The Fond du Lac boys hockey team scored three times in the second period, and with the help of solid goaltending and a late penalty kill, the Cardinals won at Cedarburg 3-2.
After a scoreless first period, Michael Wilson put the Cardinals, ranked third in the state with a 10-0 record, on the board 3 minutes into the second period. Rex Whealon and Ty Rebedew added power play goals to make it 3-0.
“I thought we were slow in the first period,” Fondy coach Ryan Sarazin said. “I knew it was going to be a fast-paced game and I thought we adjusted to the pace and their physical play.”
Less than a minute after Rebedew’s goal the Bulldogs pulled one back. The hosts stayed aggressive in the third period scoring on a power play with 4:11 left and putting 13 shots on goal. Fondy goalie Charlie Blagoue stopped 12 of those shots, part of a 28 save night.
“It was a pretty even game up and down but we were able to hang on and gut out a road win,” Sarazin said. “Charlie played well. He had 12 saves in the third period.”
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Second period: FDL, Michael Wilson (Kyle Dunn), 14:06; FDL, Rex Whealon (Wilson, Jack Nejedlo), pp, 12:18; FDL, Ty Rebedew (Wilson, Ian Tess-Wanat), pp, 5:13; CED, Mason Etter, 4:16. Third period: CED, Tyler Fisher, pp 4:11. Saves: Blagoue 28; CED, Tyler Jansen 31.
Springs 5, Brookfield 2
At the Blue Line, Springs ran its winning streak to five by beating a state tournament qualifier from last season.
Matt Austin scored three goals and assisted on the other two for Springs (7-2). Alex Fischer and Sean Ahern had the other goals for the Ledgers.
Springs goalie Zac Gazzana needed to make just 11 saves as Springs outshot Brookfield 40-13.