James Schroeder made 53 saves and stopped all three shootout shots, and Trenton Bliss had the only shootout goal as the Appleton United prep boys’ hockey team beat host Duluth Marshall after a 2-2 regulation tie in the quarterfinals of the Hilltopper Holiday Classic on Thursday in Duluth, Minn.
Appleton’s Ben Koester scored with 16 seconds left in the third period to send the game into overtime. After the scoreless overtime, the first two shooters from both teams missed in the three-player shootout. Bliss scored for Appleton and then Schroeder stopped Marshall’s Jack Dodd to secure the victory for United (5-1-2).
Carver Watson scored on a power play in the second period to pull Appleton into a 1-1 tie. Appleton was outshot 55-10 in the game.
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Goals: Second: David Farrell DM (Jon Hansen) 0:56, Carver Watson AU (Trenton Bliss) pp 5:06, Anthony Miller DM (Joe Daly, Lane Krenzen) 7:35. Third: Ben Koester (Nathan Zilisch) 16:44. Shots on goal: AU 10, DM 55. Saves: James Schroeder AU 53, Cullen Mudrak 8.
» In other action, Fox Cities defeated Beloit Memorial 2-0 at the Wisconsin Dells Holiday Tournament. No other details were available.
Fox Cities 5, Medford 0
At Rhinelander, Ally Fox scored three goals and added an assist and Liz Steinmetz had one goal and three assists as the Stars built a big lead early and cruised to the Rhinelander Tournament win.
Nicole Barfknecht also scored for the Stars and added an assist, while goaltender Morgan Talbot made eight saves.
Goals: First: Liz Steinmetz (Leigh McGuirk) 0:37, Ally Fox (Steinmetz) pp 9:55, Fox (Steinmetz) 12:59. Third: Fox (Nicole Barfknecht) :26, Barfknecht (Steinmetz, Fox) 10:18. Shots on goal: FC 39, M 8. Saves: Morgan Talbot FC 8, Makayla Hanson M 34.