âThey know where it is,â Lohrei said. âThey are both talented players. They are altruistic players. It makes it easier – we can put just about anyone with them. Nick and Luke don’t care who scores the goals, as long as the game is played. This is how they rock. They know how to play games. They are very talented.
Sauk Prairie second-year defenseman Karsyn Banta was credited with the opening goal after 2 minutes and 41 seconds against Marquette (7-2-0) thanks to assists from Nick Mast and first-year forward Gunnar Nachreiner.
Luke Mast’s goal gave the Eagles a 2-0 lead with 3:02 left in the first period. Nick Mast and Peterson were credited with assists for Sauk Prairie, who has won six straight games.
Peterson then scored twice in the second period, taking the Eagles’ lead to 4-0.
Peterson scored 7:17 in the second period, with Luke Mast and senior defenseman Hakon Peterson securing assists.
Erik Peterson, on an assist from Luke Mast, then scored a shorthanded goal with 7:14 remaining in the second period.
Junior goaltender Kaden Stracke (10 saves in first two periods) and junior Brooks McInerney (seven saves in third period) combined the shutout for the Eagles. Junior goaltender Dedric Pawlak made 25 saves for the Hilltoppers.