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The Superior High School boys' hockey team celebrated Jason Kalin's 200th game as head coach of the Spartans with a 9-2 victory over the Menomonie Indians Tuesday night in a WIAA sectional semifinal game at Wessman Arena. The Spartans will now play the Hudson Raiders at 2 p.m. Saturday in New Richmond for a berth in next weekend's WIAA state tournament.
University of Wisconsin-Superior goaltender Chad Beiswenger celebrated his 25th birthday Saturday by breaking the Yellowjackets' shutout record with a 5-0 win over the Lake Forest Foresters at Wessman Arena. Beiswenger's shutout was the 13th of his career, but more importantly, it helped the Yellowjackets complete a sweep of the Foresters and advance to the Peters Cup semifinals next Saturday at home against St.
The Superior High School boys hockey team opened the WIAA playoffs with a 7-2 win over the Webster Co-op Blizzard Thursday night at Wessman Arena. The Spartans (14-7) will now host Menomonie at 7 p.m. Tuesday, after Menomonie defeated New Richmond 4-3 Thursday. The winner of that game will advanced to the sectional championship game Feb. 28 in New Richmond. The Spartans entered Thursday's game with the region's No. 1 seed and a 13-7 record.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is an installment of "The Yellowjacket Buzz," a weekly column by the University of Wisconsin-Superior sports information department. "The Buzz" runs Wednesday's in The Superior Telegram during the school year. Men's Hockey 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.
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
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 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