Marquette, MI – December 11, 2021 – The Marquette Redmen hockey team played back-to-back games. Friday they took down the Mona Shores Sailers, and the second game today was against the Reeths-Puffer Rockets. The game was broadcast live on 97.5 GTO!
First Period: The Redmen opened the game after winning the face-off with an aggressive approach. Gaining four shots on net within the first minute of play.
3:29: After some back and forth play, Jake Garrow was able to bury one in the net. The Rockets would eventually gain a rebound, but weren’t able to put any shots on net. The Redmen simply dominated the entire first period in terms
of time of possesion and keeping the pressure on.
11:10: Jace Moore was able to slide one past Van Noord with the help from Cole Ranta to put the Redmen up 2-0. The Rockets got their first shot on net with just over four minutes to go in the period.
14:02: Jacob Garrow would put in his second goal of the afternoon. After a fine showing of stick skills at he would slide it past Van Noord with the assist from Jace Moore for the shorthanded goal.
15:50: Kody Moyer would get the feed from Garrow to put in the powerplay goal at. The goal would put up the Redmen 4-0 to close out the first period of play.
Second Period: Reeths-Puffer came out of the locker room looking to get themselves back in the game. While the Marquette Redmen came out to keep the pressure on Van Noord and the Rockets.
0:52 Ethan Phillips was able to get the dish from Garrow and put it past Van Noord. The goal gave the Redmen a commanding 5-0 lead.
2:15 Caleb Fries followed Phillip’s lead and put one of his own in. The second goal of the weekend for Fries had Marquette looking at ending this one ending quick. The goal was assisted by the Riipi brothers, Owen and Nash.
Isaiah Van Noord certainly was feeling the pressure, but was able to make a great save and not allow Garrow the hat trick. His solid showing in the first period was all for not however.
4:00 Drew Dellies was tripped up and fell but not before able to sliding one by Van Noord. In what was a very acrobatic play it gave the Redmen a 7-0 lead, and closing in on that eight goal lead to implement the ‘mercy rule.’
7:35 Brayden Grange was able to bury the puck in unassisted on what was
kind of a freak play with the puck bouncing before sliding past Van Noord. The Redmen had their 8-0 advantage, but the remainder of the period would be played with a running clock.
9:40 The Redmen’s Caleb Fries would once again score before the end of the period.They would gain themselves a very comfortable 9-0 lead.
13:46 Marquette and Dellies would keep playing hard, and keep adding on to the goal tally. Van Noord was then replaced with just over four minutes left to play in the 10-0 game.
The game was eventually called after the second period due to the mercy rule, and the Redmen sent both downstate teams they played home with losses.
Caleb Fries was the player of the game recording two goals in this game, and one other goal in the game against Mona Shores.
The Redmen are playing a couple more games before the holliday break. Marquette is going to be headed to Kingsford to face the Flivvers on Tuesday night. The game will be broadcast live on 103.3 WFXD and available online! Join John Thomson and Joe Gaffney with the Elder Agency Pregame Show just before the puck drop at 6:15.