Spartan girls win season finaleThe Superior High School girls hockey team wrapped up the regular season with a 4-1 win over the New Richmond Tigers Saturday afternoon at the Superior Ice Arena.
The Superior High School girls hockey team wrapped up the regular season with a 4-1 win over the New Richmond Tigers Saturday afternoon at the Superior Ice Arena.
The Spartans will now take a 7-12-1 record into the WIAA playoffs where they host Tomahawk at 6 p.m. Thursday.
The winner will advance to play at Hayward at 7 p.m. on Feb. 19. The sectional championship is also scheduled to be played in Hayward on Feb. 22 or 23.
Jenna Martin scored twice for the Spartans Saturday and Amanda LeBard and Aleeha Baker each scored once.
New Richmond scored first on Rachel Mullendore’s goal 5:57 into the game.
Martin then gave Superior a 2-1 lead with goals at 8:15 of the first period and 6:32 into the second. Anna Pettingill assisted on both goals with Baker also helping out on the first goal.
LeBard scored with help from Ashlee Olson and Cassie Berg at 8:52 of the second period and Baker scored unassisted eight minutes later.
Janine Seifert finished with 21 saves for Superior and Elizabeth Nadeau had 34 for New Richmond.
SPARTAN SPIN: Superior also defeated New Richmond 3-1 on Dec. 8. ... Superior had three minor penalties and New Richmond had four. Neither team scored on the power play. ... The Tigers play Hudson in their playoff opener at 5 p.m. Thursday in Hudson.
New Richmond 1 0 0 — 1
Superior 1 3 0 — 4
First period — 1. NR, Rachel Mullendore (Emily Cook, Dani Edin), 5:57; 2. SHS, Jenna Martin (Anna Pettingill), 8:15.
Second period — 3. SHS, J. Martin (Aleeha Baker, Pettingill), 6:32; 4. S, Amanda LeBard (Ashlee Olson, Cassie Berg), 8:52; 5. SHS, A. Baker, 16:46.
Third period — No scoring.
Saves — Elizabeth Nadeau, NR, 34; Janine Seifert, SHS, 21.