Expectations were high, and the volume of the home crowd was even higher as the Hodags were set to take on the Thunderbirds at Lakeland Union High School Tuesday night. After last week’s 3-0 victory over Northland Pines, the Hodags were guaranteed at least a share of the Great Northern Conference title by beating Lakeland.
And with the final score knotted at 0-0, Rhinelander may have left Lakeland without a win but it wasn't a loss, either. So at the end of the day the Hodags are still in the chase for the GNC crown.
From the beginning, defense was a key factor in the game. Both teams got dangerously close to each other’s goals, but there wasn’t a score to be had. Every time a Lakeland player made a shot on goal, the crowd would build with anticipation, and once the shot missed or was stopped, Lakeland sighed of disappointment, and Rhinelander sighed in relief....-->READ MORE