MARSHFIELD - A few weeks ago, the Rhinelander High School boys hockey team won it's first playoff game since 2014.
This weekend the Hodags pee wee level team traveled down to Marshfield for the 3A 12U state tournament.
Rhinelander was one of eight teams to make it to the state tournament.
The Hodags lost nine to five to Sauk Prairie in the first round, but head coach Tom Roeser says the experience will help the players in the future.
"These kids come to the rink with their stomachs in a knot. The regular season is a little different, but when they get to high school they're going to get that feeling every game they play so it's good for them to get these experiences," said Rhinelander's Head Coach Tom Roeser.
The Hodags defeated Marshfield seven to three in the second game they played.
They won the consolation game on Sunday against Monroe.
Story By: Mark Spillane