Redmen Hockey Defeats Escanaba 5-0 to Become Regional Champs

Regional champs!

Marquette, MIFebruary 28, 2019 – The Marquette Redmen Varsity Hockey team won 5-0 over the Escanaba Eskymos tonight on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1-99.9.

The Redmen came off of a 6-0 victory over the Kingsford Flivvers, the 100th win for Head Coach Doug Garrow. Marquette had no problem skating to the 101st win this evening.

The Redmen started off with a bang on a Ryan Baldwin goal early in the first period. The goal, assisted by Tanner Phillips, gave Marquette a 1-0 lead and a little fire in the belly against Escanaba.

Bergwall had the shut out tonight.
Bergwall had the shut out tonight.

The Redmen stayed on top of the Eskymos, making some quality attempts on goal. It wasn’t long before Ryan Baldwin found the back of the net again to improve to 2-0 at the bottom of the first period. It was a five-on-three goal in the first minute of a five-minute major penalty served by Escanaba.

Andrew Fedrizzi rounded out the period with a goal at one minute to go. Fedrizzi was assisted by Thomas Dunleavy and Tanner Phillips for a score of 3-0 going into the second period.

Marquette began the second period finishing out a power play, but the first half remained scoreless. The Redmen were in full control throughout, however, taking 17 shots on goal to Escanaba’s three.

A bit of a scuffle on the ice made things interesting in the last few minutes of the period, resulting in a penalty on Marquette and the first power play of the game for Escanaba. The Redmen made quick work of the penalty kill, however, and a Sean O’Connor goal assisted by Thomas Dunleavy gave Marquette a 4-0 lead over the Eskymos.

Sean O'Connor celebrates.
Sean O’Connor celebrates.

Tyler Bergwall followed up with a huge save on a point blank attempt from Grant Wickham of Escanaba. The Redmen maintained their 4-0 lead going into the final period of play.

A good portion of the third period was scoreless as Escanaba goalie Trevor Denome denied several high-quality attempts from Marquette to hold the Redmen at bay. The Redmen looked to be having a lot of fun though, and remained relaxed as the victory inched closer in the final minutes.

A Dylan Baldwin goal, assisted by Tanner Phillips and Hogan Nemetz, brought the Redmen to their final score of 5-0 over the Eskymos to become the Regional Champs.

The Redmen will take on Gaylord on Tuesday, March 5th on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1-99.9. The puck drops at 7:00 pm, tune in at 6:30 pm for the pregame show.

Listen to a recording of the live broadcast.

Photos by Amy Luke.