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PROCTOR -- The Superior High School boys hockey team notched its sixth win in its last seven games with a 5-1 win Tuesday night at Proctor. After completing a stretch of four games in six days this past weekend, the Spartans (8-3 overall, 1-1 in the Lake Superior Conference) have three more games this week. To go along with the win at Proctor, Superior hosts Duluth Central at 8 p.m. Thursday and Hudson at 2 p.m.
The Superior High School boys hockey team put the finishing touches on a busy week with a an 8-2 win over the Eau Claire North Huskies Saturday afternoon at Wessman Arena. The Spartans, playing their fourth game in six days, got two goals apiece from Chris Bishop and Taylor Leuthner to improve to 7-3 on the season. Kellen McCoshen, Dan Kolenda, Tyler Plunkett and Nate Miner also scored for the Spartans, who finished third in the Duluth Marshall Hilltopper Holiday Classic earlier in the week. Matt Miller picked up the win in goal for Superior, finishing with 25 saves.
DULUTH -- The Superior High School boys hockey team finished in third place in the Duluth Marshall Hilltopper Holiday Classic with a 4-1 over Madison Edgewood Wednesday afternoon at Mars Lakeview Arena. Picking up his second straight in goal for the Spartans was junior Joel Pettingill, who finished with 18 saves. He lost his shutout bid when Cody Strang scored unassisted with 6:33 remaining in the third period. Superior improves to 6-3 on the season, while Edgewood, which was ranked No. 1 in Wisconsin, falls to 5-2-1.
The Appleton United entered the Duluth Marshall Hilltopper Holiday Classic to get a taste of what Minnesota high school hockey competition is all about. If Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Superior High School Spartans was any indication is Appleton could easily handle adding a few more Minnesota foes to his schedule. "Physically, they beat us around the rink," SHS coach Jason Kalin said. "We played one heck of a game, but Appleton's a deep team and top to bottom every line played well for them. "We played hard right to the end, but they played like an Iron Range team.
DULUTH -- The Superior High School boys hockey team kicked off the Duluth Marshall Hilltoppers Classic with a 4-2 win over the New Ulm (Minn.) Eagles Monday afternoon at Mars Lakeview Arena. Superior coach Jason Kalin gave junior goaltender Joel Pettingill his first varsity start, and early on the move may not have looked like a good one as the Spartans found themselves trailing 2-0 just 1:04 into the second period. But Pettingill settled down, as did the rest of the Spartans as they improved to 5-2 on the season. "It feels pretty good. I had a lot of fun out there," Pettingill said.
WISCONSIN RAPIDS -- The Superior High School Spartans defeated the Wisconsin Rapids Red Raiders 5-1 Saturday afternoon at the South Wood County Recreation Center. Two days after recording a nine-point game in a 6-3 win over Crookston, Minn., the line of Taylor Leuthner, Dan Kolenda and Tyler Plunkett chalked up eight more points Saturday to help the Spartans outshoot the Red Raiders 48-19 and improve to 4-2 on the season. "The first period was pretty close, we weren't doing the small things right," SHS coach Jason Kalin said.
WISCONSIN RAPIDS - The Superior High School Spartans defeated the Wisconsin Rapids Red Raiders 5-1 Saturday afternoon at the Southwood Rec Center. The Spartans outshot the Red Raiders 48-19 in improving to 4-2 on the season. The game was scoreless until Jake Barber stole the puck at the blue line, broke in alone and put the puck over SHS goaltender Matt Miller with 27 seconds left in the first period. Superior, which killed off a 5-on-3 power play that lasted one-minute and 12 seconds, outshot Rapids 13-8 in the first period. Superior tied it up when Tyler Plunkett put a one-timer in off t
The Superior High School boys hockey team improved to 3-2 with a 6-3 win over the Crookston Pirates Thursday night at Wessman Arena. The line of Dan Kolenda, Taylor Leuthner and Tyler Plunkett led the Spartans with a nine-point night. Kolenda scored two goals and had an assist.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is an installment of "The Yellowjacket Buzz," a weekly column that runs Wednesday's in The Superior Telegram during the school year. Men's Hockey The University of Wisconsin-Superior men's hockey team improved to 13-1-1 with a 5-1 win over the Finlandia Lions Saturday afternoon before a Houghton (Mich.) County Arena crowd of 200. The Yellowjackets were well balanced on offense once again with five different players scoring goals.
Four goals from Pat Dalbec and two more from Taylor Leuthner led the Superior High School boys hockey team to an 8-2 victory over the New Richmond Tigers Saturday afternoon at Wessman Arena. The Spartans also goals from Nate Miner and Tyler Plunkett, as well as four assists from Mitch Kontny to improve to 2-1 on the season. Superior began the weekend with a 4-3 win over Andover (Minn.) Friday night at home. Superior's three goals in the opening period came in the final 4:46. Dalbec scored first at 12:14 with assists from Andrew Bronson and Kontny. Leuthner's power-play goal made it 2-0 at