The Antigo Red Robin hockey team used a quick start and a strong defensive effort to down the Mosinee Indians Thursday evening 3 – 0 at the Langlade County Multi-Purpose building.
Jordan Arrowood got the Robins on the board just a minute and six seconds into the contest with his first career varsity goal, with assists going to Chris Krueger and Eric Langseth. Antigo would strike again at the 12:56 mark of the first when Isaac Wickersheim sent a shot past Mosinee netminder Stanford Swid from the left circle. Dylan Lewis and Frank Volpentesta each had assists on the tally.
The Robins would stretch the lead to 3 – 0 at 3:57 of the second period, after a tripping penalty on Mosinee’s Keign Charneski gave the Robins a power play opportunity Eric Langseth cashed in for Antigo assisted by CJ Levis and Volpentesta, with his second assist of the game.
From there a stingy Robin defensive effort kept Mosinee of the board, preserving the 3 – 0 win. Brody Bunnell was stellar in net for Antigo, stopping all 21 shots he faced, earning his first shut-out of the season. Swid made 44 saves in 47 chances for Mosinee. Each team was whistled for 6 infractions for 12 minutes for the game.
With the win, Antigo improves to 2-1 overall on the season and 2-0 in the GNC. Mosinee falls to 1-2 on the year and 0-1 in GNC play. The Robins return to action Saturday hosting the Chippewa Falls Cardinals at the Multi-Purpose Building. Chippewa Falls is coming in off a 4 – 3 victory over Hudson who was ranked number one in the state in the latest WisconsinPrepHockey.net poll.
You can hear Saturday’s game on Classic Hits 98.7 and online at AntigoRadio.com with the Progressive Dental Pregame show beginning at 2:45p, the puck is scheduled to drop at 3 p.
The Antigo Junior Varsity team did not fare as well on Thursday, dropping a 6 – 3 decision to Mosinee. Trevin Walbeck, Reese Myre and Tony Kanda each scored for Antigo. Aaron Converse stopped 23 shots in net for the Robins. The JV team will also be in action on Saturday against Chippewa Falls beginning at 1 pm at the MPB.