The Dells Ducks started the second phase of training camp Tuesday (Aug. 31) with it’s first regular practice.
The team tested the ice and ran a light session the previous night, but ran a full practice Tuesday. Coach Falzone said the team would continue off ice activities, alternating day to day with yoga and fitness sessions run away from the Lake Delton Ice Arena.
Record breaking month
Thanks in part to a huge boost from Wisconsinprephockey.net, this website has enjoyed its best month ever in terms of views and it’s not even a hockey month.
The story looking back on the Badger North Conference that RWD, Baraboo/Portage and Sauk Prairie all played in, until this season, had almost 800 views as it was carried by Wisconsin’s best varsity website. But daily updates, like this one have seen consistently decent numbers leading to the overall top total that set the new standard set last September.
This is just the start. The plan here is to have blanket coverage on all Sauk County Hockey and hockey players from the county playing elsewhere. Thanks for the support of the hockey fans so far and get ready for a great 2021-22 season.
The TW 12U Girls Hockey team, including Hailey Dietl, a Reedsburg resident and RWD peewee, travelled to the National Sports Center Super Rinks in Blaine, Minn., to compete in the huge Summer Finale Tournament.
Playing in the eight-team 12U Atlantic Division, TW started slow, dropping a heartbreaker 3-2 against NoName Hockey on Friday night before bouncing back with a 4-1 edge against Under Armour (Berenguer) Saturday.
A 6-2 decision against Tommy Chicago Elite on Sunday, sent the girls to the Consolation final and they wrapped up a fifth-place finish with a 6-3 win against EuroAmerican.
Unfortunately, scoring details were unavailable in the tournament results.
Dietl and the TW 12U squad will enjoy a weekend off for Labor Day before heading back to action with a three-game weekend in Chicago, playing the Chicago Mission and Chicago Young Americans.
The TW u-16 squad, including Luke Mast from the Sauk Prairie Eagles varsity hockey team, picked up a tie and a loss in a return to Chicago this past weekend.
The Windy City Storm played host at the Orbit Ice Arena in Palatine, Ill., where teams battled to a 3-3 draw in the first game before the Storm sent the Wisconsin crew disappointed with a 2-1 loss in the getaway contest.
In the opening match, Team Wisconsin battled back from deficits of 2-0 and 3-1, a pair of goals by Adam Timm (Rice Lake Warriors) in the final seven minutes of the contest sending it to overtime.
HThe Storm was up 2-0 after the first period, Brody Dietz (Hudson Raiders) notching the lone goal of the middle period to get TW on the board.
An early third period goal for the home team set the stage for Timm’s heroics and teams played through 10-minutes of overtime without a goal scored.
Hayden Rising (St. Mary’s Springs Ledgers) stopped 29 of 32 shots faced, including three in the overtime frame.
The second game saw teams battling through a scoreless first period before Kyle Rohrer (Oregon Panthers) opened the scoring for TW in the 11th minute of the middle period. A late second period goal tied it for the Storm and the game winner came with 4:49 to go in the final period.
Devin Schutt (Arrowhead Warhawks) stopped 19 of 21 in goal for the Wisconsin squad.
Mast contributed on the ice but didn’t pick up a point in the low scoring contests.
The holiday weekend will see the U-16 squad making the trip to the St. Louis area for a busy weekend of contests at the Centene Community Ice Center, beginning Saturday with a third straight meeting with the Windy City Storm. On Sunday, TW will take on the Phoenix Jr. Coyotes, wrapping up Monday against Carshield, the host team.
The U-18 Team Wisconsin squad, including forward Erik Peterson from the Sauk Prairie Eagles returned to Chicago for a second straight weekend and split a pair of contests with the Windy City Storm at Orbit Ice Arena in Palatine, Ill. this past weekend.
TW played the same Storm squad the previous weekend, taking a 5-2 decision in one of three straight wins.
This time around, the Storm came up with some better defensive efforts. The Wisconsin crew collected a 2-1 win in the first game before the Storm put up a 3-0 shutout to hand TW its first defeat of the season.
In the opener both teams scored in the opening period setting the stage for Tyler Dale (Waukesha Wings) who fired the game winner in the second.
Cody Menzel (Edgewood Crusaders) fired the other TW goal and Adam Prokop (Wausau West Warriors) stopped all but one of the 16 shots he saw in goal.
In the second game, Ryan Diaz in goal for the Storm was unbeaten on 34 shots as the host Storm finally found a way past TW.
