4 Spartans named all-state in hockeyBukowski named first-team all-state; Spartans win section academic award
Superior High School’s Nolan Holcombe, Brett Bukowski and Daniel Litchke were named to the Wisconsin Hockey Coaches Association 2012 All-State Hockey team as well as to the Lake Superior Conference All-Conference Hockey Team for the 2011-12 season.
Bukowski, a senior defenseman, was named first-team all-state and second team All-LSC; Holcombe was an honorable mention pick on the all-state team and a second team all-LSC pick; and Litchke, a junior was named honorable mention on both teams.
Also honored from Superior was senior Brady Uotinen, who was named an honorable mention defenseman on the all-state team.
As a team, the Spartans are the Section 1 Academic Champions with a 3.81 grade point average. Reedsburg/Wisconsin Dells, coached by former Superiorite Neil Mattson and Jerry Klosowski, were the academic state champs with a 3.86 GPA.
Bukowski was also a WHCA Player of the Year finalist, which was won by Rice Lake’s Kody Novinski and former Superiorite Mike Cowan won the George Baumann Friends of Hockey Away. Cowan is currently the head coach of the Marian University women’s hockey team.
WHCA 2012 All-State team
Jesse Tredinnick, Onalaska, Sr.; Joe Engelhart, Siren, Sr; Kody Novinski, Rice Lake, Sr.; Kyle Lee, Wausau West, Sr.; Bryce Hladovak, Mosinee, Sr.; Zach Comfort, Sr., Wausau East; Jason Ford, Sr., Waunakee; Joe Llaurado, Sr., Milw. Marquette; Eddie Matshshima, Sr., Verona; Peter Schmitz, Sr., Homestead; Nick Monfils, Jr., Oshkosh; Zed Dietrich, So., Waukesha.
Tim Davison Sr., Notre Dame Academy; Brett Bukowski, Sr., Superior; Seth Wage, Sr., Wausau West; Alex Vanko, Sr., Oregon; Matt Fosdick, Sr., Brookfield; Matt Kaitchuck, Sr., Northland Pines; Michael Kapla, Jr., Eau Claire Memorial; Keegan Ford, So., Waunakee.
Jared Enkers, Sr., D.C. Everest; Stephen Schultz, Sr., Sauk Prairie; Chris Nell, Jr., Notre Dame; Mike Roznik, Jr., Milwaukee Marquette.
Seniors: Drew Otto, Menomonie; Corey Roadhouse, USM; Luke Bjorklund, Reedsburg/Dells; Jared Sprink, Mosinee; Matt Bulovsky, DeForest; Logan Murphy, Chippewa Falls; Taylor Brown, Edgewood; Nate Jones, New Richmond; Nolan Holcombe, Superior; Alex Schuchuk, Madison West; Tyler Groniak, Sparta; Ashton Wackym, USM; Matthew Knapp, ECM; Zach Campbell, Wis. Rapids; Keaton Bronston, Onalaska; tom Kilgore, Wausau West; Travis Jacobson, Sauk Prairie; Dylan Haskins, Hudson; Jake Roeper, Homestead; Alex Yde, DCE; Zach Yozamp, Sun Prairie; Bjorn Asher, Waupaca; Derek Robarge, Rice Lake; Ben Splichen, Bay Port; Jared Wurster, Wausau East; Payton Trammell, Fox Cities.
Juniors: Tyler Grebe, St. Mary’s Springs; Hunter Routheau, Green Bay United; Zach Jones, Verona; Daniel Litchke, Superior; Jake Mullendore, Amery; Griff Jeszka, Milw. Marquette.
Sophomores: Brett Gruber, Notre Dame; Mason Appleton, Notre Dame; Austin Eiler, Oshkosh; Zach Johnson, Monona Grove.
Seniors: Austin Oungst, Lakeland; Brandt Rogers, Brookfield; Isaac Hale, Stoughton; Brady Uotinen, Superior; Tyler Hermes, Bay Port; Mitch LaVelle, Chippewa Falls; Nathan Burke, USM; Alan Sackmann, DCE; Cole Gastel, Verona; Tyler Richison, Amery; Michael Bostwick, Baraboo; Nick Christensen, Reedsburg/Dells.
Juniors: John Feemster, Wausau West; Matt Larson, Siren; Beau Ash, Waupaca; Daniel Tripicchio, Hudson; Thomas Aiken, Whitefish Bay; Austin Zywiec, New Richmond; Jake Bunz, Middleton; Dan Addie, Janseville; Joey Judge, USM.
Sophomore: Matt Berkovitz, Ashwaubenon.
Seniors: Scott Sibik, Onalaska; Thomas Labatt, Siren; Matt Opsal, Verona.
Junior: Quinn Disrub, Kettle Moraine.
Sophomores: Sam Weigert, Wausau West; Jake Kupsky, Waukesha; Jacob Stephen, Northland Pines; Ryan Wischow; Ashwaubenon.
LSC All-Conference Hockey Team
Jared Thomas, Hermantown, Sr., F; Judd Peterson, Marshall, Sr., F; Karson Kuhlman, Cloquet, So., F; Jared Kolquist, Hermantown, Sr., D; Brian LeBlanc, Hermantown, Sr., D; John Scheuer, Cloquet, Sr., G.
Levi Talarico, Duluth Denfeld, Jr., F; Ian Ecklund, Proctor, Sr., F; Nolan Holcombe, Superior, Sr., F; Jake Bushey, Marshall, Sr., D; Brett Bukowski, Superior, Sr., D; Matt Mensinger, Hermantown, Sr., G.
Daniel Litchke, Superior, Jr., F; Ben Campbell, Duluth Denfeld, Sr., D; Zach Thompson, Duluth Denfeld, Jr., G.