Superior 12U girls win state consolation championship
The Superior Spartans 12U girls hockey team wrapped up its season with a consolation championship at last weekend’s Wisconsin State Championship in Janesville.
Spartan goals by Lucy Drougas (assisted by Arika Trentor) and Lauren Krob weren’t enough to carry game one as Superior was forced into the consolation bracket with a loss to the host team from Rock County.
The Spartans’ fortunes changed later Saturday with a 3-1 win over the Central Wisconsin Storm with two Spartan goals by Madeline Stroup on assists from Trentor and Drougas, followed by an insurance goal from Isabel Franta, assisted by Laramie Prell.
“Maddy’s goals were a lot of fun for the entire team and for our fans,” assistant coach Ben Nygaard said. “Maddy is a hard-working young skater who has just begun her hockey career, and she really galvanized the team with that two-goal effort.”
The Spartans got off to a rough start in the consolation championship against Green Bay, but an unassisted goal by Prell early in the second period got the Spartans on the board. Drougas later found an open Taylor Routley, who unleashed a slap-shot for goal number two.
“I’ve watched Taylor take those shots all year long, and I always feel for the goalie when I see a shot like that — you can’t stop what you can’t see,” head coach Doug Trentor said.
With the game between the Spartans and Bobcats tied at 2-2, Drougas skated end-to-end to score an unassisted game-winning goal with 50 seconds remaining in the third period.
“We didn’t finish with that big trophy that we had our eyes on, but we accomplished a lot this year and we’ll build on that going into next season,” assistant coach Andrew Trentor said.
Remaining members of Superior’s team include goalies Charlesa Prior and Katrina Casper, Gabby Siers, Arika Trentor and Emma Welch.