Dietl, Team Wisconsin take 216 Showcase title

By Jim den Hollander 

Editor/Publisher 

Saukhockey.info 

The Team Wisconsin 12U Girls Hockey team, including Hailey Dietl from the RWD Youth Hockey Program, wrapped up an awesome inaugural season, bringing home the hardware from the 216 Showcase Tournament held in the Cleveland Ohio area.  

The Dairy State squad put on a dominant showing, outscoring three different opponents 34-5 through five contests, pushing all three aside the way to the championship. 

The event started with round robin matches, a 5-1 win against the West Dundee Leafs from the Chicago area, a 9-1 whipping of the Sylvania (OH) North Starts and a 4-0 shutout against the Cleveland Lady Barons.  

Team Wisconsin 12U Girls team wrapped up a successful first season with a championship win at the 216 Showcase Tournament in Cleveland.

That set up a semi-final rematch with the North Stars, TW advancing to the championship with a 10-1 win.  

In the championship game, Team Wisconsin collected a 6-2 win against the Leafs, the fifth win of the weekend making the long ride home more enjoyable. 

Dietl chipped in with a goal and assist in the weekend games. Team Wisconsin introduced the 12U Girls team for the first time this fall and the team wrapped up its first season with an amazing 15-2-1 record. 

SouthCentral WEHL squad stays hot in Green Bay

By Jim den Hollander  

Editor/Publisher 

Saukhockey.info  

Coming off a four-win championship weekend at a tournament near Chicago, the South Central 14U team returned to Wisconsin Elite Hockey League (WEHL) action this weekend in Green Bay. 

The SouthCentral squad which includes defenders Paige Othmer, from the RWD/Badger Lightning/Blue Devils programs, Sarah Hash, from the Sauk Prairie Flyers/Monkeys/Wisconsin Jr. Stars and Tahni Barger from the Sauk Prairie Monkeys/Wildcat Youth Hockey/Sauk Prairie Flyers and forward Reese Olson from the (Baraboo-Portage T-Birds/Badger Lightning/Blue Devils. 

The team made the trip to Green Bay’s Cornerstone Ice Arena to play the NorthCentral/Northeast squad, taking the first game 5-2 and settling for a 2-2 draw in the getaway game. 

In the opener, SouthCentral was led by Anna Phillips from Black River Falls who collected a hat trick, Olson scoring one of the others.  

The second game saw Shelby King from Tomah (TNT/Blue Devils) scoring the first and Othmer connecting for the other.  

The results boost the SouthCentral team to 3-3-2 in League play and 7-3-2 overall. 

The team will carry a six-game unbeaten streak into play next weekend in Baldwin to play the Western Wisconsin team. The two previously met in Verona at the end of August, kicking off the season with a pair of wins for the West squad 3-1 and 6-0. 

SouthCentral celebrates a goal against NorthCentral/NorthEast at Green Bay

Team Wisconsin 18U in Elite League skid

By Jim den Hollander  

Editor/Publisher  

Saukhockey.info 

Erik Peterson from the Sauk Prairie Eagles and his Team Wisconsin 18U temmates endured another tough weekend in Upper Midwest High School Elite Hockey League action this past weekend. 

Returning to New Hope, MN, TW suffered a 4-3 loss in its first of three weekend games, against Team North Dakota, then battled first place MAP South Hockey to a 3-3 draw before falling once again 6-5 against Sanford Power. 

Team Wisconsin 3 Team North Dakota 4 

In its first meeting with the North Dakota squad, Team Wisconsin found itself trailing 3-1 after a period, but even at 3-3 halfway through the second.

A late middle period goal had North Dakota up again. TW rallied to tie it again with 9:42 to play but North Dakota pulled in front to stay with 6:04 to go. 
Parker Murn (Senior – Edgewood Crusaders); Jon (JJ) Wiebusch (Senior – Edgewood Crusaders); Isaac Rentmeester (Senor – Notre Dame Tritons) and Cody Menzel (Senior – Edgewood Crusaders) scored the Team Wisconsin goals. 

Team Wisconsin 3 MAP South Hockey 3 

This should have been a momentum building tie, not just because it came against the league’s top team, but because Team Wisconsin battled back from a 3-0 deficit early in the second period.  

The three TW goals came in a span of 6:03 before the halfway mark of the middle frame, scored by Rentmeester, Hunter Bill (Junior – Notre Dame Tritons) and Ian Engel (Senior — Neenah/Hortonville/Menasha Rockets) 

Team Wisconsin 5 Sanford Power 6  

A back and forth contest Sanford on the board first but TW up 2-1 early in the second period. Three straight had Sanford up 4-2 after two periods and they increased it to 5-2 in the middle part of the third period.  

Two goals in 1:27 had TW within a shot of tying it, but Sanford notched another into an empty net with 58 seconds to play. TW got one more with two ticks on the clock. 

Tyler Dale (Senior – Waukesha Wings) scored twice for Team Wisconsin, others added by Peterson; Max Giblin (Senior – Hudson Raiders) and Engel. 

With the weekend results, Team Wisconsin is now winless in seven and its overall regular season record falls to 6-8-5. In Elite League play, the team has slipped to 2-7-4 and now in eighth place in the 10-team group. 

There are seven games left in regular season play for the league for Team Wisconsin who will enjoy a weekend off coming up.