Monsters down Spartans

    Andy Atkinson / Mail TribuneNew Spartans Hockey head coach Ken Hoey works with players on the ice during practice.

    The Fresno Monsters scored twice in the last 10 minutes to beat the Southern Oregon Spartans, 3-1, in Western States Hockey League action Friday at The RRRink.

    With the game tied 1-1 in the final period, the visiting Monsters surged ahead with 9 minutes, 9 seconds to go when Joel Brotzge connected off an assist by Jackson Baumi. Fresno added an insurance goal with 1:40 left.

    The Spartans took an early lead when Eric Vanderhoff scored off assists by Logan Emery and Hayden Moistner less than a minute into the second period. The Monsters tied it up less than six minutes later.

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