 18) at Cornerstone Community Ice Center as the Jaguars defeated the Marinette Thunder by a final of 10-0
Liam Golden had four goals (hat-trick plus one), and Max Welsing added two.
Sophomore Blake Dallmann tallied his first career varsity goal.
Perhaps a glimpse of the future was displayed by Vincent Strachan.
Strachan fired two shots in on goal and also tacked on a late assist to garner three points for the young phenom who was just brought up from the junior varsity squad.
“I was extremely happy for Vince and Blake tonight,” said Jaguar Hockey Coach Matt Golden. “It’s always neat to see the young kids experience the feeling after putting the puck through the net. In addition, Max played really hard and delivered two points for us as well.”
Matt Piontkowski continues his stellar play between the pipes. He stopped all 12 pucks that came his way.
In the last seven games, Piontkowski has a 1.29 goals against average, and has recorded four straight shutouts!
The Jaguars dominated from the opening face-off.
Golden showcased his full array of hockey skills on this night.
In tight spaces, Golden is hard to contain. Give him open ice and he is lethal!
He connected on two slap shots within seconds of each other to give the Jaguars a 2-0 lead after the first period.
At the beginning of the second period, every shot the Jaguars took seemed to go in.
“We jumped on them early in the second,” added Golden. “Liam, Tyler, and Graham really came out and played team hockey during that scoring outburst. We played exceptional hockey during that five to seven-minute stretch to give us a very comfortable lead.”
From the 13:37 mark to 9:52 the Jaguars tacked on four more goals and suddenly just 24 minutes into the game, the game had settled in on a running clock.
The first and last of those middle period goals came by (Liam) Golden who accomplished the rare hat-trick in just under 10 minutes of ice time.
The Jaguar coaching staff then started to freely sub players in and out the rest of the period which ended with the Jaguars in front 6-0.
In addition to Strachan and Dallmann logging big minutes in the final period, Logan Van Duyse Jack Kiser, and Keegan Petijean fired shots in on Thunder goaltender Braeden Park.
When the final horn blew, the Jaguars had hit double digits to which the old-fashioned scoreboard couldn’t even put up.
It didn’t matter as the Jaguars rejoiced in victory and pushed their winning streak to seven games.
The Jaguars have outscored their last four opponents by a total of 28-0.
The Jaguars move to 13-5 overall and will be back in action Jan. 19 when they travel to De Pere to take on the Redbirds.
“Tomorrow is big,” Golden said. “We have to keep focused because we haven’t been tested in a while. I know De Pere will play very hard and we have to come out and play good disciplined hockey away from home.”
Ashwaubenon/Marinette Box Score
Ashwaubenon/Marinette Shots on Goal
Goals for Ashwaubenon:
Golden (4), Welsing (2), Strachan (2), Dallmann, Joe Deboth,
Goals for Marinette: