Spartans blanked by Greyhounds
The Superior High School boys hockey team wrapped up its regular season with a 7-0 loss to Duluth East Thursday night at Wessman Arena.
The Spartans, who were playing without leading scorer Aaron Miller, will take an 11-12-1 record in to the WIAA playoffs when they host Menomonie at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Miller suffered a muscle pull in his upper leg late in Tuesday’s 2-2 overtime tie at Hermantown.
Gunnar Howg stopped 11 shots to pick up the shutout for East. Paxton Paine made 28 saves for Superior.
SPARTAN SPIN: It was senior night for the Spartans. Honored in between the first and second periods were seniors Miller, Paine, Aaron Wakefield-Zubiate, Noah Peterson, Daniel Mikel and William Bednarek.
Duluth East 1 3 4 – 7
Superior 0 0 0 – 0
First Period: 1. DE, Mayson Rust (Ash Altman, Nathaniel Benson), 4:19.
Second Period: 2. DE, Jack Kolar (Nick Altman, Phil Beaulieu), 5:06 (pp). 3. DE, Kolar (Altman, Brian Bunten), 13:46. 4. DE, Joey Marinac (Benson), 15:10.
Third Period: 5. DE, Altman, :39. 6. DE, Beaulieu, 5:36 (pp). 7. DE, Altman (Bunten, Alex Trapp), 6:24 (pp).
Saves: Gunnar Howg, DE 3-6-2—11. Paxton Paine, SHS 10-9-9—28.