By Jim den Hollander
Coming off a big conference win on home ice, the RWD Cheavers wrapped up the pre-Christmas portion of its schedule with a non-conference shutout win on the road against Tomah Sparta on Dec. 21.
Senior Cooper Oakes kicked out all 22 Tomah/Sparta shots on goal for his second shutout of the season and broke his own team record with his 11th varsity goose egg.
Offensively, the Cheavers got the only goal it needed when junior Yevgeny Dedun buried an unassisted marker 6:30 into the contest, the lone goal of the opening period.
Senior Trevor Slaght, playing his first game of the season after off season injury made his presence felt quickly, notching an insurance goal in the middle period on a feed from senior C.J. Pfaff.
The Brandt twins, juniors Caden and Carsen put the game away with their third-period markers, Caden early and Carsen with 25 ticks on the clock. Both goals came with help from seniors Pfaff and Grant Marsich.
The Cheavers held a 33-22 edge in shots overall and boosted its regular season record to 6-5 heading into the Christmas break.