By Jim den Hollander
The Sauk Prairie Peewee ‘A’ Flyers opened its Wisconsin Amateur Hockey Association (WAHA) regular season with a road trip and a pair of contests in Beaver Dam this past weekend.
Third period goals lifted the Flyers to a pair of one-goal wins at the Beaver Dam Family Center Ice Arena Saturday. The first game went to the Flyers by a 4-3 margin and the getaway game was a 5-4 decision against the host squad.
The opening game saw the Flyers blasting out of the gate and grabbing a 3-0 first period lead but the home team struck back with a pair of unanswered middle period goals, both teams adding one more in the third.
Caden Argall scored twice, including the game winner for the Flyers with other goals added by Ryker Hovland and Michael Jolicoeur. Logan Harrington and Braden Schlough had set ups and Jameson Ballweg collected the win in goal with 21 saves.
Xavier Wagner fired a pair for Beaver Dam and Zander Statz counted the other. Tyce Moreau kicked out 17 shots in goal for the home side.
The second game saw the Flyers getting off to a quick start again, this time a 3-1 cushion after a period and up 4-3 heading to the third.
Alexander Kirk opened the scoring for the Flyers and added a powerplay goal with just under six minutes to play to clinch the win. Beaver Dam pulled back late in the contest but Kirk’s second stood up as the game winner.
Argall, Hovland and Jolicoeur notched the other Flyers’ goals with help from Kirk, Logan Harrington and Ben Freeman. Ballweg notched his second win of the day in goal with a 19-save effort.
Wagner scored another and Statz notched a pair to wrap up three-goal days for Beaver Dam, the other goal added by Isiah Olds. Moreau stopped another 23 shots in goal.