Ice starting to get hot
Waupaca Area wins two more games
By Greg Seubert
Great Northern Conference wins are starting to add up for the Waupaca Area girls’ hockey team.
The Ice improved to within a half-game of Northland Pines Feb. 2 with a 7-3 win over the Eagles at the Waupaca Ice & Expo Center. The win came three days after Waupaca Area handed Northern Edge a 6-0 loss in Antigo.
Waupaca Area 7, Northland Pines 3
The Ice improved to 5-2 in conference play, while Pines fell to 5-1.
Amanda Sergent put the Eagles on the board nine seconds into the game, but that turned out to be Pines’ only lead of the game. Kylie Hiddemen scored two of her team-high three goals later in the period to give the Ice a 2-1 lead at the first intermission.
Markie Ash, Katrina Otter-Giese and Hiddemen scored in the second period before Sergent’s second goal cut the lead to 5-2 heading into the final period.
Avrey Simonson gave Waupaca Area a 6-2 lead in the third period. Gabby Herfindahl found the net to cut the lead to 6-3, but Otter-Giese capped the scoring with her second goal.
The Eagles came up with 20 of their 40 shots in the first period while holding the Ice to 17 shots.
Ash finished with three assists, while Hiddemen, Simonson, Chloe Buster, Jamie Slattery and Kendell Sheldon added one each.
Waupaca Area 6, Northern Edge 0
The Ice came up with two goals in the first period, three in the second and one in the third while outshooting Northern Edge 46-11.
Slattery and Otter-Giese scored twice, while Ash and Sheldon added single goals. Cadie Ash chipped in with a team-high three assists, while Simonson added two and Slattery, Markie Ash and Hiddemen finished with one each.
Waupaca Area traveled to Medford Feb. 3 to face 1-12 Medford and will head to Fox Crossing’s Tri-County Ice Arena Tuesday, Feb. 7, for a nonconference matchup with the Fox Cities Stars.