By Chris Bennett
The Greendale Ice Force finished 1-1 over Thanksgiving weekend in the Beloit Memorial Holiday Tournament.
The Ice Force lost 6-3 to Green Bay United Nov. 25 and beat Milton 5-2 Nov. 26.
Greendale plays Brookfield/Catholic Memorial Saturday at Wilson Park in Milwaukee. Wilson Park is the Ice Force’s home ice.
The Ice Force is a cooperative high school hockey team, and include players from Waterford, Union Grove, Franklin, New Berlin West, New Berlin Eisenhower, Greendale, Oak Creek and St. Francis high schools. Waterford’s Graham Lemke, a forward, and Union Grove’s Alex Goder, who plays at forward and on defense, play for the Ice Force.
Against Milton (0-2) in the tournament’s consolation game, the Ice Force (1-2) took a 1-0 lead on a first period goal from Bailey Beierle. Jack Semanski and Nick Wehrhahn scored in the second period, and Greendale led 3-1.
Beirle and Semanski scored in the third for the final margin. Goalkeeper Alex Waystedt finished with 48 saves for the Ice Force.
Greendale trailed Green Bay (1-2) after the Griffins scored two goals in the first period. Nate McComb score twice and Beirle once in the second period, but Greendale trailed 4-3 at the start of the third.
United scored twice in the third period. Greendale coach John Kennedy said Green Bay an empty net goal late after the Ice Force pulled their goaltender in favor of an extra skater.
Beloit Memorial (2-1) opened the tournament with a 10-1 victory over Milton and defeated Green Bay 11-2 in the title match.