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Somerset’s Jake Heyer (16 in black) scores the Spartan’s fourth and final goal of the game to pull his team within one to make it 5-4 in the third period of the WIAA boys hockey sectional semifinals against the New Richmond Tigers on Tuesday, Feb. 25, in New Richmond. (Photos by Jordan Willi)

Spartans fall one game short of section finals


From the beginning of the season, Somerset Spartan boys hockey coach Dan Gilkerson wanted nothing more than for his team to make it to the WIAA boys hockey sectional final and possibly book its ticket to the state tournament.

However, the New Richmond Tigers had other ideas and erased an early 3-1 deficit on Tuesday, Feb. 25, to knock the Spartans out of the running for the state tour­nament in the section semifi­nals in New Richmond.

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Jordan Willi
Jordan Willi is a reporter for the New Richmond News. Previously, he worked as a sports reporter at the Worthington Daily Globe in Worthington, Minnesota. He also interned at the Hudson Star Obeserver for two summers and contributed to the Bison Illustrated sports magazine at North Dakota State University.
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