Griebe shutout leads Bantam Cheavers past Verona

By Jim den Hollander

Editor/Publisher

Saukhockey.info

A 17-save shutout for Alex Griebe helped the RWD Bantam Cheavers wrap up a 3-0 win against the Verona Wildcats at Reedsburg Area Community Arena (RACA) on Sunday (Jan. 10).

The Cheavers collected a goal in each period, waiting until the final seconds of the frame on the first two.

Tristan Edgerton collected the game winner converting a pass from Carter Renneberg as the buzzer sounded to end the first period and Bryton Clark notched the second just 14 ticks from the end of the middle period from Tye Barney and Jason Hess.

Nick McPherson added the insurance marker early in the final period from Alec Breunig and Renneberg.

RWD outshot the Wildcats 26-17, the widest margin coming in the middle frame when the home team held a 13-3 advantage.

The win boosted the team’s overall season record to 16-5 and this weekend the team hits the road to a Sparta tournament beginning Saturday with a 10 a.m. game against the Oregon Panthers and then back at 2 p.m. against the Sparta Spartans.

Bantam Cheavers have not played either team yet this season.

Next home game for the Cheavers will be next Saturday against Onalaska.

Tristan Edgerton’s goal at the first period buzzer ended up being the game winner on Sunday

Bantam Cheavers win three

By Jim den Hollander

Editor/Publisher

Saukhockey.info

RWD bantam Cheavers added three more wins to its total Dec. 12-13, all on home ice at Reedsburg Area Community Arena (RACA).

On the Saturday, the Cheavers battled the Madison West Polar Caps twice, collecting a lopsided 5-1 win early in the day, then pressed to the final minute in the afternoon rematch, an empty netter with just under a minute to go finally clinching a 4-2 decision.

On Sunday, the Cheavers faced and defeated Dubuque Junior Saints for the third time this season. After a pair of wins in Dubuque earlier this year, the Cheavers settled for a 3-2 decision on home ice on Dec. 13.

 

Saturday Dec. 12

West Madison Polar Caps 1 @ RWD Cheavers 5

West Madison Polar Caps 2 @ RWD Cheavers 4

In the first game Saturday, the Cheavers grabbed control of the contest with three unanswered first period goals, scored by Tye Barney, RJ Manley, and Bryton Clark. Tristan Edgerton set up two and the other came with help from Caden Uminski.

Kayla Garbacz increased the lead with her middle period goal, from Edgerton and Gus DeFosse added another near the halfway mark of the third.

Alex Griebe kicked out everything fired at him until the Caps finally found an opening, robbing him of a shutout inside the final 20 seconds of the contest.

The second game was much closer, teams even at 1-1 after a period and 2-2 heading to the third.

Edgerton notched the first goal, unassisted, then set up Alec Breunig for the second period goal. It was Edgerton again, collecting his sixth point of the day with 4:20 to play putting the Cheavers in front for a third and final time before Manley slid home the clincher into an empty Caps net with 55 seconds to go.

Griebe collected another win in goal for the Cheavers with 20 saves, 11 of them in the final period.

 

Game winner scored by Tristan Edgerton

 

Dubuque Jr. Saints 2 @ RWD Cheavers 3

RWD scored first again on Sunday, Uminski’s goal at the 5:35 mark standing up as the only goal of the first period.

The Saints fired the equalizer 4:32 into the second but Clark slammed a pass from Carter Renneberg home to put the Cheavers in front again just over a minute later. Another goal late in the period had teams even at 2-2 with a period to play.

The Cheavers turned up the heat in the final period, outshooting its guests 16-8. Uminski’s second of the contest, scored late in the period was the game winner with assists for Barney and Edgerton.

Griebe stopped 19 shots to collect the win.

 

Bantam Cheavers third at BRF tourney

The bantam RWD Cheavers wrapped up third place at a tournament in Black River Falls over this past weekend. Pictured are team members including in front from left: Bryton Clark, Kayla Garbacz, Gus DeFosse, Alex Griebe, Tye Barney and Nick McPherson. In back from left are: Coach Billy Oakes, Devin Hughes, Bryan Mammos, Tristan Edgerton, Nolan Pope, RJ Manley, Kaden Uminski, Carter Renneberg and Coach Glenn Hughes. Absent from the photo are Ryleigh Bychinski and Jaxon Hess along with Team Manager Tara Uminski.

