By Jim den Hollander
The Baraboo Thunderbirds are looking to approach the .500 plateau this season for the first time since 2015-16 and will get its regular season started on Nov. 23.
The team’s first of 22 scheduled contests will take place at Pierce Park Pavilion against the visiting Blackhawks. The Thunderbirds will also play the Middleton Cardinals on home ice four days later before opening the Badger West season with a trip to RACA to face its biggest rival, the RWD Cheavers on Dec. 7.
The conference schedule is more front loaded this season than it normally is and the Thunderbirds will play four of it’s 10-confrence matches with its first test against the Edgewood Crusaders coming on home ice Dec. 11, followed by a third straight conference game, at SPARC against the Sauk Prairie Eagles Dec. 11.
The Thunderbirds will take part in a four-team tournament for a second straight year, hosted by the Arrowhead Warhawks, starting Dec. 29-30. The regular season is scheduled to wrap up on Feb. 10, 2022 at the Waupun Community Center against the Waupun Warriors
Below is a look at the Baraboo Thunderbirds varsity regular season schedule as printed on the school’s athletic website. Games and times are subject to change.
Note – As this is written, there are no return conference matches scheduled against Oregon or Edgewood, so there is likely two more conference games to be added.
Baraboo Thunderbirds 2021-22 Varsity Schedule
Confeence games in bold
Nov. 23 – 7 p.m. vs. Viroqua Blackhawks @ Pierce Park Pavilion
Nov. 27 – 7 p.m. vs. Middleton Cardinals @ Pierce Park Pavilion
Dec. 7 – vs. RWD Cheavers @ RACA
Dec. 11 – vs. Edgewood Crusaders @ Pierce Park Pavilion
Dec. 14 – vs. Sauk Prairie Eagles @ SPARC
Dec. 16 – vs. Janesville Bluebirds @ Janesville Ice Skating Center
Dec. 18 – vs. Monroe Cheesemakers @ Pierce Park Pavilion
Dec. 21 – vs. Onalaska Hilltoppers @ Onalaska Omni Center
Dec. 29-30 – Arrowhead Warhawks Quadrangular @
Jan. 4, 2022 – vs. Black River Falls Tigers @ Pierce Park Pavilion
Jan. 8 vs. Oregon Panthers @ Pierce Park Pavilion
Jan. 11 – vs. RWD Cheavers @ Pierce Park Pavilion
Jan. 13 – vs. McFarland Spartans @ McFarland Community Ice Center
Jan. 15 – BADGER CHALLENGE vs. Badger East opponent @ TBA
Jan. 25 – vs. Sauk Prairie Eagles @ Pierce Park Pavilion
Jan. 28 – vs. Mosinee Indians @ Pierce Park Pavilion
Feb. 1 – vs. Monroe Cheesemakers @ State Line Ice & Community Expo (SLICE)
Feb. 8 – vs. Aquinas/Holmen Avalanche @ Pierce Park Pavilion
Feb. 10 – vs. Waupun Warriors @ Waupun Community Center