GREEN BAY — The M&M Thunder hockey team earned a runner-up finish in the Wrobel Cup High School Hockey Tournament in Green Bay over the weekend.

The Thunder went undefeated in three games in the seven-team tournament, but had to settle for second based on the tiebreaker rules. The Calumet JV team won the tiebreaker, which was least amount of goals scored in the tournament to take first place.

Game 1 for the Thunder was a rematch of last year’s state tournament finale against Rock County (Beloit). Wes Knutson scored the first goal on an assist by Matt Swenson. After Rock tied it up on a power play, the Thunder scored the next two goals to take a 3-1 lead. Justin Netemeyer was assisted by Knutson and Zack Wallin and Knutson scored his second goal of the game off assists from Netemeyer and Wallin.

Rock tied it up again by scoring the next two goals, but Knutson got his hat trick off an assist by Wallin and after Rock tied it up once more, Netemeyer scored off an assist from Knutson to seal the game. 

Braeden Park stopped 14 of the 18 shots he faced and the Thunder had 31 shots on goal. 

In its second game, the Thunder faced off against their long-time rival Shawano and took an early 2-0 lead after the first period. Aidan Bohaczek scored on an assist by Knutson and Knutson scored on an assist from Nick Kehoe.

Cade Fernstrum added a goal off an assist by Adam Lemery followed by a Netemeyer goal on another Lemery assist to complete the scoring for the Thunder. Shawano scored two goals late, but it was too little too late as the Thunder held on for a 4-2 win.

Niya Patneaude stopped 24-26 shots for the win and the Thunder put 25 shots on goal. 

In the Thunder’s final game, the team shutout DePere JV to go undefeated.

Wallin scored unassisted followed by a shorthanded goal by Jordan Carvenough assisted by Kehoe. Lemery then scored on an assist from Fernstrum and Knutson ended the scoring with his fifth goal of the tournament on an assist by Lemery.

Patneaude got the victory, stopping all 17 shots on goal while the Thunder fired 34 shots on goal. 

The Thunder return to the ice on Friday night in a special CUP League 2 game matchup with Keweenaw GatorBar which will be played at the Marinette Community REC Center. The first game starts at 6:45 p.m. 


Coleman took a 15-8 halftime lead and cruised to a 52-23 win over Wausaukee on Saturday.

Payton Nelson scored 13 points and Cayden Bintz and Simon Meadke added 10 to help the Cougars move to 11-1 in the Marinette & Oconto Conference. Preston Gusick just missed double figures and finished with nine points.

For Wausaukee, Brandon Shigouri led the team with nine points; Hayden Renikow had five and Tyler Gruszynski and Christian Shigouri added three.

Coleman (12-5 overall, 11-1 M&O) travels to Wabeno today and Wausaukee (7-10, 6-6) goes to Gillett. 


Crivitz dropped a non-conference game 48-32 to Gibraltar on Sunday at the Menominee Nation Arena where the NBA G-League affiliate for the Milwaukee Bucks, the Wisconsin Herd, play.

Payton Pluff scored 11 points and Karlee Kita added eight for Gibraltar in the first half to help their team out to a 31-18 halftime advantage.

Chloe Gruszynski scored a team-high 15 points for Crivitz; Emalee Johnsen added 11; Sianna guns had four and Bailey Bemis had two.

Pluff led Gibraltar with 18 points; Kita had 10 and Abby Sitte scored eight.

Crivitz (14-4 overall, 11-2 M&O) hosts Coleman on Tuesday.

■ Jessica Oratch and Cassandra Gill scored 18 points each as Niagara defeated St. Thomas Aquinas Academy on Saturday.

The Badgers got out to a 35-17 lead at halftime and were able to hold on for a 64-51 Marinette & Oconto Conference win despite seven 3-pointers and 30 points from STAA’s Alexa Pristelski.

Jaida Maki had nine and Jasmine Racine finished with seven for Niagara (15-4 overall, 9-4 M&O), which hosts Gillett on Tuesday.

Halle Beranek finished with 15 points and Livia Benson had six for STAA (2-18, 0-15 M&O). The Cavallette’s travel to Stockbride on Tuesday.

Gillett earned a Marinette & Oconto Conference win on Saturday with a 70-48 rout of Coleman.

Sydney Young scored 13 of her 20 points in the first half and Karissa Schaal added 10 to help the Tigers get out to a 32-17 halftime advantage.

Aubrey DeBauch closed it out for Gillett in the second half, scoring 19 of her game-high 26 points and going 6-for-7 from the free throw line.

Cameron Compe led Coleman with 18 points; Kyla Manning scored 12 (all in the second half) and Hailey Ziemer added seven.

Gillett (12-8 overall, 9-5 M&O) goes to Niagara on Tuesday while Coleman (4-14, 4-9) hosts Oneida Nation today.