LE SUEUR - Marshall dominated a scoreless first period, but surrendered a 5-0 non-conference decision to St. Peter/Le Sueur-Henderson/Tri City United on Friday.
The Tigers pressured Bulldogs goaltender Zeke Haugen with 11 shots during the first 17 minutes, but could not get one past him. SP/L-H/TCU took five first-period shots.
The Bulldogs controlled the tempo during the final 34 minutes by outshooting Marshall 23-7.
SP/L-H/TCU grabbed a 3-0 lead on second-period goals from Mick McGuire, Nathanial Wenner and Sam Wenner. The final tally of the second period was a power-play goal that trickled into the net with a second remaining.
The Wenners each scored for the second time during the third period. Sam struck with 14:14 left and Nathanial added an insurance goal with 9:16 remaining.
Tigers goaltender Mason Campion stopped 23 of 28 SP/L-H/TCU shots. Haugen turned Russell-Tyler-Ruthton all 18 Marshall shots.
MHS did not score on its only power-play chance, which came at the 7:44 mark of the second period and the Tigers trailing 1-0. SP/L-H/TCU went 1 of 3 on its power play.
Marshall faces Winona in the quarterfinals of The Schwan Cup Open Division Tournament on Thursday at the Super Rink in Blaine.
ST. PETER/LE SUEUR-HENDERSON/TRI CITY UNITED 5, MARSHALL 0
First Period: None. Penalties: None.
Second Period: 1. SP/L-H/TCU, Mick McGuire (Sam Wenner, Mac Malecha), 8:49; 2. SP/L-H/TCU, Nathanial Wenner (Jackson Keeley), 4:22; 3. SP/L-H/TCU, Sam Wenner (Mac Malecha), power play, 0:01. Penalties: SP/L-H/TCU, Ryan Hoehn (cross-checking), 7:44; Marshall, Blaine Moran (interference), 7:18; Marshall, Mason Campion (minor), 1:16.
Third Period: 4. SP/L-H/TCU, Sam Wenner (Mac Malecha, Jackson Keeley), 14:14; 5. SP/L-H/TCU, Nathanial Wenner (C.J. Pavlo, Sam Gerdts). 9:16. Penalties: Marshall, Andrew Bell (tripping), 6:38; Marshall, Jeremiah Baker (cross-checking), 0:01.
Shots On-Goal: Marshall 11-5-2-18; SP/L-H/TCU 5-13-10-28.
Power-Play Opportunities: Marshall 0 of 1; SP/L-H/TCU 1 of 3.
Goaltending: Marshall, Mason Campion (23 saves, 28 shots); SP/L-H/TCU, Zeke Haugen (18 saves, 18 shots).