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Antigo boys hockey avenges loss to Northland PinesSubmitted: 02/04/2014
Story By Joe Dufek


EAGLE RIVER - Two of the state's best boys hockey teams met in Eagle River last night. #6
Antigo and #9 Northland Pines.

The teams had 3 losses combined. Antigo lost only once going in. But that was
to Pines in Antigo back in December.

The rematch at the dome.

Before the game Eagle River's 1989 state-champion team was recognized. It was
the 25th anniversary of the championship.



As for the game, Eagles jumped on the board early.

In the opening minute of the first period, Colton Raymond slammed a loose puck
home for Northland Pines. It gave the Eagles a 1-0 lead.

Antigo answered on the power play, as Matt Wolter found an opening and scored to
tie the game.

In the second period, the Red Robins started flying. First Alex Nagel's
backhand somehow goes in to give Antigo a 2-1 lead.

Then Pines tried to clear the zone, but Jackson Charlesworth kept it in. He
shot from the point and scored to make it 3-1 Antigo. He scored twice in the
period.

Later, Antigo was back on the power play. Joe Kubacki found Wolter wide open
who scored his second goal of the game. It gave Antigo a 4-1 lead.

Antigo won 5-2. The Red Robins have won eight straight games. Click on the
video above to watch the highlights.



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