MARINETTE — A pair of late goals lifted Dodgeville to a 5-4 win over the M&M Thunder hockey team on senior night at the Community REC Center on Friday.

The Thunder feature five seniors. Alec Kent (Alpena), Niya Patneaude (Marinette), Ethan Kotch (Marinette), Brandon Bruning (Menominee) and Matt Swenson (Marinette) all played their final regular season home game Friday night.

Dodgeville got on the board first, but Joey Danielak answered with an unassisted goal with 8:05 to play in the first period.

In the second period, the Thunder jumped ahead 3-1 with an unassisted goal from Jason Bowers and a goal from Mason Denny off an assist from Brayden Roberts. However, Dodgeville notched a pair of goals in the last five minutes of the period. Malachi Strompolis scored on a power-play, and Jason Geichauf scored to tie the game with 3:35 remaining.

In the final period, Adam Lemery put the Thunder back on top with an assist from Kent, but again they could not close out the period. With 1:56 to play, Dalen Rickard tied the game, and 35 seconds later, Gleichauf netted the game-winner.

Patneaude tended the net for the Thunder posting 27 saves against 32 shots.

The Thunder were whistled for four penalties, while Dodgeville never sent a player to the penalty box. After Dodgeville scored on its first power-play opportunity the Thunder successfully killed the next three penalties.

In Saturday’s rematch the Thunder avenged Friday’s loss with a 5-3 victory.

The Thunder took a 3-1 lead after the first period as Mason Bolvin and Denny each scored unassisted goals while Carson Collins powered in another off an assist from Kent. Gleichauf found the net thanks to an assist by Gabe Benish to put Dodgeville on the board before both teams battled to a scoreless second period.

The Thunder tacked on two goals early in the third period, with Collins scoring again thanks to an assist by Kent and Kennison Bolvin and Danietak finding the the back off the net via an another assist from Kent. Dodgeville answered back with a goal from Brendan Lynch off an assist by Dalen Rickard and Strompolis, and Zachary Breuer knocked in unassisted goal with eight minutes and 32 seconds remaining, but the Thunder were able to hold on for the victory.

The Thunder sent seven players to the penalty box on Saturday while Dodgeville saw five players whistled for penalties. Patneaude recorded 37 sevens in net for the Thunder.

The Thunder are back in action March 13-15 at the WCHSHL League tournament in Wisconsin Dells. They will host the WAHA State Tournament March 20-22 at the Community REC Center.