Varsity Lightning wraps up home season with win

Playing at the Poppy Waterman Ice Arena for the final time this season, the

Allison Knull looks for a rebound but has her path blocked by a pair of Golden Beavers players

Badger Lightning varsity girls hockey team sent the home crowd home happy with its fifth win of the season, an 11- whipping of the Beaver Dam Golden Beavers.

The team’s six seniors were honored the previous week and make one final appearance on home ice, all six playing a key role in the lopsided win.

The home team went to work immediately, posting a 26-5 edge on the shots clock and rolling out of the opening frame with an already comfortable 4-0 cushion. By the time teams rolled into the third period, the Lightning owned a 6-1 lead and after a pair of early goals for the guests, the Lightning went back work scoring five of the final six goals.

Leading the offensive charge were seniors Ellie Goethel who notched a hat tick and set up another; Kaylee Engel with two goals and two assists and Allison Knull with a goal and three helpers.

Freshman Kayla Capener picked up a goal and two assists

Badger LIghtning players celebrate one of their first period goals Tuesday against the Beaver Dam Golden Beavers at the Poppy Waterman Ice Arena.


fellow freshman Eryn Benson added three assists. Senior Baylee Babcock scored twice, sophomore Daelynn Merrell and freshman Bella Bowden both adding a goal and assist.

Other assists went to senior Emily Patton; sophomore Carson Blosenski and freshmen Mallory Ruhland and Lani Selje.

The Lightning will wrap up its regular season on the road against the Lakeshore Lightning on Friday.


Eagles score 25 on weekend barrage

A day after surrendering a tough 3-2 decision to the Waunakee Warriors and missing its shots at a share of the Badger North Conference title, the Sauk Prairie Eagles hockey team went back to work and took its frustrations out on the Beloit Memorial Purple Knights and Black River Tigers.

A busy, but successful weekend saw the Eagles blow up a pair of opponents by a combined score of 25-1.

The Eagles smothered the Knights with a 24-3 barrage on the shot clock through opening period that saw the home team deliver a knockout punch and grab a 7-0 lead on its way to an 11-0 win. The following day in the second of five straight home games to wrap up the regular season, the Eagles continues its offensive explosion with a 14-1 win against the Tigers.

Senior Jordan O’Connor turned in the shutout win against the Knights and added the win on Saturday as well, her third game in less than 72 hours.

Against the Knights, the Eagles followed up its seven-goal opening stanza with three more in the second and a single in the third. The following day, the Tigers scored the opener in the seventh minute but the Eagles tied it 10 seconds later, setting off a chain reaction that saw another seven goals added before the first period buzzer sounded.

The super seniors played a big part in the offense, but it was a team effort with 13 players hitting the score sheet and a half dozen with at least five points in the two matches.

Seniors Riley Jelinek and Lance Bauernhuber both racked up nine-point weekends, Jelinek with five goals and Bauernhuber with four.

Right behind them were sophomore Nick Mast with four goals and four assists and senior Camden Desroches with a goal and seven helpers. Senior Dylan Andrews added four goals and two assists and sophomore Caeben Schomber set up five. Senior Jay Liedtke (2g, 1a); freshman Luke Mast (1g, 2a); sophomore Erik Peterson (1g, 2a) and senior Willy Hanson (3a) added three points apiece.

Sophomore Hakan Peterson collected a goal and assist with senior August Begalske setting up a pair and one other goal scored by sophomore Micah Hanson.

Krieski’s hat tricks lead Cyclones to pair of wins

A pair of Tyler Krieski hat tricks helped power the South Central Cyclones Squirt A squad to wins in two of three weekend road contests this past weekend.

On Saturday the Cyclones headed to Waunakee for a pair against the Wildcats, taking the first by a lopsided 9-1 margin before the home team turned the tables with a 4-1 win in the getaway game.

On Sunday, the locals headed to Middleton and grabbed a 5-2 win over the host Wings.

In the first game Saturday, the Cyclones grabbed a 3-1 first period lead and added one more in the middle frame before exploding for five more down the stretch.

Two of Krieski’s three goals came on Cyclone powerplays and Joseph Patton also notched one with an extra attacker. Landen Uminski scored twice and also set up three others, Ethan Wilcox adding a goal and assist in the contest. Other goals came from Teaghen Geffert and Dayne Wagner with single assists for Ethan Pope, Hailey Dietl and Evelyn Gurney.

Olivia Renneberg turned aside all but one of the nine shots she faced in goal for the Cyclones.

A couple hours later teams hit the ice again, this time Dietl scoring the lone goal for the Cyclones, tying the game at 1-1 with 14 seconds to play in the opening period. Renneberg handled 18 shots in this one.

At Middleton, the Cyclones owned a 1-0 cushion after a period and it was 4-1 heading to the third.

Krieski scored three and the other two both came from Uminski. Lukas Schulz, and Wilcox both collected assists and Renneberg collected another win with 11 saves in goal.

This weekend the Squirt Cyclones will play at a tournament in Hayward, beginning on Saturday morning against Waconia, Minn.