Anchorage Wolverines junior hockey team falls 4-3 to Chippewa Steel

The Chippewa Steel reeled off three goals in the second period en route to a 4-3 victory over the Anchorage Wolverines in a North American Hockey League game Thursday in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.

Hunter Bischoff scored twice for the Wolverines, who fell to 3-4 in the Tier II junior hockey league.

The Steel outshot Anchorage 38-26, including 28-15 in the first two periods. The game was scoreless for the final 27.5 minutes.

Anchorage owned a short-lived 1-0 lead when Joey Moffatt scored his first goal of the season on the power play with four minutes left in the first period.

Chippewa evened the score two minutes later and then grabbed the lead for good, 3-1, by scoring twice in a 28-second span early in the second period.

The Wolverines made it a one-goal game on Bischoff’s first goal. Chippewa answered on the power play for a 4-2 lead midway through the second period, and Bischoff again scored to make it a one-goal game.

The goals were the first of the season for Bischoff, an 18-year-old forward from Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Campbell Cichosz had a pair of assists and Shane Soderwall made 32 saves for Anchorage, which plays the Steel again Friday and Saturday.