By Jim den Hollander
The Sauk Prairie Peewee ‘B’ Flyers wrapped up a busy weekend Jan. 23 capturing wins in three of four contests.
On Saturday, the locals started out with a 3-2 edge against McFarland at Sauk Prairie Arena Recreation Center (SPARC), then stayed on home ice for a 6-3 win against the Madison Polar Caps Green Peewees.
The Flyers hit the road for a pair on Sunday, beginning with a 5-4 win at Sparta Youth Hockey Rink then stopping at Viroqua on the way home where a 10-game winning streak came to an end with a 3-2 loss against the host Thunder.
McFarland Spartans 2 @ Sauk Prairie Flyers 3
Teams were even at 1-1 after a period, Caden Argall collecting the lone Flyers goal unassisted.
Both teams added one more in the second, Jameson Ballweg notching the Flyers’ goal on a setup from Tyler Jorgenson.
That set the stage for Argall who collected the lone goal of the final period which stood up as the game winner.
Ethan Goodman turned aside 21 of 23 shots to pick up the win in goal for the Flyers.
Caden Argall backhanded the game winning goal past the McFarland keeper late in the game in the first of four weekend matches for the Sauk Prairie Peewee ‘B’ Flyers.
Madison Polar Caps 3 @ Sauk Prairie Flyers 6
The Flyers scored twice in each period against the Caps, carrying a 2-0 lead into the second period and up 4-1 with a period to play.
Argall collected four goals in the contest to lead the Flyers, other goals added by Goodman who skated out and Ryan Jorgenson. Jacob Wiegmann picked up three assists in the contest with others for Jorgenson and Blake Dederich.
Ballweg took a turn in goal and kicked out 23 shots to pick up the win.
Sauk Prairie Flyers 5 @ Tomah/Sparta Titans 4
The Flyers grabbed control of this contest, opening a 3-1 first period lead and ultimately held off the Titans for the narrow win.
Wiegmann, Baryn Macleish, Kash Caldwell, Cyril Welch and Argall fired the Flyers’ goals, Argall with his second straight game winner. Tyler Jorgenson, Argall and Ballweg collected assists in the contest.
Sauk Prairie Flyers 2 @ Viroqua Thunder 5
The streak came to an end in Viroqua as the visiting Flyers fell behind 2-0 in the opening period and trailed 3-1 heading to the final period.
Wiegmann and Argall fired the Flyers goals, both unassisted.
Ballweg turned aside 21 shots, including 15 in the first period, for the Flyers.
The weekend results boosted the overall season record for the Flyers to 16-9 – not too shabby for a team that dropped six of its first eight games to start the season.