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DULUTH -- The Superior High School boys hockey team wrapped up its regular season with an 8-5 loss to the Duluth Marshall Hilltoppers Saturday afternoon at Mars Lakeview Arena. Marshall (13-8-1) jumped all over the Spartans with goals at 29 seconds and 1:05 of the first period. Superior scored the next three goals, two by Taylor Leuthner and one by Tyler Plunkett, for a 3-2 lead early in the second period. But the Hilltoppers bounce back with the next six goals, including three in a row by Zach Mausolf, for an 8-3 lead with 12 minutes remaining. Superior completed the scoring with power-pl
The University of Wisconsin-Superior women's hockey team celebrated "Senior Day" with a 3-0 win over the UW-Eau Claire Blugolds Saturday afternoon at Wessman Arena. Celebrating the most was Yellowjacket senior goaltender Rikki Nespor, who picked up the shutout with 16 saves. Superior's only other senior is Jamie McClintock, who assisted on Shana Katz's game-winning goal 3:29 into the first period. Jessica Tyra and Jodi Holland also scored for the Yellowjackets, who are now 14-7-2 overall and 10-4-2 in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association. Holland and Kala Chilstrom also assisted on T
The University of Wisconsin-Superior men's hockey team clinched the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association's regular-season championship with a 4-3 win over the College of St. Scholastica Saints Friday night at Wessman Arena. Along with the NCHA title, the Yellowjackets (20-2-3 overall, 11-1-2 NCHA) wrap up the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Peters Cup tournament and will host Lake Forest in the quarterfinals next Friday and Saturday. The loss drops the Saints (18-5-2, 9-4-1) and gives them the No. 3 seed.
The University of Wisconsin-Superior women's hockey team power past the UW-Eau Claire Blugolds 4-1 Friday afternoon at Wessman Arena. The Yellowjackets scored three power-play goals to improve to 13-7-2 overall and 12-7-3 in the NCHA. The Blugolds, who fall to 12-7-3 and 7-6-2, avoided being shutout with Toni Simone's goal with 5:51 remaining in the third period. Missing out on the shutout was UWS goaltender Melissa Kunzelman, who finished with 20 saves. Morgan Pieper had 31 saves for UWEC. UWS scored the only goal of the first period on Jamie McClintock's power-play goal at 9:13.
Hat tricks from Dan Kolenda and Mitch Kontny helped lead the Superior High School boys hockey team to a 11-1 victory over the Ashland Oredockers on "Senior Night" Tuesday at Wessman Arena. Tyler Plunkett added two goals while scoring single goals were Kyle Walkowiak, Chris Bishop and Caleb Dushkin. Walkowiak's goal was the first varsity goal for the senior defenseman. Getting in the scoring column with assists were Taylor Leuthner with four, Pat Dalbec and Bishop with three apiece, and Sean Hoff, Branden Burd, Nate Miner, Dushkin, Kellen McCoshen and Walkowiak with one each.
The University of Wisconsin-Superior men's hockey team celebrated "Senior Night" with a 6-3 victory over the UW-Eau Claire Blugolds Friday night at Wessman Arena. Recognized prior to the game were seniors Kevin Huck, Eric Bausano, Andrew MacKenzie, Seth Reda, Ryan Kuntz, Jeff Herman, Chad Beiswenger and Rob Turville. MacKenzie, Reda and Bausano celebrated by scoring goals, while Herman, Kuntz and Reda dished out assists. Tyler Fletcher also notched his fifth and sixth goals of the year as UWS improved to 18-2-3 overall and 9-1-2 in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association. Superior's fin
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is an installment of "The Yellowjacket Buzz," a weekly column which runs Wednesday's in The Superior Telegram during the school year. Women's Hockey One day after posting a natural hat trick, Jodi Holland was at it again Saturday as she scored two more goals in a 6-0 win over Lake Forest for the University of Wisconsin-Superior women's hockey team Saturday afternoon at Wessman Arena. Rikki Nespor picked up the shutout for the Yellowjackets with 29 saves. Holland also scored three straight goals in Superior's win over Concordia (Wis.) Friday night.
Jodi Holland's natural hat trick lifted the University of Wisconsin-Superior women's hockey team to a 5-3 victory over the Concordia University Falcons Friday night at Wessman Arena. With the game tied 1-1 after two periods, Holland scored three straight goals to help the Yellowjackets snap a three-game winless streak and improve to 10-6-2 overall and 6-3-2 in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association. The loss drops the Falcons to 2-8-3 and 4-11-3. Despite Holland's scoring spree, the Yellowjackets had to hold on as Concordia scored twice in the final five minutes to get within 4-3 with 1
Heavy Metal Hockey went a perfect 8-0 to win the 5th annual Great Lakes Classic Pond Hockey Championships this weekend at Barker's Island. HMH, which is located in Duluth, defeated Superior's Need a Fifth, 25-19, in the championship game to win in their debut in the tournament. Members of the winning team were Steve Rodberg and Ryan Vieau of Twig, Minn., Rheese Carlson and Ben Johnson of Duluth and Tony Scherber of Proctor. "It was tied 17-17, but then we were able to pull away with it," Vieau said.
It's a pretty sure bet that Northland College's Daniel McIntosh slept well Friday night. Afterall, all the Lumberjack goaltender did was record a NCAA Division III-record 95 saves Friday night in a 4-0 loss to Adrian (Mich.) before a Bay Area Civic Center crowd of 150. McIntosh stopped 39 shots in the first period, 29 more in the second and 27 in the third. According to the Associated Press, McIntosh beat the previous record of 77 saves by John Herud of Nichols against Maine in 1973. Adrian got two goals from Adam Krug, one goal each from Mike Leone and Mike Dahlinger and 11 saves from Bra