By Jim den Hollander
The Peewee ‘A’ Cheavers dropped its first but rallied back for three straight weekend wins.
After splitting a two-game set in Black River Falls Saturday against the host Tigers, RWD returned home and took both ends of a doubleheader against the Onalaska/Holmen Tornado peewees on Sunday at Reedsburg Area Community Arena (RACA).
Cheavers 4 @ Tigers 7
Tigers fired the lone goal through the first half of the opening period, but teams exploded for seven goals in the final nine minutes of the period, the host Tigers carrying a 5-3 lead into the middle period.
Landen Uminski, Ethan Pope and Ethan Wilcox fired the first period goals for the Cheavers with assists for Jordan Kowalski and Tyler Krieski.
The lone middle period goal came from Elizabeth Haag who pulled RWD to within a goal on a feed from Wilcox.
The Tigers took over in the third, scoring two goals a little over a minute apart late in the contest to salt away the win.
Olivia Renneberg faced 25 shots in goal for the Cheavers.
Cheavers 7 @ Tigers 3
A short time later, teams regrouped for a second contest and this time the Cheavers used a heavy third period barrage to snag a big win.
Both teams scored once in the first and again in the second, but four goals in the first half of the third gave the visitors a lead it would not relinquish.
Krieski powered the Cheavers’ offense, firing three goals and adding an assist while Uminski potted a pair. Wyatt Arnold picked up a goal and assist and the other goal came from Payton Kowalski. Wilcox had three assists with Haag also collecting a set up.
Jordan Kowalski took a turn in goal and turned aside 25 of 28 Tigers shots.
Tornado 2 @ Cheavers 10
RWD exploded for 10 goals in their first game Sunday, half of them off the stick of Uminski. Krieski collected another hat trick and the other two came from Payton Kowalski. Hailey Dietl and Haag collected three assists apiece, Wilcox helping on a pair and Jordan Kowalski also getting a set up.
Renneberg collected the win in goal.
Tornado 1 @ Cheavers 7
Everything went RWD’s way again in the second, the lone disappointment possibly being for Jordan Kowalski who collected his second win of the weekend in goal but saw his shutout bid spoiled just 19 seconds from the final buzzer.
Paige Othmer enjoyed a big day on the offense, putting up three goals and an assist while Haag scored twice along with two assists.
Renneberg skated out and collected one of the goals and Payton Kowalski notched the other.
Dietl enjoyed a huge playmaking day, turning in five assists with Uminski adding a pair.
The Peewee ‘A’ Cheavers boosted its overall record to 10-4 on the season and the locals have won six of its past seven.
That streak will be on the line Saturday when the Cheavers play host to the Madison Patriots at 9:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. at RACA on Saturday, then entertain the Viroqua Thunder in Sunday games at 10:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.