ELY – A very young Ely High School varsity hockey team opened the 2021 season here last Saturday with a 5-1 loss to the Burnett County (Siren, Wis.) Blizzard.The Timberwolves’ lone …
ELY – A very young Ely High School varsity hockey team opened the 2021 season here last Saturday with a 5-1 loss to the Burnett County (Siren, Wis.) Blizzard.
The Timberwolves’ lone senior, Jimmy Zupancich, scored Ely’s only goal of the game at 6:16 in the third period, with an assist from Jack Mathias and Jakson Hegman.
The Blizzard took a 2-0 lead after the first period and made it 4-0 after two. They scored another goal at 12:05 in the third to finish the game.
The Timber wolves had 11 shots on goal in the contest, all in the last period. Ely has one junior on the team, goalie Chase Sandberg, who stopped 29 of 34 shots on goal.
“We have a very young team this year, but their work ethic is beyond compare,” said Head Coach Ben Johnson. Four sophomores on the team, Logan Loe, Lexi Halberg, Jakson Hegman, and Kole Macho, are joined by a slew of eighth and ninth graders.
“This is by far the youngest team I’ve coached here at Ely,” Johnson said, “but they are learning to play as a team and have loads of hustle and heart.”
Ely travels to Greenway on Tuesday, Jan. 26, and to North Shore on Tuesday, Feb. 2. The Timberwolves host Moose Lake on Saturday, Feb. 6.