Lightning returns from long layoff in Tomah

By Jim den Hollander  


The Badger Lightning varsity hockey team played for the first time in two weeks, playing host to the Black River Falls Tigers and falling 7-0 at the Mose Lamb Hockey Rink in Tomah Friday (Jan. 21). 

The host Tigers fired one goal in the opening period and piled on three more in both the second and third to clinch the win. On the shot clock, the Tigers held a 24-20 edge and the Lightning gained some consolation with a 9-7 edge in the final period.  

Sophomore Zowie Hunter paced the Tigers with two goals and two helpers.  

The loss dropped the Lightning to 4-7 in the regular season standing and extended the team’s current losing streak to four games. 

The Lightning will be on home ice Monday (Jan. 24) with a Badger Conference contest against the Metro Lynx, the conference’s top entry so far. With games postponed earlier this season, the Lightning has 11 games to play between now and Feb. 11. 


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