Hermantown spoils Superior’s ‘Senior Night’The Hermantown Hawks spoiled “Senior Night” for the Superior High School boys hockey team with a 5-2 victory over the Spartans Thursday night at Wessman Arena.
The Hermantown Hawks spoiled “Senior Night” for the Superior High School boys hockey team with a 5-2 victory over the Spartans Thursday night at Wessman Arena.
Spartan seniors honored between periods were Aaron Foley, Chase Carlson, Trent Olson, Dane Sislo, Cody Schimming and Zach Reiswig.
The Hawks scored in bunches in the first two periods as Grant Sega and Bo Gronseth scored 1:01 apart in the first period and Nate Pionk and Christian Wasbotten scored within 41 seconds in the second period.
In between, Superior’s Tyler Nystrom scored with assists from Aaron Miller and Trent Olson. Nystrom’s 21st goal of the season came 25 seconds into the second period.
The Spartans made it a 4-2 game at 8:59 of the second period when Anthony Bronson scored his third goal of the year with helpers from Daniel Burger and Jesse Polson.
Chris Benson gave Hermantown a three-goal lead when he stole the puck and scored unassisted with 10:09 remaining in the third period.
Hermantown goaltender Adam Smith improved to 11-0-1 with 20 saves. Zach Reiswig and Paxton Paine combined to make 30 saves for Superior.
The Spartans (15-7-1 overall, 2-3 Lake Superior Conference) wrap up their regular season with a make-up game against Duluth Denfeld at 8 p.m. today at Duluth’s Heritage Center.
With the win, Hermantown moves into first place in the LSC with records of 18-4-1 and 5-2.
SPARTAN SPIN: The Spartans defeated the Hawks 5-4 earlier this season in Hermantown.
First Period: 1. H, Grant Sega (Luke Jaques), 2:40. 2. H, Bo Gronseth (Chris Benson, Christian Wasbotten), 3:41.
Second Period: 3. SHS, Tyler Nystrom 22 (Aaron Miller 32, Trent Olson 9), 0:25. 4. H, Nate Pionk (Scott Wasbotten), 3:20. 5. H, C. Wasbotten (Jaques), 4:01. 6. SHS, Anthony Bronson 3 (Daniel Burger 4, Jesse Polson 9), 8:59.
Third Period: 7. H, Benson, 6:51.
Saves: Adam Smith, H, 20. Zach Reiswig and Paxton Paine, SHS, 30.