Eau Claire North’s Brayton Thillman and Noah Bestul each scored two goals as the Huskies spoiled Superior’s boys hockey season debut with a 7-1 victory Tuesday at Wessman Arena.

Ethan Welch scored the Spartans’ lone goal, just 19 seconds into the first period, before Eau Claire North tallied the final seven goals.

Superior’s Drew Scharte (26) digs the puck out of the corner away from Eau Claire North’s Robert Books (2) in the second period Tuesday night, Jan.5, at Wessman Arena in Superior. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Superior’s Drew Scharte (26) digs the puck out of the corner away from Eau Claire North’s Robert Books (2) in the second period Tuesday night, Jan.5, at Wessman Arena in Superior. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

Superior goaltenders Jamin Durfee and Trevor Soderlund combined for 35 saves.

GIRLS HOCKEY

Hayward-Ashland 4, Superior 2

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Alex Pieterek scored twice and the host Hurricanes handed the Spartans defeat in their season opener.

Erika Trentor and Brooklyn Burger scored goals for Superior.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Superior 60, South Shore 59

The Spartans edged the visiting Cardinals in back-and-forth nonconference action in Superior’s season opener.

The game came right down to the end. After the Superior missed a free throw, the Cardinals came down but forced a bad shot. The Spartans rebounded and cleared the basketball for the win.

Savannah Leopold led Superior with 22 points and Emma Raye tacked on 16.

Chloe Sipsas paced South Shore (5-1) with 26 points.

Northwestern 56, Hayward 37

Tieryn Plasch scored 22 points and Allison Luoma added 13 to lead the Tigers to the Heart O’North Conference win in Maple.

The Tigers led 30-15 at halftime en route to improving to 8-2 on the season.