By Jim den Hollander
The Sauk Prairie Peewee ‘B’ Flyers and RWD Peewee ‘B’ Cheavers showed a potential preview to what could be a thrilling Regional match up in their meeting at Sauk Prairie Area Recreation Center (SPARC) on Sunday afternoon, the host Flyers rallying for a 2-1 win.
Dayne Wagner put the visitors up with the lone goal of the opening period, assisted by Cassidy Putz. That proved to be the only shot, of 15 to elude Flyers’ goaltender Jameson Ballweg in this contest.
The Flyers struck back in the middle period, Ryan Jorgenson connecting for the tying goal 5:07 into the period and then setting up the game winner, fired by Ethan Goodman about two minutes later.
The third period saw goaltenders facing the most shots, but Olivia Renneberg turned aside all nine shots she faced, on her way to a 29-save effort and Ballweg kicked out all eight Cheavers’ shots.
The last time these two teams met was also a single goal difference, the Flyers collecting a 6-5 win on Dec. 20 at Reedsburg Area Community Arena and they also squared off at SPARC back in late November, the Flyers capturing an 8-5 win.
Peewee 3B Regionals will be held in early February and the State Championship tournament for teams at this level will be played in Rhinelander March 13-14.