Austin's Pat Wagner is challenged from behind by Rochester John Marshall's Jake Dravis as he tries to come back to the puck during the second period Thursday night at Riverside Arena.

Hockey: Packer boys fall to Rockets

Published 10:14pm Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Packer boys hockey team had a rough night in a 9-2 loss to Rochester John Marshall in Riverside Arena Thursday.

The Packers had beaten a shorthanded JM team (12-12 overall, 11-6 Big Nine) 3-2 on Jan. 12, but the Rockets have now won seven in a row.

“We knew what to expect. They’ve won nine of ten,” Austin head coach Erik LaRock said. “The first time we played them like we wanted to win. We played like we didn’t want to win and our defensive zone needs work. We weren’t picking guys up in front of the net.”

Austin's Nick Castellano looks to center during the first period against Rochester John Marshall Thursday night at Riverside Arena.

Austin (7-15-1 overall, 3-12 Big Nine) fell behind 3-0 in the first period and JM added four more goals in the third period to put it way out of reach.

“It seemed like we were focused before we started,” LaRock said. “As the game went on, if we don’t get the first goal we get down. We’ve got to learn more positive and we just stopped playing the game.”

Marcus Stoulil and Dan Larson scored goals in the loss for the Packers.

SCORING SUMMARY

JM 3 2 4 — 9

Austin 0 1 1 — 2

First period

(JM) Sam Broman (shorthanded) (Kevin Henslin, Jared Bromberg) 3:40

(JM) Jake Dravis (Mitch King, Alex Lovett) 12:28

(JM) Gavin Sandwick (Nick Paulson, Bromberg) 13:31

Second period

(JM) Hunter Heigtland (Paulson, Sandwick) :31

(A) Dan Larson 11:15

(JM) Broman (Dravis, Alec McGinn) 12:17

Third period

(JM) Dravis (Henslin, Bromberg) :41

(JM) Broman (Bromberg) 2:00

(JM) Sandwick (McGinn) 3:42

(A) Marcus Stoulil (powerplay) (Ethan Larson, Cole Nicol) 5:25

(JM) Heightland (Sandwick) 9:41

Shots: Austin — 19; JM — 42

Powerplays: Austin — 1-for-6; JM — 2-for-6


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