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.