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MADISON - The season came to an end Thursday for the Superior High School boys hockey team thanks to Hunter Scott and the Eau Claire Memorial Old Abes. Scott, a 6-foot-4 junior, scored three goals to lead the Old Abes to a 4-2 victory over the Spartans in a WIAA State Hockey Tournament quarterfinal game Thursday afternoon at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. The Spartans end their season with a 16-8-1 record while the Old Abes (22-5-1) advance to today's semifinals against Wausau West (26-1-1), a 2-1 winner over Wisconsin Rapids (13-12-1). "It feels great," Scott said.
The Superior High School boys hockey team has qualified for the WIAA State Tournament for a state leading 33rd time, including for the ninth straight year.
Senior members of the Superior High School boys hockey team are focused on this weekend's WIAA State Tournament, which begins Thursday at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. Soon after the tournament is over, the Spartans' eight seniors will begin to focus on their futures beyond high school. Most have plans to attend college, including Joel Pettingill (UW-Superior), Jake Mergen (Minnesota or St. Scholastica), Andrew Bronson (Minnesota) and Kyle Wilander (Argosy University).
The Superior High School boys hockey team is known to be young and small.
NOTE: This story will be updated. The Superior High School boys hockey team advanced to next week's WIAA State Hockey Tournament with a 6-3 win over the New Richmond Tigers Saturday afternoon at Wessman Arena. Sophomore Caleb Dushkin led the Spartans with three goals and an assist as the Spartans improve to 16-7-1. Mitch Kontny, Chris Bishop and Nolan Holcombe also scored for Superior, while goaltender Joel Pettingill finished with 28 saves.
Superior High School's Chris Bishop was recently quoted saying the game-winning overtime goal he scored recently against Duluth Marshall was "the biggest goal of my life." Well, it's safe to say that the senior captain for the Spartan hockey team has a new one. Bishop scored his second game-winning overtime goal within a span of eight days when he scored 30 seconds into the fifth overtime of Superior's 2-1 victory over River Falls Tuesday night at Wessman Arena. "I guess I have to take the Marshall goal back now, five OTs, yeah, it's definitely the biggest goal of my career," Bishop said.
The Superior High School boys hockey team has been to eight straight WIAA State Hockey Tournaments. Making it to nine straight was in severe jeopardy Tuesday night at Wessman Arena thanks to the River Falls Wildcats. A chance for a ninth straight trip to state was kept alive when Chris Bishop scored an unassisted goal 30 seconds into the fifth overtime to give the Spartans a 2-1 victory over the Wildcats, ending a game that lasted almost four hours. Superior (15-7-1) will now play the New Richmond Tigers (17-7-1) at 1 p.m.
Boy how things change. Just three seasons ago Jameson Lundquist and Jake Nelson helped the St. Scholastica Saints pull off a stunning upset of the University of Wisconsin-Superior Yellowjackets in their NCHA playoff series. Spring ahead to the present and the two former Superior Spartan standouts are now students at UWS and will attempt to help the Yellowjackets return the favor to the Saints when the two teams meet in a NCHA quarterfinal series this weekend at Mars Lakeview Arena. "The series in 2007 was absolutely crazy," Lundquist said. "We were kind of in the situation we're in now.
The Superior High School boys hockey team wrapped up its regular season with a thrilling 5-4 come-from-behind overtime victory over Duluth Marshall Saturday afternoon at Wessman Arena. The Spartans, who trailed 4-2 after two periods, picked up the victory when Chris Bishop scored from the right circle just 25 seconds into the eight-minute overtime session. "This was probably the biggest goal of my career," Bishop said. "This was huge.
The Superior High school boys basketball team and coach Dave Kontny now have one for the thumb. With a 77-65 win over the Cloquet Lumberjacks Friday night before the largest crowd of the season in the SHS gym, the Spartans clinched their fifth straight Lake Superior Conference championship. Leading Superior to the win and title was junior Rob Kraft, who scored a career-high 30 points along with four steals, four assists and seven rebounds. "Rob had a nice game for us," Kontny said. "Rob's capable of shooting the ball like that every night.