MARQUETTE - Marquette's City Insurance Sentinels Pee Wee AA hockey team took the early lead in the Northern International Hockey League with a two-game sweep of the Escanaba Hawks at Lakeview Arena in Marquette on Sunday.
The Sentinels won 10-0 and 12-2.
In Game 1, Nate Bordson, Luke Beerman and Tanner Phillips each scored twice and added an assist, while Marquette teammates Daunte Fortner, Kobie Guidebeck, Nick Leafers and Sean O'Connor also had single goals. Reece Fortner and Daunte Fortner each had two assists, while O'Connor, Leafers, Guidebeck, Alec Olivier and Ethan Jones had one helper apiece.
Dylan Sibilsky earned the shutout win in the Marquette net, turning away nine shots.
In Game 2, the Sentinels peppered Esky with 53 shots while Marquette goalie Tyler Bergwall made 16 saves.
Daunte Fortner scored four goals; Beerman and Phillips each had two; and Bordson, Reece Fortner, Chris Sliva and Ted Hoenke all scored once.
O'Connor notched four assists; Olivier, Phillips and Alec Beauchamp two apiece; and Jones, Guidebeck, Sliva and Reece Fortner added one each.
The Sentinels return to action this weekend for a three-game series in Green Bay, Wis., against the Junior Gamblers. The first game starts at noon Saturday.
Sentinels girls salvage
final game in Sudbury
MARQUETTE - The Marquette Sentinels Under-19 AA girls hockey team won its final game of four played at the Wolf Howl Tournament held Sept. 28-30 in Sudbury, Ontario.
With a new coach in Jeff Cornock, just two practices in and still in need of a sponsor, the Marquette team comprised of 13- to 19-year-olds competed in the 18-20-year-old Intermediate Division in Sudbury.
The Sentinels scored a 5-3 victory on Sunday morning in the consolation game against the Orangeville, Ontario, Tigers.
Marquette scored back-to-back goals in the second period by Allison Carlson and Montana Viitala to go up 2-1. Carlson, Melissa Casey, Sydney Higgins and Freya Hoferty got assists.
Kirsten Iwanski scored an early third-period goal, but the Tigers tied it 3-3 before Carlson scored twice more for her hat trick. Two third-period assists were credited to both Casey and Lauren Folker, while Higgins and Carlson, who finished with five points, got one each. Carley Maanika worked in the Sentinels net and got the win, stopping 14 shots.
Friday's opener was a tough test against the Kitchener, Ontario, Lady Rangers, who already had played 15 games this season. Kitchener won 3-1 as Kirsten Iwanski scored Marquette's lone goal with an assist to Carlson in the game's final five minutes.
Hannah Riesland worked in the Marquette net, making 19 saves.
On Saturday afternoon, the Gloucester, Ontario, Stars scored a 7-3 victory, the final two goals on empty netters in the final minute. Carlson, Higgins and teammate Brook Nelsen scored for Marquette, with assists going to Viitala, Iwanski, Carlson and Sam Nelsen. Maanika made 14 saves.
Again on Saturday, Marquette lost 4-3 to the host Sudbury Lady Wolves with the Sentinels drawing 14 penalty minutes and Sudbury 26. A late second-period goal by Casey and early one in the third from Emma Kaznowski tied the score 2-2. Assists went to Carlson on both goals.
Sudbury went back ahead 3-2 before Sam Nelsen retied it 3-3 with about five minutes to go, assists going to Casey and Viitala. The Wolves won it with 29 seconds left on a power-play goal, their third of the game.
Riesland made 40 stops in the Sentinels net as her teammates had 22 shots.
Next up for Marquette is a home series on Oct. 13-14 against the Sault Ste. Marie Wildcats.