Hayward skaters roar past New Richmond girlsThe Hayward girls hockey team put more than 50 shots on goal in snowing under the New Richmond girls 8-1 last Thursday.
The Hayward girls hockey team put more than 50 shots on goal in snowing under the New Richmond girls 8-1 last Thursday.
Hayward is an excellent offensive team and the Hurricanes were at the top of their game on Thursday. The score was tied 1-1 midway through the first period, but Hayward continued to force more of the action in the game.
Hayward scored on the power play 5:07 into the action. The Tigers responded quickly, with Bailey Erickson scoring at the 6:54 mark. Erickson’s unassisted goal came off a hard shot from the blue line.
The next stretch of the game was dominated by Hayward leading scorer Aly Tremblay. She scored the final two goals of the first period, then added another 2:35 into the second period. She also assisted on two Hayward goals scored 12 seconds apart in the middle of the second period.
To say Hayward was relentless would be an understatement. The Hurricanes finished with 52 shots on goal, with at least 14 in each period, including 22 in the first period. New Richmond goalie Baily Lund stopped 44 of the shots, but she couldn’t stop them all. New Richmond managed 12 shots in the game.
One bright spot for the Tigers was the return of junior defenseman Ashley Dusek from an injury. Tiger coach Emily Dabrowski said Tiffany Olek and Alli Wielinski were bright spots in the game, with both of them playing at high energy levels.
The Tigers now have a week off between games. They don’t play again until next Tuesday, when they host Eau Claire at 7 p.m.