Cody Scholz scores second hat trick of the season against Chequamegon in 8-3 Hatchet win
By Jed Buelow
Tomahawk Leader Co-Editor, Sports and Nature Editor
After being shutout by Northland Pines earlier in the week, a trip to Chequamegon was just what the Tomahawk hockey team needed as they got the 8-3 win over Team S.E.a.L Friday.
Cody Scholz started out his big night – his second hat trick of the season against Chequamegon – getting Tomahawk on the scoreboard depositing a pass from Zach Friske in the back of the net just two minutes in. Less than a minute later, C. Scholz was on the other end of a score as Anthony Ierulli lit the lamp on his pass to put Tomahawk up 2-0.
Team S.E.a.L would add a goal before the first period would come to an end. That would only serve to fuel a Hatchet scoring outburst as Tomahawk went for three unanswered as Caleb Lund, C. Scholz scored unassisted and Z. Friske scored on a pass from C. Scholz to again put the Hatchets up big 5-1.
Similar to the first time the two teams squared off, Chequamegon would mount a comeback scoring the next two goals to pull within 5-3. Determined not to allow Team S.E.a.L. to slither back into another one, C. Scholz lit the lamp on a pass from Dominic Zattera just as the second period came to an end to get the hat trick and push Tomahawk’s lead back to three.
Period three would prove to be all Hatchets, as Z. Friske lit the lamp on a pass from C. Scholz and C. Lund got his second goal of the game on D. Zattera’s second assist on the night to help bury the hatchet on Chequamegon in the 8-3 win.
“It’s looking like the Pines game may truly have been the turning point for us. The boys, as a team, did some really good things for us,” stated Hatchet coach Chris Bembinster. “They did the small things, without worry of end result or individual goals. Tonight in all aspects, the team came first and it really was fun to watch what they can do.”
The Hatchets are back in action tonight (Tuesday) as they travel to Marshfield for a non-conference game before traveling to Ashland Friday, Dec. 20 for another non-conference matchup that also begins at 7 p.m.