Day One of the Admirals Cup
Dec 26, 2012
Junior forward Nick Peterson and senior defenseman Jake Miller each scored a pair of goals to help Hartland Arrowhead pull off the upset of number one seeded Marquette University High School in game one of the Admirals Cup, presented by Bradley Corporation.
Playing on their home ice surface, the Warhawks took a 1-0 lead at the 9:35 mark of the first period when Peterson lit the lamp.
However, the Hilltoppers responded at the beginning of the second stanza on a goal from Alex Mikhailov.
Hartland responded later in the period when senior forward Brett Stapelfeldt created a turnover in the Marquette zone and scored an unassisted tally for a lead the Warhawks would not relinquish.
Miller scored twice in the third period, exactly one minute apart, to pump the Hartland lead to 4-1.
Marquette made it interesting with a goal from Jackson Weiss at 14:34 of the third, but the Warhawks sealed the deal with an empty netter from Peterson with 22 seconds left.
Senior forward Djordje Torbica scored a hat trick to help lead the WNS (Whitefish Bay-Shorewood-Nicolet) Storm to a 4-1 win over Sheboygan in physical match-up in game 2.
WNS got things going Torbica scored on the power-play just 4:25 into the game. Sheboygan’s senior defenseman Trevor Peters tied the game for the Red Raiders just 1:05 later, but Torbica scored his second of the game to give the Storm a 2-1 advantage at the 8:47 mark of the first period.
In the second the Storm built their lead to three as they received goals from Nick Sullivan at 8:19 and Torbica, his third of the contest, with just 2:31 to play in the second period.
Neither team scored in the third period and WNS advanced to the second round to take on Hartland Arrowhead.
Red Raiders goalie Cameron Scheuren stopped 36 shots, but still suffered the loss.
Making their first ever appearance in the Admirals Cup, Stoughton used a pair of first period goals from Chris Mill to spark them to a 4-1 win over Germantown.
Mill opened the scoring for the Vikings 4:35 into the game and then scored again with just over four minutes left in the opening stanza to give Stoughton a 2-0 lead after the first.
Germantown got their only goal of the game and temporarily cut the lead in half when Tyler Achenson lit the lamp at 11:19 of the second.
The score stayed that way until 2:41 left to play in the middle frame when junior forward Brendon Erickson scored to push the Stoughton lead back to two. Mill also assisted on the goal, giving him a three-point game.
The Vikings sealed the deal with an empty netter by Austin Miller with 33 seconds remaining the game.
Cedarburg’s Nick Martin scored a hat trick and Mason Etter tallied a pair of goals to lead the Bulldogs to a 6-3 come-from-behind victory over Mequon Homestead.
Homestead got on the board early, scoring on the first shot on goal just 1:23 into the game via a Jake Levin goal.
The Highlanders made it 2-0 when senior forward Evan Heimerl lit the lamp at the 7:42 mark of the first. Levin earned his second point of the game with a helper on the goal, but it was all Bulldogs from there.
Cedarburg leveled the game with a pair of goals just 1:09 apart mid-way through the first. The initial tally came from Martin at 7:42 and then Etter earned the second goal at 8:49 with an assist from Martin.
The Bulldogs pulled out in front when forward Evan Gabel got behind the Homestead defense and beat goalie Killian Martin on a mini-breakaway with just under nine minutes to play in the second.
Cedarburg broke the game open when Etter picked up his second of the game at 11:09 of the middle frame and then Martin tallied his second of the contest just 50 seconds later to up their lead to 5-2.
Homestead got one back in the third on a power-play goal by Thomas Fazio, but the Bulldogs’ Martin picked up the hat trick at the 11:05 mark of the third to finish the scoring.
The game featured a combined 63 shots on goal.