The Tomah High School boys hockey team lost a pair of 10-3 decisions last week to Reedsburg/Wisconsin Dells Jan. 25 and Chippewa Falls Jan. 27.

The two nonconference games, both played at Tomah Ice Center, dropped Tomah’s record to 4-16-1. The Timberwolves have lost eight straight contests.

Reedsburg/Wisconsin Dells scored three goals in the final six minutes to pad its victory margin over the Timberwolves. Dylen Pierce and Dylan Alden scored goals within 21 seconds of each other late in the third period to cut the deficit to 7-3. Both were power plays scored after a four-minute double minor penalty by Reedsburg/Wisconsin Dells.

Jagger Hammer scored Tomah’s other goal in the first period.

Tomah kept the contest close through the first 1 ½ periods against Chippewa Falls. Dawson Ollendick scored a goal midway through the second period to slice the deficit to 4-3 before Chippewa Falls scored the game’s final six goals.

Jordan Smith and Boone Mathison scored Tomah’s other two goals.

Tomah goaltenders Sam Peterson and Gavin Hammer combined to make 36 saves.

The Timberwolves travel to Black River Falls Feb. 2 and return home Feb. 6 to host Onalaska in their final Mississippi Valley Conference game of the season.


Reedsburg/WD 2 3 5−10

Tomah 0 1 2−3

First period: R—Pawlak (Brown) 10:10 (pp). R—Brown (Pawlak, Ely) 15:20.

Second period: T—Brown 1:21. R—Pawlak (Brown) 4:00. T—J. Hammer (Fisher) 5:45. R—Pfaff (Marisch) 8:45.

Third period: R—Brown 1:29 (pp). R—Brown 9:47 (sh). T—Pierce 10:59 (pp). T—Alden (Miller, Hausman) 11:18 (pp). R—Horzewski 11:50. R—Pawlak (Horzewski) 12:23. R—Kruser (Cunningham) 13:50.

Saves: R—Breunig 16, Karas 6. T—Peterson 4, Vender 38.

Penalties: R 3-8. T 3-6.


Chippewa Falls 3 3 4−10

Tomah 1 2 0−3

First period: C -Lindstrom (Schimmel, Brisky) 5:15. C—Brisky (Wills-Galindo) 8:05. C—Elkin (Bowe) 14:51. T—Smith (J. Hammer) 15:55 (pp).

Second period: T—Mathison (Nick) 2:52. C—Steinmetz (Fosvik) 4:02. T—Ollendick 7:46. C—Brisky (Wills-Galindo, Schimmel) 8:03. C—Steinmetz 10:40.

Third period: C—Fosvik 5:17. C—Steinmetz (Trippler) 7:06. C—Elkin (Steinmetz) 10:44. C—Schimmel (Lindstrom) 11:29.

Saves: C—Hoople 5, Siverling 11. T—Peterson 31, G. Hammer 5.

Penalties: C 4-11. T 3-6.


Tomah Journal editor

Steve Rundio is editor of the Tomah Journal. Contact him at 608-374-7785.

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