Tough weekend for ’Jacket teams

Superior Telegram The University of Wisconsin-Superior hockey teams and the men's basketball team went a combined 0-5 over the weekend. Men's hockey The Yellowjacket men dropped a pair of Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference games, losin...

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UW-Superior’s Matt Audette (3) rips down UW-River Falls’ Mitch Kontny (29), a former Superior Spartan, in front of the Yellowjacket goal in the second period of the Yellowjackets’ 1-0 on Saturday. The Yellowjackets donned special jerseys to commemorate Ugly Sweater Night. (Jed Carlson/

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The University of Wisconsin-Superior hockey teams and the men’s basketball team went a combined 0-5 over the weekend.


Men’s hockey


The Yellowjacket men dropped a pair of Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference games, losing to UW-River Falls 1-0 at home Friday, then 4-1 Saturday at UW-Eau Claire.

Ryan Doner’s power-play goal midway through the second period was all UWRF needed on Friday at Wessman Arena.

Former Superior Spartan Mitch Kontny assisted on the goal. After taking a pass from Mike Dietrich in the left faceoff circle, Kontny threw a cross-ice pass to Doner, who beat UWS goaltender Cory Simons with a one-timer from the right circle.

Tanner Milliron had 38 saves for the Falcons, and Simons had 23 saves for the Yellowjackets.

UWRF (9-0) four minor penalties and was just 1-of-5 on the power play.

UWS had seven penalties and failed on its only power play.

UWEC scored twice on the power play in Saturday’s win at the Hobbs Ice Center in Eau Claire.

The first power play goal came 3:30 into the game when Jeff Pauluk scored his first goal of the season.


UWS tied the game up when Tanner Dion’s wrist shot beat UWEC goaltender Jay Deo. Dion’s team-leading sixth goal of the season was assisted by Cody Hotchkin and Eric Shand.

The Blugolds scored another power-play goal late in the same period, this one by Jake Hopfner, and then made it 3-1 midway through the second as Ethan Nauman’s shot from the right circle went in off UWS goaltender Bryce Fink.

Eau Claire added an empty-net goal with less than a second remaining.

Fink made 23 saves for the Yellowjackets, and Deo had 39 saves for the Blugolds.

UWS (5-6, 0-2) plays at Marian at 8 p.m. Friday and at Milwaukee School of Engineering at 5 p.m. Saturday.


Women’s hockey

The UWS women were swept by UW-River Falls, losing 6-2 at River Falls on Friday and then 4-1 Saturday at Wessman Arena.


On Friday, the Falcons took a 1-0 lead on Dani Sibley’s goal with 4:56 left in the first period.

The teams scored give goals in the second period with Lynne Larson and Haley Olmstead scoring for UWS, and Sibley, Carley Moran and Chloe Kinsel scoring for the UWRF.

River Falls added two more goals in the third period, one each by Alice Cranston and K. Wolkerstorfer.

Megan Leikkari had 31 saves for UWS, and Angie Hall had 19 saves for UWRF.

On Saturday, Falcons took a 1-0 lead with 31 seconds left in the first period on Carly Moran’s goal.

The Falcons took a 2-0 lead in the second period when Sam Greeley dished a pass to Emily Stark at the left circle.

Stark, the daughter of Superior natives Bob and Beth (Porter) Stark, fired a wrist shot that beat Leikkari on the left side at 4:38 of the second period.

The Yellowjackets got within a goal with nine seconds later in the second period as Hailey Adiar slipped a shot past Falcon goaltender Angie Hall. Haley Olmstead and Mikayla Goodin assisted on Superior’s lone goal.

Cranston gave the Falcons a 3-1 lead midway through the third period, and Paige Johnson scored into an empty net with 1:02 left.

Leikkari stopped 25 shots in net for the Yellowjackets, while Hall turned away 18 shots for the Falcons.

The Yellowjackets (7-4, 3-3) host Marian at 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday.


Men’s basketball

UWS fell to 0-2 in WIAC play with a 77-54 loss to UW-Stevens Point Saturday at Bennett Court.

The Yellowajckets (4-5, 0-2) trailed 36-27 at the half, but the Pointers (5-2, 2-0) dominated the second half and made it a 17-point game less than three minutes into the second half.

Brian Lindblom led UWS with 15 points, while Johnquez Brooks, Ty Ketz and Zach Schradle each had 10 for the Yellowjackets.

Alex Richard led the Pointers (5-2, 2-0) with 16 points, and Sean McGann had 15.

UWS is back in action at 7 p.m. Wednesday at UW-Eau Claire. The Yellowjackets have beaten the Blugolds five straight times.

’JACKET JOTTINGS: The Pointers are ranked No. 23 by … UWSP has won the last 25 meetings with UWS since 2004.

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