Marquette Hockey Defeats Escanaba Eskymos at Home, 2-0

Escanaba was no match for Marquette tonight.

Marquette, MIMarch 2, 2021 – The Marquette Redmen hockey team came out victorious with a tight 2-0 win against the Escanaba Eskymos tonight on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1-99.9.

The embattled Eskymos put up a good fight in the early going, the Redmen coming out strong but struggling to find the back of the net. The first period remained shockingly scoreless though Marquette’s shots on goal were 15 to the Eskymos’ 5 at the buzzer. Escanaba’s defense held strong against Marquette’s pressure.

The Eskymos put up a good defensive fight.
The Eskymos put up a good defensive fight.

The Eskymos started things off in the second with a penalty, giving the Redmen a chance to convert on the power play. Marquette was unable to take advantage though, and the Eskymos continued to keep the Redmen at bay.

The Redmen got a couple of good looks as the period progressed, but Escanaba’s Dylan Ziemke protected the Eskymos’ goal valiantly. Marquette did, however, come up with a late-period goal from Owen Riipi with Jackson Potulny and Joe DeMattia on the assist. The score settled at 1-0 just before the buzzer to give the Redmen the edge going into the final period.

The Redmen looked to close out the game strong. Despite a high volume of quality shots on goal, Marquette found it difficult to seal the deal against the Escanaba goalie.

The Redmen fighting spirit could not be dampened though. Owen Riipi again found the back of the net for the Redmen late in the third period to improve Marquette to 2-0 over the Eskymos and solidify tonight’s victory.

The Redmen are back in action on Thursday, March 4th on 103 WFXD against Kingsford. Tune in at 6:30 PM for the pregame show, puck drops at 7:00 PM.

Listen to a recording of the live broadcast here.