By Jim den Hollander

Editor/Publisher

Saukhockey.info

The RWD  bantam ‘A’ youth hockey team picked up two wins in three contests and avenged an earlier lopsided defeat on its way to a third place showing at a bantam tournament in Black River Falls this past weekend.

After opening the tournament with a 9-0 shutout against SHAW (Southeastern Hockey Association of Wisconsin) in its opening contest, the bantams ran into a tough opponent from Monroe, falling 11-0 to the Avalanche which ultimately sent the locals to the third-place contest against the host Black River Falls squad.

The same two teams met in early November, Black River Falls winning by a lopsided score. However, this time around, a Kaden Uminski hat trick set the tone for a 6-3 RWD victory in the bronze contest, pushing the team’s overall record to a solid 12-2 on the season.

Cheavers 9 vs. SHAW 0

RWD got things off to a successful start with a lopsided shutout win, the second of the season for Alex Griebe.

Nolan Pope opened and closed the scoring for the Cheavers with RJ Manley contributing a hat trick and an assist. Kaden Uminski collected a goal and two assists with other goals for Alec Breunig, Gus DeFosse and Devin Hughes and single assists for Carter Renneberg and Tristan Edgerton.

The Cheavers collected four goals in both the first and second periods adding one more down the stretch.

Cheavers 0 vs. Avalanche 11

RWD saw the other side of a quick start in its second game, falling behind 4-0 in the first before stemming the tide to a single goal against down the second. But the Avalanche continued to cover the Cheavers in the third with another half dozen unanswered goals.

 

Cheavers 6 vs. Tigers 3

Before the loss to Monroe, the Cheavers had just one defeat on the season and that was a lopsided decision at Black River Falls earlier in the season.

If they were intimidated in the rematch it didn’t show as RWD sandwiched a long Tigers’ marker in the first period with two of their own, from Breunig and Uminski. Nick McPherson and Breunig had assists on the Uminski goal.

Both teams scored twice in the middle period, Uminski collecting one for RWD before Bryan Mammos added the game winner a short time later, on a feed from Carter Renneberg.

Insurance came in the final period with goals scored by Gus DeFosse and Tristan Edgerton and another set up for Uminski.

Three game weekend

The win boosted the Cheavers’ overall record this season to 12-2 and they locals will be back in action this weekend with three home games at Reedsburg Area Community Arena (RACA). The Polar Caps B and Polar Caps B (Blue) from West Madison will make up the opposition Saturday with games at 10:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. respectively before Dubuque Junior Saints wrap it up with a 4:45 p.m. faceoff on Sunday.

 

Attached below is an interview done with Kaden Uminski earlier this season after a six-asssist weekend that helped the team to wins at Dubuque.

Oakes leads Bantam RWD into new season

By Jim den Hollander

Publisher/Editor

Saukhockey.info

RWD Youth Hockey will see its first faceoff of the season this weekend with the senior squad, the Baraboo Cheavers, hitting the ice for a pair at RACA on Sunday.

The RWD bantams will once again be coached by Billy Oakes with Glenn Hughes coaching as well.

The bantams will play host to the Washington County Ice twice on Sunday, facing off at 11 a.m. and then again at 1:30.

RWD bantams team members include include in numberical order:

 

Number                                  Player

1                                              Alexander Griebe

2                                              Kaden Uminski

4                                              Kayla Garbacz

6                                              Ryleigh Bychinski

10                                            Alec Breunig

11                                            Carter Renneberg

16                                            Bryton Clark

18                                            Nolan Pope

19                                            Gus Defosse

20                                            Tye Barney

30                                            Tristan Edgerton

TBA                                         Jaxon Hess

TBA                                         Devin Hughes

TBA                                         Bryan Mammos

TBA                                         Nicholas McPherson