Fond du Lac 5, Bay Port 3: With regionals around the corner, the Fond du Lac boys hockey team earned a solid nonconference road win over Bay Port Saturday evening, 5-3 in the Cardinals final regular season game.
Fondy Michael Wilson recorded a hat trick, while junior Jack Nejedlo had the Cardinals’ other two goals. Nejedlo scored a go-ahead goal midway through the third period, and Wilson got his third on an empty-netter with 24 seconds remaining.
“It was a real good, hard-fought tune-up,” Fond du Lac coach Ryan Sarazin said. “Coming out healthy and with a win is a positive. We’re happy with that.”
The Cardinals now await the winner of fifth-seeded St. Mary’s Springs and seventh-seeded Grafton for Thursday’s WIAA Regional Semifinal at the Fond du Lac Blue Line Ice Center. Fond du Lac (12-11-1) is seeded fourth.
|Fond du Lac||2||1||2||— 5|
|Bay Port||2||0||1||— 3|
First period: FDL – Michael Wilson (Ben Pertl), :55; BP – Spencer Challe, 3:50 (pp); BP – Sam Challe, 6:31; FDL – Jack Nejedlo (Wilson), 12:23.
Second period: FDL – Wilson (Ian Tess-Wanat), 16:34.
Third period: BP – Sp. Challe, 4:26; FDL – Nejedlo, 8:25; FDL – Wilson (Alex Graf), 16:36 (SH, empty net).
Saves: FDL (William Schober) 24, BP (Sean Angle) 20.