Teske looks ahead to second season with Auggies

By Jim den Hollander

Editor/Publisher

Saukhockey.info

It’s already tough for a young hockey player to make their debut on an NCAA Division 3 team. Throw in the delays caused from a pandemic and a team that ultimately was unable to play in a number of those games and it was a tough debut for Julianna Teske.

Julianna Teske

The 19-year-old Reedsburg native played much of her youth hockey with the Madison Capitols and moved to Warroad, Minnesota with her family during her high school tenure, appearing in the State tournament in all four seasons with the varsity girls Warriors.

This past season, Teske, known by most as ‘Julz,’ began her college career with the Augsburg Augies out of the Twin Cities.

She played in all 11 games for the Auggies and like the team, she improved with each contest.

The team dropped its first three before undergoing the postponement of cancellation of its next half dozen games.

After 19 days of delays, the Auggies celebrated its return to play with its closest result, going to overtime before dropping a 3-2 decision to Gustavus Adolphus on home ice Feb. 25.

The Auggies turned a corner though and put together a tie and two wins in its next four games and a 3-2-2 record the rest of the way.

The most lopsided win was a 7-3 win at Ed Saugestad Rink in the Augsburg Ice Arena and Teske scored her lone goal of the season, tying the game at 1-1 in the first period.

In all Teske, an Exercise Science major at Augsburg compiled a goal on six shots and made her presence felt in her own end with six blocked shots. She sat just one minor penalty and finished the season with a -3 overall rating.

With a season under her belt, watch for Teske to be a bigger factor on both ends of the rink. The Auggies will begin preparation when school gets under way for a full 2021-22 season which begins with a scrimmage against the UW-River Falls Falcons at Hunt Arena in River Falls Oct. 23.

First regular season game will also be against the Falcons, on home ice Nov. 4 and the first Minnesota Interscholastic Athletic Conference (MIAC) game will be at Tria Rink in St. Paul against the Hamline Pipers Nov. 1.

Anyone looking for a close opportunity to see Teske in action could make the relatively short trip to Stevens Point for a game Dec. 10, Green Bay for a game against St. Norbert the following day, or a pair of games in Winona, Minn., against St. Mary’s Feb. 11-12, 2022.

Jimmy D’s Notes — Hockey talk Aug. 19

By Jim den Hollander

Editor/Publisher

Saukhockey.info

Our goal here beginning Sept. 1, is to have daily items. Some days will be harder than others and in an effort to get something started here are a few random tidbits for today – Aug. 19, 2021.

Danny Roe was in town at the beginning of last season to take part in the team’s first Alumni game at the Lake Delton Ice Arena.

Danny Roe

To start with, we want to wish a Happy 27th Birthday to Danny Roe. A native of Montana, Roe came to the Dells Ducks in 2013 and played 30 games, collecting seven goals and 15 points . He finished the season in the Western States Hockey League, but returned to the Dairy State playing three seasons with the Marian University ACHA squad and later, played some with the Fond du Lac Bears in the Great Lakes Hockey League, a senior circuit.

Roe was a force on top of the blue paint when he played for the Ducks in 2013-14.

Ducks open training Camp

The Dells Ducks 2021-22 players will be arriving in town over the next 24 hours if they haven’t arrived already. Players, family and billets will be at the Lake Delton Ice Arena for an orientation day Saturday and the team will begin dryland workouts on Monday. Part of the first week’s activities will be assisting Lake Delton Ice Arena Owner Aaron Kirby with installing the ice for this season. The Ducks also did the same last season.

Up next Recaps of College campaigns

Over the next week or so, we will highlight the freshman hockey seasons for Kaylee Engel, Jordan O’Connor and Julianna Teske, Sauk County residents who began their respective college careers in the WIAC and MIAC Conferences last season.

There won’t be a lot of details as the NCAA D3 seasons were cut short due to the effects of the pandemic. Watch for game by game coverage of all three this season.

Varsity fall sports up next but plenty of hockey being played

By Jim den Hollander

Editor/Publisher

Saukhockey.info

Students are likely not pleased but the summer break is nearly over for athletes.

After what seemed to be the busiest summer yet for varsity hockey players, a majority of them will be heading to football fields, soccer pitches, volleyball or tennis courts, pools, golf courses or cross-country running courses for the next few months.

Football practices begin Tuesday while boys’ soccer, girl’s tennis, golf, volleyball, swimming, and cross country for both kicks off a week or two later, depending on the team.

