Eagles defeat Marshall

NEW ULM – The New Ulm boy’s hockey team rebounded from a 6-2 loss to Orono last week in grand style.

Wyatt Peterson, Kelton Schmitz, Ethan Kraus and Dylan Klein each scored goals as New Ulm rolled by Marshall 4-1 Thursday night in non-conference hockey.

Brandon Helget added two assists with Jon Kopacek adding a helper.

New Ulm goalie Brach Kraus recorded 22 saves in getting the win. Kraus lost his shutout with less than two minutes to go in the game on Blaine Moran’s goal.

New Ulm outshot the Tigers 30-23 in the game.

“This was a nice win in the section,” Eagles’ coach Erik Setterholm said. “We did not play real well tonight but sometimes it is nice to get a win even when you do not play well.”

“I thought that we played a really good game,” Marshall coach Michael Weiss said. “We played hard tonight – we played with a lot of energy tonight and we were missing that against Luverne (in a 6-1 loss).”

The Eagles, who host LeSueur-Henderson/St. Peter tonight in a South Central Conference game, got on the board when Peterson beat Tigers’ goalie Mason Campion on a hard slap shot that beat Campion on his glove side.

New Ulm then added three, second-period goals, all of which came on rebounds.

Schmitz used a lob wedge shot when he put the puck over Campion’s shoulder for a 2-0 lead at the 2:42 mark.

Kraus got his goal when his shot bounced off Campion’s shoulder for a score seven minutes later.

Klein then rebounded his own shot for a score at the 15:20 mark for a 4-0 lead.

“We have been stressing the rebounds a lot in practice,” Setterholm said. “We want to put the puck on the net and crash the net. Tonight it worked.”

Setterholm said that he felt that his team dominated the first two periods.

“But in the third period I felt like we were coasting around quite a bit and letting them do more than we let them do in the first two periods,” Setterholm said.

That was when Marshall scored its lone goal.

“That is something we need to fix,” Setterholm said. “Because that is something that we need to fix because we do not want to let any team back into a game.”

“Everyone is disappointed about giving up that goal,” Setterholm said. “We wanted to keep that shutout for Brach.”

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