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Marquette Redmen Hockey Defeats Bay Reps 5-2

The Marquette Redmen lined up for the national anthem

Traverse City, MIJanuary 13, 2018 – The Marquette Redmen defeated the Bay Area Reps by a score of 5-2 on Saturday afternoon, in a game that was broadcast live on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1-99.9 and online at foxsportsmarquette.com.  The Redmen, fresh off a 3-2 overtime win the previous afternoon against the Grand Rapids Christian Eagles, were able to keep their momentum rolling and pick up their fourth straight win.

Marquette came out with purpose in the first period, opening the scoring just 4:15 into the game on a great individual effort by captain Joey Phillips.  Sean O’Connor notched another marker for the Redmen just over six minutes later to make the score 2-0, and then Joey Phillips added his second goal of the game at 11:12 to make the score 3-0 Marquette.  The Reps answered with under a minute to play in the opening frame and made the score 3-1, and that’s where the score stood going into the second period.

The Marquette Redmen and the Bay Reps are lined up for a faceoff at center ice

The Marquette Redmen and the Bay Reps are lined up for a faceoff at center ice

Marquette extended their lead shortly after the start of the second period when the Redmen caught the Reps on a line change and generated an odd-man rush, which led to Sean O’Connor’s second goal of the afternoon.  The rest of the period passed without a goal being scored, and after two periods, Marquette had a 4-1 lead.

The Reps were able to cut Marquette’s lead to two goals early in the third period, but they couldn’t muster another goal for the rest of the game.  Marquette sealed their victory at the 16:03 mark, when Kobie Guidebeck put the puck into an empty net to make the final score 5-2.

The Marquette Redmen will be back on the ice on Tuesday, January 16, when they face off against the Escanaba Eskymos.  The puck will drop on that game at 7:00 P.M., and you can catch all the action on 103 FXD or online at wfxd.com.

Listen to the audio from the game here.