Written by Mitch Maersch
Wednesday, 19 January 2011 17:35
The Grafton/Port Washington hockey team is one win away from its best season ever, and coach Tony Rieck is one victory from a personal milestone.
The Ice Hawks racked up two more wins last weekend to improve their season record to 10-3-2.
They smoked Manitowoc, 9-3, at home Saturday, one day after edging St. John’s Military Academy, 2-1, on the road.
Grafton/Port has equaled its season-best victory total in the history of the decade-long program and is one win from giving Rieck his 100th victory as a high school hockey coach in Wisconsin.
Against Manitowoc at the Ozaukee Ice Center, the Hawks raced to a 4-0 lead after one period and led, 6-3, after two periods.
Grafton/Port’s season offensive leaders each provided a hat trick.
Junior Adam Schoenfeld had three goals and two assists, and senior Travis Sette had three goals and one assist.
Jordan Smith, Tim Grams and Scott Benson each added one goal and an assist. Steve Wick had one assist.
Goalie Chase Hollander made 32 saves.
On Friday, Rieck said, Grafton/Port did what it always does against St. John’s — play a close game.
The Hawks got one goal in each of the first two periods and hung on as St. John’s scored once in the second.
Sette and Grams each had a goal, and Wick had an assist. Hollander made 30 saves.
This weekend, the Hawks has two 7 p.m. road games. They will face Germantown at the Kettle Moraine Ice Arena on Friday and take on Greendale
Saturday at the Ponds of Brookfield.
On Jan. 25, Grafton/Port will play a 7:30 p.m. road game against Waupun.