BOYS HOCKEY: Hutchinson ousts Marshall from postseason

HUTCHINSON – The storm that set the Marshall boys hockey playoff game back a day didn’t affect the Tigers’ opponents as Marshall fell 6-2 to Hutchinson on Friday.

“We knew we need to get a good start to be in the game,” said Marshall head coach Michael Weiss. “We were feeling pretty good going into it.”

The Tigers finish the season 12-13 on a four-game skid, winning only once in February.

Marshall skated hard out of the gate, but Hutchinson quickly built a 3-0 lead.

“Hutchinson came in pretty hard and got the first three on the board, which put us in a hole,” Weiss said. “We called a timeout, told the guys to regroup and chip away.

Marshall’s Taylor Rassmussen scored on a power play in the first period to make it 3-1.

“We ended up getting one back and just missed out on making it a one-goal game,” We definitely had some energy after that goal. We had a couple more chances to get it within one and just came up short.”

The Tigers buckled down in the second period, allowing only one goal, but were unable to score any of their own despite several close chances.

Marshall’s offense picked up another power play goal in the third from Brent Haukom, but with Hutchinson adding another pair of goals, the Tigers fell 6-2.

“We fought hard. Hopefully it shows everyone that we need to work a little harder if we want to make that next step,” said Weiss. “We had a lot of good things to take away.”