Fans of the Waupaca Area girls’ hockey team might want to mark Monday, Jan. 27, on their schedule.
That’s the day Medford will visit the Waupaca Expo Center. If that game is anything like the Dec. 9 matchup between the Great Northern Conference rivals, fans will be in for a treat.
The two teams combined for 11 goals in the second period alone and Waupaca Area returned home with a 9-7 victory, the first win of the season.
Waupaca Area 9, Medford 7
MEDFORD – Mandy Tomlinson had a hat trick and two assists, Brianne Huettner and Tina Rasmussen scored twice and Macy Carlson had a pair of assists for Waupaca Area.
Tomlinson’s first two goals came in the first period. Waupaca Area took a 2-1 lead into the second period and led 3-1 after Huettner’s first goal.
Medford countered with three unanswered goals to take a 4-3 lead before Tomlinson tied the game at 4-4 with her third goal.
The teams went into the third period tied at 7-7 and Waupaca Area found the net twice in the final period on goals from Huettner and Rasmussen.
Northland Pines 6, Waupaca Area 0
EAGLE RIVER – The Eagles scored two goals in the first period and added four more in the second Dec. 7.
The Eagles had a 43-10 shot advantage.
Point/Rapids 4, Waupaca Area 0
WAUPACA – Stevens Point/Wisconsin Rapids scored three times in the second period and added another goal in the third while outshooting Waupaca Area 40-20.
Northern Edge 6, Waupaca Area 4
WAUPACA – Huettner had three goals and Tomlinson also scored in Waupaca Area’s GNC opener Dec. 2.
“That’s a good team, but we stood up to them all night,” coach Tim Guyer said.
Waupaca Area opened the season Nov. 29-30 at a tournament in Black River Falls. Huettner and Tomlinson had goals in an 8-2 loss to New Richmond and a 6-2 loss to Black River Falls and Tomlinson scored in an 8-1 loss to the Middleton Metro Lynx.
Waupaca Area has games scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13-14, against University School of Milwaukee, Brookfield Central and Stoughton in Milwaukee and will host Black River Falls at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at the Expo.