Down 3-1 in the final two minutes of regulation, the Marshall boys' hockey team pulled its goalie and scored twice to force overtime against Winona and eventually earned a 4-3 win after a shootout during Day 2 of Open division action at the Schwan Cup Thursday in Blaine.
The Tigers (6-4 overall) trailed 3-0 heading into the third period after Winona struck for three goals in the second period.
Marshall head coach Dave Coudert gave his team a message that it was up for his leaders to get Marshall back in the game.
"I thought we played great in the first period, but in the second period we didn't play up to our standards," Coudert said. "During intermission we said that this is when our veteran leadership needs to take control and we asked the veterans to chip away and help us claw back in it."
Corey Clark finished off an assist from Leo Zerr to get the Tigers on the board 1 minute, 41 seconds into the final period of regulation. Marshall would sit on its lone goal for nearly 10 minutes before Winona's Ryan Grant was whistled for a five-minute check-from-behind major penalty.
It took four more minutes and a tripping penalty on both Mikel and Winona's Isaiah Sorvaag before the Tigers were able to cut deeper into the Winhawk lead.
Winona0 3 0 0-3
Marshall0 0 3 1-4
W-Ty Manner (Michael Lubahn), 1:51
W-Alex Johnson (Isaiah Sorvaag), 3:16
W-Skyler Grossell (Alex Rickof, Nick Arnold), 9:36
M-Corey Clark (Leo Zerr), 1:41
M-Austin Leek (Levi Hedman), 15:26 PP
M-Brent Haukom (Quinn Horvath, Tyler Untiedt), 15:48 PP
M-Quinn Horvath goal
M-Beau Mikel goal
Shots on Goal: W-26; M-35.
Goaltenders: W-Andrew Yeske (31 saves); M-Mason Campion (23 saves).
With a 4-on-3 power play and less than two minutes to play, Austin Leek was able to take advantage of the open ice and a Levi Hedman pass to net the Tigers' second goal at the 15:26 mark of the third period.
Just a second after Mikel was released from the box and with five seconds remaining on the Grant major, the Tigers managed to tie the game a 3. Brent Haukom scored with 1:12 to play in regulation to force overtime, with Quinn Horvath and Tyler Untiedt assisting on the power-play goal. The Tigers pulled goalie Mason Campion while scoring on each of the goals.
The Tigers and Winhawks combined for 44 minutes in penalties in the third period alone, though Marshall had eight power play opportunities to Winona's two.
The Winhawks were called for too many men on the ice just 57 seconds into overtime, their second such infraction of the game, but the Tigers were unable to take advantage and neither team was able to score in the eight minutes of extra time.
Winona scored first in the shootout, and Horvath stepped up for Marshall, beating Winhawk goalie Andrew Yeske. Campion then came up with a big save on Winona's second attempt and Beau Mikel made good on his attempt to give Marshall the 2-1 edge. Campion saved the Winhawks' third goal and that sealed the Tigers' win.
The Tigers will have a 3:30 p.m. meeting with Hudson (Wis.) today to close out their play in the Open division of the Schwan Cup at the National Sports Center in Blaine.