Unofficial captains’ practices for hockey players will likely begin in early September as the ice will be in the Lake Delton Ice Arena by then and SPARC in Prairie du Sac will have floor hockey sessions.

Official first practices for the varsity hockey programs will begin on Nov. 8.

RWD Cheavers

The RWD regular season is scheduled to begin once again against the Wisconsin Rapids Red Raiders, this time around at the South Wood County Recreation Center on Nov. 23. Sauk Prairie Eagles will face Onalaska Hilltoppers in its first of two home games to kick off the season on the same night.

Sauk Prairie Eagles

Baraboo/Portage Thunderbirds will faceoff on home ice against the Menomonie Mustangs Dec. 1.

There hasn’t been any official information released yet, but the three Sauk County varsity teams will be in a slightly different conference. Gone are the Waunakee Warriors, Beaver Dam Golden Beavers and DeForest Norskies, replaced by the Madison Edgewood Crusaders, Oregon Panthers and Monroe Cheesemakers.

Baraboo/Portage Thunderbirds

The Badger Lightning schedule is not available as of today (July 27).

The Dells Ducks will be on the ice a little earlier, beginning with a tryout camp in Crystal Lake, Ill. Aug. 6-8.

Dells Ducks

Players will arrive in town in late August, the players will begin with a week of dryland training and then hit the ice. The team will head to Motown for a weekend of exhibition matches against the Detroit Fighting Irish and Motor City Hockey Team Sept. 10-12.

The following weekend, the Ducks will open the USPHL Premier Midwest-West regular season with games Sept. 17-18 against the Rum River Mallards from Isanti, Minn.

Jordan O’Connor
Kaylee Engel
Jack MacDonald
Julianna Teske

Locals at colleges will begin soon after.

After COVID all but wiped out seasons for a trio of locals last year, they will be looking forward to finally playing a regular NCAA Division 3 campaign this fall.

Kaylee Engel from Lavalle, captain of the 2019-20 Badger Lightning varsity team, will begin her sophomore season with the Northland College Lumberjills while, Jordan O’Connor, a 21-game winner in her senior season with the Sauk Prairie Eagles, will also be back for her second year between the pipes for the UW-River Falls Falcons while Julianna Teske, a Reedsburg resident will begin her sophomore season with the Augsburg Auggies. Regular seasons will begin in late October for all three players.

Former Baraboo/Portage captain, Jack MacDonald will begin his freshman season with the St. Michael’s College Purple Knights in the Northeast-10 Conference. The Purple Knights play out of Colchester Vermont and that season is also scheduled to begin in late-October.

Before you know it, full time hockey will be upon us again.

Teske, Auggies drops season opening pair to Saints

By Jim den Hollander

Editor/Publisher

Saukhockey.info

Julianna Teske and the Augsburg Auggies opened their 2021 regular season on the weekend with a home-and-home non-conference matches with the St. Scholastica Saints.

Teske was in the roster for both games, a 5-3 loss on home ice at Ed Saugestad Rink (Augsburg Ice Arena) on Friday night, then a return match at MARS Lakeview Arena in Duluth, Minn. Saturday evening, also won by the Saints, 3-0.

Teske suited up for both games but collected no stats – points or penalties in her NCAA Division 3 debut contests.

Julianna Teske

Wearing #12, Teske was listed as a -1 for the opening contest and was called on to take a faceoff at one point. In Duluth, Teske was rated at 0 stats wise in the contest.

Last season, the Auggies also opened the season with a pair against the Saints, taking both by a single goal, 2-1 and 3-2.

Also facing off on the opening weekend: Hamline Pipers collected a 7-0 shutout win against Concordia-Wisconsin Falcons in non-conference play and a scheduled match between St. Benedict Bennies and St. Thomas Tommies was postponed on Friday.

On Saturday, Bethel University Royals collected a 1-0 win against Concordia-Wisconsin, Hamline Pipers defeated the Bennies 3-1

The Auggies will play seven regular season conference matches – once against each team in the MIAC conference along with four non-conference matches. The team will make its MIAC debut on Saturday with a 2 p.m. faceoff on the road at Tria Rink in St. Paul against the host Hamline Pipers.

Last year, the Auggies and Pipers met in a home-and-home series early in the season, Pipers taking the first game 6-0 before the Auggies bounced back on home ice with a 4-3 edge.

Anyone wishing to watch Teske and Auggies on Friday, can tune in at the link below.

https://portal.stretchinternet.com/hamline/

Puck drops at 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon.