Prep wrap: Memorial and West to square off in the Culver’s Cup final
Senior forward Parker Lindauer completed his hat trick during the first period Friday afternoon, as the Madison Memorial boys hockey team scored six times in the first 17 minutes on its way to a berth in tonight’s Culver’s Cup championship game.
Lindauer added his fourth goal — in the third period — to help the Spartans roll to an 8-3 victory over the Oshkosh North co-op and into tonight’s 7:30 p.m. final against Madison West at Madison Ice Arena.
Jack Strey scored two goals in three minutes during the second period for the North co-op.
Madison West 5, Baldwin-Woodville 3
The Regents (9-3-1) recovered from an early 2-0 deficit with three third-period goals for a victory over the Blackhawks (10-3-0) in a Culver’s Cup semifinal. Drake Baldwin assisted on West’s first two goals and clinched the victory with an empty-netter. West also got goals from Felix Jiang, Joe Clark and Alex Duchemin.
Wausau West 4,
Verona 3 (OT)
The top-ranked Wildcats (10-1-2) suffered their first loss of the season, falling to the Warriors (9-2-0) in a semifinal of the Showdown in Titletown in Green Bay. Late penalties against Verona contributed to three power-play goals for West.
La Crosse Aquinas co-op 4, Stoughton 2
The Avalanche (8-4-0) got all four goals from senior forward Ryan Wink and defeated the Vikings (4-8-0) in a consolation semifinal of the Monk’s Cheeseburger Classic in Lake Delton. For Stoughton, junior Brody Hlavacek scored twice and senior Carter Hellenbrand had 25 saves.
Waunakee 5, Waupun 0
Waunakee goalie Hunter Beck made 25 saves and forward Mason Ihrke scored two goals as the visiting Warriors (7-4) beat Waupun (3-9) in the Waupun Holiday Classic.
Beaver Dam 3, Evanston (Ill.) 2
A goal in each period lifted the Golden Beavers (8-4) over the Wildcats (5-5). The deciding goal was struck early in the third period by junior forward Ben Cremers and assisted by senior Brock Brendemihl.Girls hockey
Superior co-op 3, Middleton co-op 2 (OT)
A goal from sophomore Brooklyn Burger five minutes into overtime gave the Spartans (2-10-0) a spot in the championship game of the Culver’s Cup after a victory over the Metro Lynx (4-7-0). The Metro Lynx got a first-period goal from senior forward Sierra Berg.
Re-routed from a tournament in Fargo, North Dakota, due to poor weather, the Stoughton wrestling team instead was welcomed as a late addition to the field of the 68-team Bi-State Classic in the La Crosse Center.
After Friday’s opening day, the Vikings stand in the Division 1 lead with 209 points and qualified five individuals for today’s semifinals.
Making it through were Nicola Rivera (22-0 on the season) at 106 pounds, Braeden Whitehead (15-1) at 132, Hunter Lewis (22-0) at 138, Gavin Model (21-1) at 152 and Cade Spilde (19-3) at 160.
Waunakee advanced Ty Miller (17-3) at 145 and Reed Ryan (18-1) at 220 to the semifinals. Lodi also produced two semifinalists, Chandler Curtis (20-3) at 113 and Garrett Moll (20-2) at 132.
River Valley’s Shane Liegel (22-0) advanced at 182 and Portage’s Jessie Tijerina (15-0) advanced at 126.