Red Robins Come Up One Goal Short
By Greg Seubert
WAUPACA – Antigo ended up on the short end of a 3-2 score Feb. 4 in the opening round of the Great Northern Conference boys’ hockey tournament.
Waupaca handed the Red Robins the one-goal loss Feb. 4 at the Waupaca Ice & Expo Center. The Red Robins entered the tournament seeded fifth out of eight teams, while the Comets are a No. 4 seed.
The Red Robins will get a home game in the second round of the tournament, as they will host eighth-seeded Tomahawk at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the Langlade County Fairgrounds. The Hatchets fell to top-seeded Northland Pines 15-0 Feb. 4.
Waupaca’s Davis Levine opened the scoring with 2:11 remaining in the first period. Antigo tied the score with 59 seconds to go in the period on a goal from Dylan Lewis off of assists from Tyler Schroepfer and Joe Bartletti.
Jack Erspamer’s goal with 7:55 left in the second period gave Waupaca a 2-1 lead and the Comets added to their lead with a minute remaining with Vin Nikolai’s goal.
A pair of Waupaca penalties gave the Red Robins a 3-on-5 opportunity with just over six minutes to go in the game and Antigo took advantage with Isaac Wickersheim’s goal with 6:01 remaining. However, that was as close as the Red Robins would get.
Waupaca outshot the Red Robins 37-23.
• Greg Seubert is the sports editor of the Waupaca County Post, a Multi Media Channels publication in Waupaca.