Amery's boys' ice hockey team's grit was tested on Nov. 27 as it hosted the Northwest Icemen. With the scored tied 1-1 in the waning minutes, Amery's Asher Page finally found the back of the net for a even strength goal at the 15:48 mark of the third period.
"Asher scoring the game winner in the last minutes was a perfect ending," said Amery Coach Tim Henningsgard. "He had many chances in the first three games and came up with the biggest goal of his career at the perfect time."
Assisting in the goal were Fletcher Kjeseth and Bauer Panek.
The Warriors (3-0) secured the victory with an empty net insurance goal by Jackson Henningsgard at the 17 minute mark to put the final score at 3-1.
Grady Martin, who assisted on the final goal, also scored the game's first goal at the 2:13 mark of the first period off a Jackson Henningsgard assist. That lead last just 1 minute and 47 seconds as Northwest's RJ Gunderson scored an unassisted goal at the 4 minute mark.
"The Iceman (2-1) came out and played a great game," Coach Henningsgard said. "We had to battle for ice all night. It was a tough game for both teams."
The game included seven penalties including one major infraction against the Warriors for boarding in a second period in which the Icemen outshot Amery 10-6.
Overall, the Warriors outshot Northwest by a total of 23 shots to 20.
Gavin Phillips was the winning goalkeeper, collecting 19 saves.
"Gavin came up with some big saves down the stretch," Coach Henningsgard said. "We have had solid goaltending all year which has led us to this great start."