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Whalers edge RiverWolves on Thursday, 5-3

February 23, 2018

Carter Grobstick had a four point night, including a hat-trick, in a 5-3 win on Thursday.

Wausau 3 @ Wisconsin 5 – In a battle of Wisconsin-based teams, the Whalers got a hat-trick and an assist from Carter Grobstick in a 5-3 home win over the RiverWolves. The Whalers jumped out to a 2-0 lead thanks to two 1st period goals from Jimmy McDermott and Grobstick. The RiverWolves would respond with a goal in the 2nd period from Ryan Hempel and a goal early in the 3rd period from Santana Pinkert to tie the game at 2-2. Grobstick then scored his second goal of the game to put the home side back up by one at 3-2 and Drew Steines scored to make it 4-2. Wausau stayed in the game with a power play goal from Daniel Hrebik to make it 4-3, but Grobstick’s 3rd goal of the game later in the period make the final 5-3. Brendan Earls made 24 saves in the win, while Christian Sanzottera made 46 saves in the loss. Boxscore
 
 
 
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