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The University of Wisconsin-Superior women's hockey team completed a home-and-home sweep of St. Thomas with a 5-2 victory Saturday night at Wessman Arena. The Yellowjackets also defeated the Tommies 1-0 Friday night in Mendota Heights. With the wins, UWS improves to 7-3-1, while STU, which entered the series undefeated and ranked No.
The Superior High School boys' hockey team got into the win column for the first time this season with a 4-3 victory over the Andover Huskies Friday night at Wessman Arena. The Spartans took a 4-1 lead 7:45 into the third period on a Pat Dalbec power-play goal. The Huskies made things interesting with a pair goals down the stretch. The victory wasn't secured until Dalbec blocked a shot near the left circle as time expired. Andover outshot Superior 32-20.
Superior High School girls hockey coach Scott VanDamme said before the season started that it would be a rebuilding year for his Spartan squad. He wasn't kidding. To go along with the departure of nine seniors from last year's team, VanDamme was without the services of eight players for the first five games this season because of various team and school violations. Lost through graduation were Anna Pettingill, Amanda Baker, Ashley Martin, Amanda LeBard, Megan Atkinson, Ashlee Olson, Chelsey Jarzin, Jessica DeVinck and Janine Seifert. Martin, Olson and Seifert are currently playing for the
How quickly things can change. Just last season, Superior High School boys hockey coach Jason Kalin was relying on a defensive oriented squad that advanced all the way to the semifinals of the WIAA State Tournament. After the departure of 10 seniors, including four defensemen and goaltender Kyle Johnson, Kalin will be relying on one of the youngest teams he's had in years. "We're a lot younger than we've been in a while," Kalin said. "We have to get some experience under our belts and get ready for the season.
The season wasn't even started yet when the Superior High School girls basketball suffered its worst defeat of the season -- losing senior point guard Britnee Blake to a knee injury. "She originally hurt is during the summer, rehabed it a bit and then ran a little bit of cross country in the fall," SHS coach Dan Schulz said. "The recent injury happened in open gym during a non-contact situation.
The Superior High School boys basketball team enjoyed a successful 2007-08 season. The Spartans went 16-4 during the regular season and won their third straight Lake Superior Conference championship at a perfect 10-0. But the season came crashing down with a 48-46 loss to Menomonie in the first round of the playoffs. Even though that game was almost nine months ago, the disappointing loss is still on the minds of this year's Spartans. "You think about it all offseason," SHS coach Dave Kontny said.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is an installment of "The Yellowjacket Buzz," which runs Wednesday's in The Superior Telegram. Men's Hockey The University of Wisconsin-Superior men's hockey team completed a weekend sweep with a 2-1 win over UW-Eau Claire Saturday night at Hobbs Ice Arena. The Yellowjackets (12-1-1 overall, 6-0 Northern Collegiate Hockey Association) opened the weekend with a 3-1 win at UW-Stevens Point Friday night. Chris Berry and Braden Desmet scored for Superior Saturday night at the Hobbs Ice Center.
The Superior High School boys basketball team improved to 2-0 with a 89-40 win over Duluth Central Tuesday night at home. The Spartans, who opened its season with a 61-56 win over the Eau Claire Memorial Old Abes Friday night, jumped all over the Trojans by scoring the first 17 points of the game. Brent Engstrom's 3-point basket gave Superior a 37-9 lead and forced Central to call a time out with 6:00 remaining in the first half. The Spartans, who stopped pressing and started substituting freely, went on to lead 54-20 at the half. Superior increased its lead to 40 points, 74-34, with 9:34
EAU CLAIRE - The Superior High School boys hockey team opened the season with a 4-3 overtime loss to the Eau Claire Memorial Old Abes Saturday afternoon before a standing-room only crowd at Hobbs Ice Arena. Freshman Alex Dahl tied the game at 3-3 in the second period then scored the game-winner for the Old Abes with 1:49 remaining in the eight-minute overtime session to lift the defending WIAA state champions. Taylor Leuthner scored two goals and dished out an assist for the Spartans, who outshot the Old Abes 52-28. Matt Miller finished with 24 saves for Superior and Arrin McLaughlin had 49
EAU CLAIRE -- The University of Wisconsin-Superior men's hockey team completed a weekend sweep with a 2-1 win over UW-Eau Claire Saturday night at Hobbs Ice Arena. With the win, the Yellowjackets improved to 12-1-1 overall and 6-0 in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association. With the loss, the Blugolds fall to 7-4-0 on the year, and 2-4-0 in conference play. Superior got on the board first, three minutes into the first period on a goal from Chris Berry, his sixth of the season.