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Corey Stark must have had a lucky rabbits foot in his breezers Saturday night at Wessman Arena. The University of Wisconsin-Superior freshman turned a couple of potential mistakes into second-period goals to help the Yellowjackets hand UW-Stout its first conference loss with a 4-2 victory. With the game tied 1-1 early in the second period, Stark and teammate Chris Berry got stuck deep in their offensive zone as Stout started to take the puck the other way. But UWS defenseman Brian Bina kept the puck from leaving the zone and the next thing you know Berry is making a move on Stout's goalie a
If Hudson's 6-5 win over the Superior High School boys hockey team Saturday afternoon at Wessman Arena is any indication of what to expect with the upcoming WIAA playoffs, things should be very exciting. Despite the loss, the Spartans (10-8) still got the No. 1 seed at Sunday's seeding meeting and will host the winner of the Spooner/Shell Lake and Webster Co-op game at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15. "We thought there was a chance we'd get the No. 2 seed, just because Hudson beat us so late in the season," SHS coach Jason Kalin said.
Lindsey Lindstrom scored 16 of her game-high 21 points in the second half to lead the Superior High School girls basketball team to a 41-35 victory over the Ashland Oredockers Thursday night at the SHS gym. Lindstrom also grabbed nine rebounds and blocked six shots as the Spartans improved to 10-5 overall and 8-0 in the Lake Superior Conference. The contest was worth four points in the LSC, where the Spartans have 20 points.
The Armadillos from Thunder Bay defeated Superior's Need a Fifth 16-14 in the championship game of the 2007 Great Lakes Classic Pond Hockey Tournament Sunday afternoon at Barker's Island. Members of the winning team are Jeremy Enders, Jamie Dowson, Ryan Johnson and Ryan Sustawenko. The Armadillos have competed in all three Superior pond hockey tournaments, losing in the semifinals last year.
The University of Wisconsin-Superior women's hockey team fell out of first place in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association over the weekend with a loss and a tie. After UWS fell to the UW-Eau Claire Blugolds 3-1 Friday afternoon, UW-River Falls scored a power-play goal with 5:52 remaining to pull out a 3-3 tie on Saturday afternoon. Both games were played at Wessman Arena. River Falls (10-5-4 overall) is now in first place with 14 points on an NCHA record of 6-2-2. The Yellowjackets (14-3-1) have 13 points in the NCHA with a 6-3-1 record.
The University of Wisconsin-Superior women's hockey team lost to the UW-Eau Claire Blugolds 3-1 Friday afternoon before a crowd of around 200 at Wessman Arena. UWEC scored three straight goals, two in the first period and one in the second, before UWS got on the board with Erin Kegley's score 35 seconds into the third period. Superior outshot Eau Claire 12-3 in the second period and 11-6 in the third, but Blugold goaltender Mikaela Jobman picked up the win with 28 saves. UWS goaltender Melissa Kunzelman had 12 saves in a losing effort. The loss drops the Yellowjackets to 14-3 overall and
The University of Wisconsin-Superior women's basketball lost to the UW-River Falls Falcons 79-61 Wednesday night at Mertz Mortorelli Gym. The Yellowjackets trailed by 21 points (44-23) at the half, and by 30 points seven minutes into the second half.
The Superior High School girls basketball team took another step toward a Lake Superior Conference championship with a 50-42 win over the Cloquet Lumberjacks Tuesday night at the SHS gym. The Spartans, 8-4 overall, are 6-0 in the LSC with 14 points. Cloquet (7-9) also has 14 points in league play, but its 5-2 LSC mark includes two losses to Superior. "Win-loss-wise they should end up winning the LSC, as long as they don't throw one away," Cloquet coach Brad Vieths said. "If we would have won this game, and then won out, the best we could have done is tied.
Former Superior Spartan Mike Sislo has committed to attend school and play hockey at the University of New Hampshire beginning this fall. The Wildcats are members of Hockey East and are currently ranked No. 3 in the country with an 18-4-1 record. Sislo (5-foot-11, 175 pounds) currently has 16 goals and nine assists for 25 points in 32 games for the Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League. He's the fifth-leading goal scorer in the USHL and is No. 1 in the league in shooting percentage. "He's an unbelievable young man," Gamblers coach Mark Mazzoleni said.
Turnovers and key 3-point shooting by UW-Eau Claire helped the Blugolds rally past the University of Wisconsin-Superior Yellowjackets 72-66 Wednesday night at Mertz Mortorelli Gym. The Yellowjackets turned the ball over 14 times in the game, including a stretch of four straight possessions when the Blugolds turned a 52-46 deficit into a 67-58 lead with 2:34 remaining. That would be the closest the 'Jackets would get as UWEC snapped a five-game losing streak and improved to 8-8 overall and 2-6 in the WIAC. The Yellowjackets, who have lost six of the last seven meetings with UWEC, fall to 5-1