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4-0 win over Rice Lake is first in five years for Superior
Also returning is Kaitlin Heinen, the 2014 Telegram Player of the Year
Ninth-annual event runs through Sunday at Superior Ice Arena
The Yellowjackets and Saints played the first game on the field that underwent a $4.6 million renovation that included artificial turf, new lighting and a new scoreboard.
Tyler Nystrom scored a goal and assisted on two others and Grant Hanson had one assist.
The 2014-15 version of the Superior High School boys hockey team mirrored that of the Spartans’ 1994 state championship team.
Superior won the WIAA Division 1 state title for the 13th time in school history Saturday with a 6-0 victory over Wausau West.
The Spartans will play Wausau West at 2:15 p.m. Saturday
Nystrom scored a goal and assisted on another to lead the Spartans into Friday’s semifinal against the Cedarburg Bulldogs, who advanced with a 3-2 victory over Reedsburg-Wisconsin Rapids.
The Spartans’ roster includes 10 seniors, led by captain Tyler Nystrom, who leads the Spartans in scoring with eight goals and 12 assists for 20 points.