Kettle Morraine 6, Janesville 1
Green Bay Notre Dame 8, Fox Cities 1
Superior 7, Siren Co-op 3
Eau Claire Memorial 8, Checkamognodanom/Phillips (close enough) 1
Some have tougher sledding:
Verona 8, Waunakee 6
Wausau West 4, Mosinee 2
Onalaska 3, Baraboo 1
Judging by how enthusiastically these Verona Wildcats are
celebrating this goal, it must be very early in the game, before
the dreaded Goal Scoring Celebration Exhaustion Syndrome
set in during an 8-6 contest.
Brookfield 7, Homestead 2
Well, actually, it's not that much of a shocker. I'm too lazy to figure out why Brookfield (ranked #15 on the Power Rankings) was only a #4 seed, and the two teams played a close game earlier this season, so the winner is not all that shocking. What's shocking is the margin of victory. That's a genuine ass-thumping, and we have yet another red-hot team playing its best hockey when the games matter most.
Speaking of red-hot, did I not call your attention to Fon du Lac. MJ tells us Fondy coach Ryan Sarazin had a funny feeling in his gut about his Cards. And his players are proving it was more than that questionable burrito he microwaved at Rotten Robbie's. Fresh off their huge upset of USM, the Cards took on their cross-town rivals, St. Mary's Springs, and won AGAIN,
Now I love a good lead-in sentence as much as the next hockey lover, so let me tip my foul-smelling cap to Fon du Lac Reporter's Michael Rogers, who started his tale of last night's drama with these immortal words:
The question wasn't, "Who would be a hero? But who would be the last hero?"Am I the only one with goose bumps?
The answer to Rogers' question proved to be another peaking-way-too-early freshman named Jack Nejedlo, who scored with 14 ticks remaining on the clock to give Fondy another huge win in this year's roller coaster of a tournament.
2012 will prove a lousy year to be a #2 seed. Only half of them have made it out of this opening week, as last night Chippewa Falls snuck by Rice Lake and Sparta took it to Wisconsin Rapids. That last game was a real barn-burner, full of the stuff that makes hockey great. Rapids had a comfortable two goal lead late in the third period, but the Vipers came storming back for a dramatic 5-4 overtime victory. Rapids forward Zach Campbell score two goals in the loss. You may remember him as the diminutive but feisty skater who caught my eye two years ago in Madison. Nice to hear the senior skater went out strong, even if the Rapids loss has Trasher tearing the stuffing out of his Power Rangers pillow.
That's it more upsets, folks. Everything else went according to the numbers. Up next: A look at the leader board.
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