ELY – As the Ely High School hockey team (0-4) seeks their first win of the season, another game was canceled last week because of the coronavirus. Perhaps a change in venue this week will put …
ELY – As the Ely High School hockey team (0-4) seeks their first win of the season, another game was canceled last week because of the coronavirus. Perhaps a change in venue this week will put them in the win column.
The Timberwolves traveled to Duluth Marshall last Tuesday, Feb. 9, and came back home with a lopsided 9-0 loss.
As has been the case all season, Ely’s youth and inexperience was no match for a stronger, older foe. Ely did manage to take eight shots on goal against the Hilltoppers, two in the first period, five in the second period and one in the final period.
The Timberwolves found themselves down 3-0 in the first five minutes of the game and in a 5-0 deficit after the first period. Marshall increased their lead to 7-0 after the second period and added two more goals in the last frame. They peppered Ely goalie Chase Sandberg with 61 shots.
Ely was set to host Mora/Milaca on Saturday afternoon, but that game was canceled because of COVID-19 precautions for a Mustangs player. The game is unlikely to be rescheduled according to the ISD 696 Athletic Director.
The Timberwolves’ final home game of the season, slated for Friday, Feb. 19, was moved to the Babbitt Arena to allow senior Jimmy Zupancich, who attends Northeast Range High School, to play on his home ice. That game against Bagley starts at 6 p.m.
Ely travels to Chetek, Wis. on Saturday, Feb. 19, and Moose Lake on Friday, Feb. 26.