Mosinee hockey falls in state semifinals

Oregon topped Mosinee 3-0 Thursday in Middleton.
Published: Mar. 2, 2023 at 2:58 PM CST
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MIDDLETON, Wis. (WSAW) - An historic season came to a close for the Mosinee hockey team as they fell in the state semifinals 3-0 to Oregon Thursday.

Oregon would strike once in each of the three periods of play. The first goal came late in the first period for the Panthers from Jacob Cameron on a power play. A second goal from Oregon came early in the second period again on a power play. This time Andrew Jicha punched it in for the Panthers. A third power-play goal in the early stages of the third put Oregon in the driver’s seat for good as Logan Letherberry connected for the Panthers’ third score of the game.

In all, Mosinee was called for 18 penalties for a total of 55 minutes. Oregon was called for 15 penalties for a total of 41 minutes.

“I think it was just the game,” said Mosinee head coach Troy Michalski. “We don’t typically take that many penalties. I don’t know that they do either. Unfortunately, took away a lot of the pace of the game and a lot of the flow of the game. Gotta adjust, and we didn’t do a good job of that today.”

“I’d say it was a matter of both emotions and discipline and maybe a couple of calls shouldn’t have happened,” said senior Caden Schmirler, “but it is what it is.”

The game ends Mosinee’s season and their first trip to the state tournament since 2008.