The Black River Falls/Tomah co-op girls hockey team was looking for stiff competition over the Thanksgiving weekend, and they found it in Baldwin.
The Tigers dropped three games in two days, losing 6-2 and 5-0 decisions to Western Wisconsin and St. Croix Valley Nov. 23 and losing a 4-0 rematch to Western Wisconsin Nov. 24.
Black River Falls/Tomah returned home with a 1-3-0 record.
In the first game against Western Wisconsin (based in Somerset), the Tigers hung close for most of the game and were tied 2-2 heading into the third period before the Stars erupted with four goals. Ellie Steinhoff scored both Tigers’ goals, the second of which gave them a 2-1 lead 45 seconds into the second period.
The offense struggled after that and didn’t score for the final seven periods of the tournament.
Black River Falls/Tomah goaltender Josie Mathison made 116 saves during the three games.
The Tigers host Eau Claire North at Lunda Ice Center Tuesday, Dec. 4 in a 7 p.m. faceoff.
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WESTERN WISCONSIN 6 BLACK RIVER FALLS/TOMAH 2
BRF/Tomah 1 1 0−2
Western Wisconsin 1 1 4−6
First period: W—Williams (Dahlberg) 6:53. B/T—Steinhoff (Holcomb, Dolesy) 15:47.
Second period: B/T—Steinhoff (Hausman, Hagen) :45. W—Williams (Dahlberg) 9:48 (pp).
Third period: W—Weeks (Williams, Brice) 4:03 (pp). W—Williams (Wiehl, Mike) 6:48. W—Weeks 12:10. W—Brice 16:51.
Saves: B/T—Mathison 40. W—Erickson 9.
Penalties: B/T—4-8. W—1-2.
ST. CROIX VALLEY 5 BLACK RIVER FALLS/TOMAH 0
BRF/Tomah 0 0 0−0
St. Croix Valley 3 0 2−5
First period: S—Erickson (Ab. DeLong) 3:52. S—Ab. DeLong (Woiwode) 10:25. S—Rasmuson (Paulsen, Am. DeLong) 12:16.
Third period: S—Accola (Woiwode) 7:58. S—Am. DeLong 9:53.
Saves: B/T—Mathison 40. S—Seeley 10.
Penalties: B/T 4-8. S 2-4.
WESTERN WISCONSIN 4 BLACK RIVER FALLS/TOMAH 0
BRF/Tomah 0 0 0−0
Western Wisconsin 1 2 1−4
First period: W—Weeks 6:16.
Second period: W—Weeks (Huerta) 10:29. W—Huerta (Weeks, Williams) 12:00.
Third period: W—Weeks, 2:59.
Saves: B/T—Mathison 36. W—Erickson 9.
Penalties: B/T—3-6. W—2-4.