Shawano squirts tie Green Bay in lone game

SHAWANO The Shawano squirts hockey team had a light weekend thanks to Mother Nature, playing only one game with their other games being canceled due to cold weather. The Lightning tied Green Bay 2-2 in their only game.

Against Green Bay on Saturday, the Lightning got off to a slow start offensively, while Green Bay jumped out to a 1-0 lead at the 8:07 mark of the first period. Neither team would find the goal the rest of the first period.

In the second period, Shawano got the offense going when Matthew Richter scored the Lightning's first goal of the game assisted by Beau Deltour at the 7:39 mark. Just over a minute later, Green Bay regained the lead and took a 2-1 lead into the final period of play.

The Lightning couldn't overcome their one-point deficit for most of the final period, but with 3:44 left to play in the game that would change. Joseph Renik tied the game with a goal assisted by Marcus Wilber and Dillon Ford to keep the Lightning from losing the game.

Time would expire on the two teams with the score tied at 2-2 with neither team losing the game. Shawano goalie Michael Stout had 7 saves in the game, including a third-period shutout to keep the Lightning in the game.

Due to the cold weather, games against DePere on Friday and Mosinee on Sunday were canceled. The Lightning will next host Fox Valley at 10 a.m. on Jan. 29 and travel to play D. C. Everest at 4:30 p.m. the same day. The squirts will return home for a 10 a.m. game against Waupaca on Jan. 30. Lightning home games are played at the Shawano outdoor hockey arena located at the corner of Sunset Ave. and Smalley St. in Shawano.

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