By Jim den Hollander
The RWD Squirt ‘B’ Cheavers ran into some tough opposition on the weekend at Reedsburg Area Community Arena dropping a pair of decisions.
The locals dropped an 8-2 decision to the Monroe Avalanche Squirts on Saturday (Jan. 2) afternoon and returned to RACA Sunday and falling 4-1 to the Waunakee Wildcats C2 Black squad.
On Saturday, the local Squirts were facing a Squirt team that stuck around after facing the Squirt ‘A’ team earlier.
The Avs put up three unanswered first period goals to grab control of the contest. Briar Messer pulled one back with his unassisted marker 4:52 into the second to get the Cheavers within a pair but the Avs restored the margin just 11 seconds later and by the end of the middle frame they were up 7-2.
Cole Renneberg fired the second Cheavers goal with help from Elliot Wilcox and Rainier Scott.
Jase Uminski faced a 30-shot barrage in goal for the Cheavers, including an 18-shot second period.
Sunday’s game was weird. Of the five goals scored in the contest, all but two of them came in the final 30 seconds of the opening period.
The Wildcats opened the scoring 5:32 into the contest and added a second with 29 seconds to play in the period.
Messer responded with the lone RWD goal eight seconds later, but the Wildcats found the mesh one more time with seven seconds on the clock and carried a 3-1 lead into the second period, adding one more in the middle frame.
Aria Gada turned in the work in goal, facing 21 shots, 17 of them coming in the first two periods.
The weekend losses dropped the Squirt ‘B’ Cheavers to 4-12-2 on the season so far and ended the team’s four-game winning streak.
This weekend will see the Squirt ‘B’ Cheavers playing the final two games of a 10-game homestand as the Verona ‘C’ squirts pay a visit Saturday for a 1:45 p.m. game and the locals will get another crack against the C2 Black Wildcats on Sunday at 9:45 a.m.