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New Richmond Outmuscles Amery to Head Back to State

By Bill Berg, WiPH Staff, 02/24/24, 7:45AM CST


The New Richmond Tigers were aggressive and opportunistic, netting a pair of short-handed goals to down the Amery Warriors 6-1 in their sectional final match up in Rice Lake on Friday night.

The Tigers drew first blood when a neutral zone turn-over sent Steven Chapman and Bjorn Bahneman in on a two on one. Chapman passed the puck to Bahneman, whose one-timer missed the net but caromed off the boards right to Chapman. Chapman shot before Warrior goalie Aaron Mork could get back across the net.

Amery evened the score on a power play early in the second period. Vincent Greene broke his stick and went to the bench for a replacement. He took the borrowed stick, grabbed the puck off the side boards, skated into the slot and picked out a corner to bury the puck over Ryan McGillis’ right shoulder.

A couple minutes later, Catcher Langeness put the Tigers up 2-1 with a laser from the center hash-marks. New Richmond took advantage of another turnover for their second shorty of the night. Langeness intercepted a pass and chipped the puck ahead to Chapman who was behind the Warriors defense with a straight shot to the net. Chapman did not miss.

New Richmond led 3-1 after two periods, out-shooting Amery 25-15.

Zaylin Sweet went top shelf to put New Richmond up 4 1 two minutes into the third, and dash any hopes the Amery faithful had of mounting a comeback. The Tigers added two more in the third period to make it a 6-1 final.

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