John Christen scored a goal 2 ½ minutes into overtime to lift the Tomah/Sparta boys hockey team to a 4-3 victory over the Northwest Icemen in Barron Tuesday.

Tomah/Sparta boosted its recore to 4-1-1, and it was the Timberwolves fifth straight game without a loss.

The Icemen fell to 5-2-1.

Tomah tied the match with 6 ½ minutes left when Cahil Arity converted a power play goal off assists from Matthew Holtz and Derrick Page. The Icemen were held without a shot in the overtime.

Boone Mathison and Logan Rego scored first period goals to give Tomah/Sparta an early 2-1 lead.

Paul Vender was the winning goalie with 34 saves. He made 16 saves without allowing a goal in the third period.

Tomah begins its abbreviated Mississippi Valley Conference schedule by hosting Onalaska/La Crosse Central/La Crosse Logan Tuesday, Dec. 18 starting at 7 p.m. at Tomah Ice Center.


Tomah/Sparta 2 0 1 1−4

Northwest 1 2 0 0−3

First period: N—Mirabel (Gordon, Kissack) 7:52. T/S—Mathison 10:51. T/S—Rego (Thompson) 11:33.

Second period: N—Boe (Aronson) :12. N—Kissack (Gordon) 6:00.

Third period: T/S—Arity (Holtz, Page) 10:21.

Overtime: T/S—Christen (Long) 2:31.

Saves: T/S—Vender 34. N—Becker 24.

Penalties: T/S—5-10. N—2-4.

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

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