By Jim den Hollander
The RWD Squirt B Cheavers hockey team got its season off to a solid start, battling Dodgeville Ice Wolves to a 2-2 draw in its opener Saturday at the Reedsburg Area Recreation Arena (RACA) and a 6-1 win against the Polar Ice Caps from Madison on Sunday morning.
While her teammates enjoyed a big offensive weekend, led by Owen Meyer who fired five of them – four in the game Sunday, Aria Gada enjoyed an awesome, but in the end heartbreaking weekend in goal as she allowed just three goals in six periods.
The Polar Caps enjoyed a bit of a consolation on Sunday as the team’s lone goal denied Gada a shutout bid with one second remaining to play on the team’s 19th shot of the contest. The good news is Gada has plenty of more chances to nail down a shutout and she will no doubt record several in goal for the Cheavers.
Talon Burton and William Fenwick also collected goals on Sunday. Joel Dotts collected two assists in the game with others going to Thomas Bowen Jr., Tenley Vander Wilt and Bentley Meyer.
The Squirt B Cheavers were back in the rink Monday preparing for its next two games this weekend as the team will again play host, Saturday against the Verona ‘C’ Wildcats at 2:15 p.m. and Sunday at 2:45 p.m. against the Sauk Prairie Squirt ‘B’ squad.
The Squirt ‘B’ Flyers will also play host to the same Verona Wildcats squad on Saturday at 11 a.m.