After watching its season come to an end in February at the hands of the Luverne Cardinals, the Marshall boys' hockey team managed to serve up a small portion of revenge Tuesday night in Luverne.
Behind 28 saves from goalie Mason Campion and a pair of points each from senior forwards Corey Clark and Beau Mikel, the Tigers handed their Southwest Conference rivals a 4-1 loss on their home rink.
Mikel opened the scoring at the 9:25 mark of the opening period when he tucked away a feed from Clark on the Tigers' first power play of the game.
Quinn Horvath would add another goal for Marshall six minutes later, with Mikel being credited with an assist, to give the Tigers a 2-0 lead at the first intermission.
A scoreless second period quickly gave way to a tense third, as Toby Sengvongxay brought the Cardinals within a goal just 31 seconds into the period.
The Tigers would hold firm, and later build on their lead as Clark returned Marshall to a 2-goal lead at the 4:19 mark of the third period with an assist credited to Leo Zerr. Alex Buysse scored the game's final goal for Marshall, unassisted, with 5:24 remaining in the game.
Marshall2 0 2 - 4
Luverne0 0 1 - 1
M-Beau Mikel PP (Corey Clark), 9:25
M-Quinn Horvath (Mikel), 15:38
L-Toby Sengvongxay (Gunnar Olson), 0:31
M-Clark (Leo Zerr), 4:19
M-Alex Buysse, 11:36
Shots on Goal: M-26; L-29.
Goaltenders: M-Mason Campion (28 saves); L-Kendall Meyer (22 saves).
Marshall improves to 3-1 on the season (2-1 Southwest Conference).
The Tigers killed off four penalties during the course of the game, with Campion figuring prominently in the team's short-handed success.
Marshall will make its home debut against defending Section 3A champion New Ulm at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Lockwood Motors Ice Arena in Marshall.