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Squirts Enjoy Weekend Wins
The Thunder Squirt hockey team hosted Shawano and Escanaba this past weekend, sweeping all 4 games.
On Saturday, the Squirts beat Shawano 8-1 and 6-2. In the morning match-up Brandon Bruning struck first from the blue line on an assist from Zack Wallin, Carson Collins scored twice on assists from Gage Schutt and Bruning, Niya Patenaude put one in with an assist by Wallin to finish the first period scoring. In the second period, Collins got his hat trick thanks to great passing by Matthew Swenson and Quinn Finley. Bruning scored again assisted by Finley and Collins while Finley popped one in on a assist by Collins. Swenson ended scoring in the 3rd for an 8-1 win as Dylan Ziemke made 5 saves.
In the afternoon game, Swenson scored 2 quick goals one of them assisted by Collins, while Maddie Torkko and Jacob Pantti both scored on assists by Wallin and Bruning,
Collins scored in the second period assisted by Patenaude before Patenaude finished the scoring in the third assisted by Finley and Collins for a 6-2 win. Ziemke had 8 saves in net.
On Sunday the Thunder got revenge from two previous weekend losses to Escanaba with a pair of hard fought 3-2 wins.
The first game Quinn Finley opened the scoring on an assist from Maddie Torrko, Brandon Bruning struck again with a bullet to the net and Torkko got assists from Finley and Bruning in the 3rd. Dylan Ziemke made 10 saves for a 3-2 win.
The second game saw the Thunder hold off Eskys last ditch effort in the final 48 seconds for an exciting 3-2 win. The Finley from Bruning duo struck twice in the game and Maddie Torkko pumped one in unassisted. Ziemke played a great game in net again with 13 saves.
The Thunder travel Sunday to Appleton for two games.