By Jim den Hollander
The RWD Peewee ‘A’ Cheavers set up a Sunday afternoon clash with Regional rival, the Sauk Prairie Flyers with a pair of lead in games last weekend.
After collecting a 9-2 win Saturday against another Regional foe, the Monroe Avalanche Saturday afternoon, the Cheavers were back on the ice Sunday morning, grabbing a 2-0 shutout against Waunakee C1 Red in a defensive battle.
On Saturday, the Landen Uminski-Hailey Dietl-Elizabeth Haag line always seemed to be near the net, combining for 11 points in the contest, but the scoring was spread out between a couple lines.
Uminski and Dietl both scored twice, Uminski adding two assists while Dietl helped set up one and Haag chipped in three assists and a goal.
Best offensive game though belonged to Ethan Wilcox who notched the hat trick while Tyler Krieski added a goal and three assists. Paige Othmer also had a helper and goaltender Jordan Kowalski picked up the win with 21 saves in the match.
The Cheavers scored four times in the first, adding three more in the middle period and another pair down the stretch.
Against the Wildcats, Wilcox’s first period goal was all the Cheavers needed, but to be sure, Kowalski – skating out for the match – added some insurance early in the third. Both goals came with assists for Dietl and Uminski.
The wins boosted the Cheavers’ overall record to 18-8 on the season with the weekend finale against Sauk Prairie ahead.