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Pat Dalbec's penalty-shot goal helped propel the Superior High School boys hockey team to a 4-1 win over Providence Academy in the opening game of the Marshall Hilltopper Holiday Classic Tuesday afternoon at Duluth's Mars Lakeview Arena. With the game tied 1-1 with 6:42 left in the second period, Superior's constant pressure forced a Providence player to help out goaltender Michael Taffe by covering up the puck in the crease. That resulted in a penalty shot be awarded to Superior and coach Jason Kalin picked Dalbec for the attempt. "Dalby's one of our tricksters when it comes our showdown d
Hermantown's starting line of Drew LeBlanc, Andrew Christianson and Ryan Schmidt had a game they'll remember for a long time. All the trio did for the Hawks was combine on 17 points -- seven goals, 10 assists -- in a 10-1 win over the Spartans Tuesday night at Wessman Arena. LeBlanc finished with four goals and two assists, Schmidt had two goals and four assists and Christianson had a goal and four assists. The Hawks' first goal came 20 seconds into the game as Schmidt scored off a face off after the Spartans started the game by icing the puck twice. Hermantown eventually took a 3-0 lead i
The University of Wisconsin-Superior men's hockey team rebounded from Friday's overtime loss at UW-Stout with a 4-2 win over the UW-River Falls Falcons Saturday night before a Wessman Arena crowd of 1,382. Playing a big role in the quick turnaround was freshman Braden Desmet, who scored two goals, including a short-hander that gave the Yellowjackets a 3-0 lead early in the first period. "Our backs were against the wall, but we came out and put Friday's loss behind us," Desmet said. "You can't dwell on it, so we came out blazing and we ended up winning.
Superior High School girls hockey coach Scott VanDamme set some lofty goals for this year's Spartan squad. The goal every year is to eventually make it to the Wisconsin state tournament, but this year he wanted his team to take at least 15 wins with it to Madison. "If we could finish the regular season at 15-5, that would have a pretty good mark, a very good mark," VanDamme said.
Every hockey coach wants to see its team improve every time it takes to the ice, and Superior High School boys hockey coach Jason Kalin is no different. After starting last season with six straight losses, Kalin was hoping for a better start to the 2006-07 season, and he got it with a 5-3 win over the Breck School Mustangs. The luster of the win was tarnished a bit as the Spartans followed that up with a 5-1 loss last Saturday at Eau Claire Memorial. "We had a poor showing at Memorial, but that may have been one of the healthiest things that could have happened to our program," Kalin said.
The University of Wisconsin-Superior men's basketball team opened Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference action with a 90-65 loss to UW-River Falls Wednesday night before a crowd of 350 at Mertz Mortorelli Gym. Leonard Cobb, last season's WIAC leading scorer for UWS, was held to four points and five rebounds while playing just 16 minutes because of foul trouble. Cobb, who picked up his fourth foul with four minutes left in the first half, didn't enter again until 2:30 had elapsed in the second half.
Missed opportunities in the first period came back to haunt the Superior High School girls hockey team in its 5-1 loss to the Proctor-Hermantown-Marshall Mirage Tuesday night at the Superior Ice Arena. In a scoreless first period, the Spartans failed on three power-play opportunities. Despite skating six minutes with an extra skater in the first 17 minutes of the game, Superior was outshot 14-7. Just seconds after the Spartans' fourth power play ended, Anna Pettingill beat Mirage goaltender Jen Coyle with a hard wrist shot from the slot.
The UW-Stevens Point women's hockey team avoided being swept by the University of Wisconsin-Superior Yellowjackets with a 4-1 win Saturday afternoon before a Wessman Arena crowd of 200. One day after the Yellowjackets defeated the Pointers 3-1, UWSP turned the tables on UWS to improve to 5-1 overall and 1-1 in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association. The loss drops the Yellowjackets to 7-2 overall and 1-1 in the NCHA. After a scoreless first period, Stevens Point scored both goals of the second period, Madison Darud tallied at 6:54 and Michelle Sosnowski at 11:59. The Pointers made it 3
Derek Johnson's 28 points, including three straight 3-pointers with just over two minutes remaining, lifted the St.
The University of Wisconsin-Superior women's hockey team are unbeaten at 6-0 on the season with a 2-1 win over St. Mary's University Saturday at Wessman Arena, but it didn't come easy. After two scoreless periods, Brianne Mosher and Alicia Cowieson scored to give the Yellowjackets a 2-0 lead. But with 2:13 remaining, St.