Antigo hockey team downs Milton in overtime

NEW Media Staff

Eli Kassler scored the winning goal in overtime to help Antigo defeat Milton 5-4 on Jan. 6.

However, before then, Owen Dickman scored all four goals for Antigo.

Milton started the game with a 2-0 lead in the first period. Dickman scored his first goal at 2:41 in the second period with assists from Kassler and Parker Paff. Milton then went ahead 3-1, but Dickman scored again, this time at 15:34, with help from Alex Brittenham and Nolan Bunnell to make it 3-2 at the end of two periods.

Dickman wasted little time in the third period to tie and then lead Milton. At 1:10, he scored with assists from Collin Tiedemann and Kassler to tie the game at 3-3. Then, at 2:25, Antigo took the lead on Dickman’s fourth goal with help from Kassler. Milton would tie the game at 4-4 at 3:27, which ended regulation scoring.

Antigo ended up with 35 shots on goal, and Milton fired off 41.

Oshkosh 9, Shawano/Bonduel 2

Shawano/Bonduel’s quick score against Oshkosh was a flash in the pan as the Ice Hawks came storming back to claim a 9-2 win Jan. 4

Max Huntington scored at the 3:41 mark to give Shawano a 1-0 lead. However, Oshkosh answered with three goals in the first period, all in less than three minutes, to take a 3-1 lead.

Cam Schroeder scored with an assist from Karson Stoss just a minute into the second period to tighten the score to 3-2. But, like in the first period, Oshkosh answered with a string of five goals in the period to go up 8-2.

Another goal for the Ice Hawks in the third period ended the scoring.

Tyson Lyons and Kaiden Thornborrow split time in the net for Shawano, collectively getting 18 saves on 27 shots on goal. Oshkosh’s two goalies made 20 saves on 22 shots.

Shawano/Bonduel served eight minutes in the penalty box on four infractions, while Oshkosh was penalized four times for 11 minutes.

Antigo 5, Northland Pines 3

Owen Dickman scored three goals and assisted on a fourth as Antigo downed Nortland Pines 5-3 on Jan. 4.

Dickman put his team up 1-0 with a goal in the first period, with an assist by Eli Kassler.

After the Eagles tied the game at 1-1 midway through the second, Dickman, again with help from Kassler, scored at 11:13. He scored again at 16:15 as Antigo led 3-1 going into the third period.

Kassler scored with help from Ian Brittenham and Dickman at 12:10, and then scored again on his own at 12:33 for a 5-1 lead. Northland Pines scored twice in the third period, but it wasn’t enough of a comeback.

Antigo recorded 29 shots on goal, while Northland Pines had 25.

Antigo 6, Pacelli 4

A hat trick by Owen Dickman helped propel Antigo to a 6-4 win over Stevens Point Pacelli on Jan. 2.

The game wasn’t as close as the final score would indicate, but Pacelli did appear to be the verge of a comeback late in the third period before Antigo slammed the door shut.

Antigo took a 2-1 first-period lead with two early scores. First it was Eli Kassler with an assist from Dickman, and then it was Dickman scoring on his own.

Antigo went up 3-1 with an early second-period goal by Kassler and and assist by Dickman. After Pacelli made the score 3-2, Antigo answered with another goal by Kassler to take 4-2 lead going into the third period.

Dickman scored with a Kassler assist at 6:30 to make it 5-2. Pacelli’s comeback was swift when it happened. First, they scored at 10:09, and then they quickly scored again at 10:31 to make it a 5-4 game. Dickman ended their hopes, though, when he scored with help from Kassler at 14:39 to make it 6-4.

Pacelli had 44 shots on goal, while Antigo had 33.

Pacelli was penalized five times for 18 minutes, while Antigo was called for two infractions for four minutes.