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The Lucky's/Shenannigan's team of Eau Claire was the last team to sign up for the Great Lakes Classic Pond Hockey Championships, which took place this weekend at Barker's Island. That was unfortunate for the rest of the field as the former UW-Eau Claire players won the fourth annual championship with an 18-12 win over Hydro Solutions of Crookston, Minn. Ryan O'Neill, Dan Krenn, Dave Coleman and Andy Klapperick originally found out about the tournament when they were in town to play the UW-Superior Yellowjackets two years ago. "We were playing UWS and drove by and saw a bunch of little rinks
The plan Sunday night was to watch the NFC Championship Game between the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants all by myself while stretched out on the couch. But those plans didn't last very long. After spending about five hours helping run a youth hockey tournament at the Superior Ice Arena, then putting in a couple of hours at the office, I returned home around 5 p.m.
The University of Wisconsin-Superior men's basketball team entered Wednesday night's home game with the UW-Stout Blue Devils having won five of its last six home games. Stout entered the game with a 12-game losing streak. Looking at those two facts, the average person would think that the Yellowjackets would have an easy time with the Blue Devils. But that was the case as Stout easily defeated Superior 79-64 before the largest crowd of the season at Mertz Mortorelli Gym. Stout improves to 4-13 overall and 1-7 in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Association, while Superior falls to 7-
Chris Stafne's goal 4:19 into overtime gave the Duluth Denfeld Hunters a 5-4 win over the Superior High School boys hockey team Tuesday night at Wessman Arena. Stafne, who finished the night with three goals and two assists, almost scored the game-winning goal with 2:23 remaining in the third period, but his breakaway attempt was stopped by SHS goaltender Kyle Johnson. The senior wasn't to be denied a second time and when the Spartans turned the puck over at their own blue line, Stafne picked up the loose puck, skated in a couple of strides and ripped the puck past Johnson from just on top o
Dustin Ritchie has dreamed of playing basketball at the collegiate level for a long time. That dream became a reality Tuesday when the senior from Superior High School was accepted to attend school next year at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. "I'm very excited, I've always wanted to play college ball," Ritchie said. "They have a great group of guys over there and I've played all summer with them. They have Jake Smith, a phenomenal player, and they have a great group of freshmen.
Mike Plummer's wrap-around back-handed goal at 4:47 of overtime gave the Superior High School Spartans a 4-3 win over the Hermantown Hawks Tuesday night at Wessman Arena. Plummer's OT goal became necessary when Superior, which led 3-0 after two periods, watched as Hermantown tied the game with three goals in the third period. "It was a big goal, just because we're trying to win the conference," Plummer said.
The University of Wisconsin-Superior men's hockey team defeated the St. Olaf Oles 4-1 Friday night at Wessman Arena. The Yellowjackets got two goals from Isley Logan and one each from Nate Rein and Eric Bausano. Chad Beiswenger finished with 26 saves between the pipes for UWS, compared to 36 saves for St. Olaf's Nick Krauss. UWS took a 2-0 lead in the first period as Rein put the puck in the net off Krauss' glove at 6:14 and Isley beat Krauss with a back-hander from the left circle. St.
Things are sliding along just fine at the Superior Curling Club this winter. Club membership is currently around 160, up from around an all-time low of 100 members two years ago. The reason for the increase -- the 2006 Winter Olympics when the Pete Fenson rink (Shawn Rojeski, Joe Polo, John Shuster), of Bemidji, Minn., won a bronze medal. "The Olympics helped a lot," said Superior Curling Club president-elect John Hines. "It was advertised around the world and Pete Fenson did a great job.
The Christmas holiday break couldn't have come at a better time for the University of Wisconsin-Superior men's hockey team. With injuries putting their top three returning scorers and a defensive captain on the sidelines, the Yellowjackets used the recent two-week break to heal up and the team should be back at full strength soon. "It was a well-needed break," UWS coach Dan Stauber said. "The first half of the season included playing 15 games and it took a toll on us so it was a good two-week break for the kids.
Led by Jake Smith's 28 points and 18 more from Dwight Hill, the University of Wisconsin-Superior men's basketball team defeated the UW-La Crosse Eagles 71-61 Saturday afternoon at Mertz Mortorelli Gym. Smith scored 18 of his points in the first half as the Yellowjackets took a 35-32 lead into the locker room at halftime. Hill also had 13 points in the first half and UWS needed all of them to counter the 18 first-half points by Eagles' Chris Fehrenbach, who finished with a game-high 31 points. The win was the first in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference for the 'Jackets now 5-6