The Eagle River Falcons senior men’s hockey team couldn’t have asked for a home game to come any sooner after the team endured a four-game road trip over the last two weeks. The team was able to get a win Friday, beating Mosinee 11-9. They then fell Saturday, 7-2, at De Pere.

While the team has dropped three of their last four contests, they remain in second place in the Great Lakes Hockey League standings at 4-2-1-0, tied with nine points with the Marquette Mutineers.

Those same Mutineers will come to Eagle River this coming Saturday for the annual Derby game set for 8 p.m. at the Eagle River Dome.

Fond du Lac rests in first place in the league standings with 13 points (6-1-1-0). Following the Falcons and Mutineers are Calumet with eight points, Mosinee with seven, De Pere, Fox Cities and Portage Lake with six and West Bend with three.

Friday night in Mosinee, a back-and-fourth offensive battle ensued from the opening period as Mosinee struck first, followed by goals from Bryan Kronberger and Derek Tijan which gave the Falcons a 2-1 lead.

Mosinee would tie it next before Todd Koritzinsky scored for Eagle River to put the visitors back up 3-2.

Mosinee then tied it to end the first, but goals from Jacob Robinson and the second from Tijan made it 5-3 Eagle River. The score went to 5-4 before Koritzinsky lit the lamp once more to make it 6-4. After Mosinee cut it to one again, Alex Racino connected for the Falcons before Mike Otto scored on the power play to make it 8-6 to end the second.

Eagle River added some distance early in the third period as Koritzinsky got the hat trick to make it 9-6. Lucas Otto followed with a shorthanded goal to make it 10-6.

Mosinee would go on to score three straight to cut the lead to one with 8:01 to play, but a Racino goal on the poweplay ended the night, capping the 11-9 win.

Eagle River put 36 shots on goal compared to 47 for Mosinee. Goaltender Richard Yeshe earned the win for the Falcons as he stopped 38 shots on the night.

At De Pere Saturday, the short-handed Falcons took the early lead, but five consecutive goals from the Deacons ended the suspense in the second as the home team cruised to a 7-2 win.

Scoring goals for Eagle River were Dustin Madlung and Travis Rayala. Mike Madosh stopped 41 shots on the night for the Falcons in the loss.