Bridger Fixmer (Chippewa Falls Cardinals) was beaten once in each of the first two periods, the final goal slid into an empty TW cage.
The 4-1 Wisconsin crew will get Labor Day weekend off, heading west this time with its first of two consecutive three game weekends in New Hope, Minn., kicking off play in the Upper Midwest High School Elite Hockey League.
The Wisconsin Elite Hockey League, set up as a way for keen hockey players to prepare for their respective fall seasons, is underway.
Regional teams have been selected and the South-Central Region is well-represented by players from the RWD, Baraboo and Sauk Prairie youth and varsity programs.
South Central U-16
Local organizations are well represented on a pair of u-16 teams with the Brandt twins, Caden and Carsen, incoming juniors with RWD and Carson Zick from the Baraboo/Portage Thunderbirds all teammates on the U-16 Blue team.
Thor Peterson, a member of the Sauk Prairie Eagles varsity squad is playing on the U-16 Teal team roster.
The Blue team has been the busiest so far, playing a half dozen contests in the second half of August and compiling a record of 5-1.
On August 15, the South-Central squad played a pair of games at the Verona Eagles Nest against the North Central region collecting a 5-2 win in the first before surrendering a 4-3 decision in the second game.
The following weekend in Ozaukee, the South-Central squad took a pair from Southeast Kelly squad by 5-2 and 9-2 scores.
On Sunday, the team was back in Verona, collecting two more wins, starting with a third straight against Southeast Kelly, 8-1, followed up with a 10-2 decision against Northeast.
The team carries a 40-13 edge on the scoresheet into September, getting the Labor Day weekend off before heading to Rice Lake Sept. 12 for a pair against the Western Wisconsin squad.
The U-16 Teal team made the trek to Chippewa Falls for its first two games, Aug. 15, dropping the first but putting in a solid effort to battle the same Western Wisconsin team for a 4-4 draw later.
The team has played four more games – two in Verona against Southeast Grey August 22 and another pair in Stevens Point against Northcentral Sunday but details on those games were not available.
The Teal squad will be on home ice in Verona against Sept. 12 to play both the Southeast Kelly team and Northeast.
South Central U-18
Hakon Peterson, an incoming senior defenseman with the Sauk Prairie Eagles is the lone Sauk County participant on this team which has played three games so far.
Details are so far unavailable on the results of a pair of games played in Verona Aug. 21 against the Southeast Region team and the following day at Verona again, one game against the Northcentral Region team.
The Southcentral squad has another trio of games scheduled to be played at the Champion Center in Appleton Sept. 11-12.
South Central U-18 Girls
Three members of the Badger Lightning are competing with the South Central 18U squad including defenders Signe Begalske and Katelyn Allen from Sauk Prairie and Mallory Ruhland from Elroy.
The team opened its season splitting a pair of games against Southeast in Beaver Dam Aug. 22. After dropping a 3-1 decision in the first game, the team grabbed a 2-1 win in the getaway game.
The U-18’s were scheduled to travel to Baldwin to play Western Wisconsin Sunday, but details on that contest are not yet available.
South Central U-14
There are two South Central teams at this age level, U-14 Teal and U-14 Blue. There are four Sauk County players and all four play on the Sauk County Teal squad.
Three players, Landon Froese, Brock Hill, and Rylan Burch are from Sauk Prairie while RJ Manley plays for RWD.
The team opened its competitive schedule Sunday with a pair of contests at the Omni Center in Onalaska, tying the Western Region team in the first game 3-3 but no details are available for the second contest against the Southwest region entry.
The team will next be in action Sept. 12, playing host to both the Northeast Region team and getting a rematch with the Southwest region squad.
South Central U-14 Girls
The South-Central U-14 Girls are well represented by Sauk County skaters.
Forward Tahni Barger and defense Sarah Hash both split time between the Sauk Prairie Flyers and Sauk Prairie Monkeys while Paige Othmer was a defender for RWD Cheavers as well as the Badger Lightning. Reese Olson played for the Baraboo T-Birds as well as the Badger Lightning.
The South-Central team opened its season with a pair of home games in Verona Sunday, dropping the first 3-1 against Western Wisconsin. More details will be coming soon on those first two games.
Next up for the South-Central squad will be a pair of games at the Lake Delton Ice Arena Sept. 12, both against the Southeast with faceoffs at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.