Dec. 7, 2019
By Scott Williams
MEQUON – Wausau West served notice Saturday the state boys hockey state championship just might run through central Wisconsin this season.
West made an early statement by knocking off top-ranked and defending state champion University School of Milwaukee 1-0 behind 23 saves from goalie Adam Prokop.
Ty Bailey broke a scoreless tie midway through the final period, slipping the pucks past University School goalie Patrick Kelly at the 6:51 mark.
Prokop and the Warriors defense took care of things from there to preserve the upset and close out the shutout.
Neither team was able to break into the scoring column through the opening two periods, although the Warriors had the better of the play.
West wound up outshooting the Wildcats 37-23.
Wausau West 0 0 1 – 1
Univ. School 0 0 0 – 0
Third period: 1. WW, Marquardt (Marc Sippel, Jacob Cebula), 6:51.
Saves: Wausau West (Adam Prokop) 23; University School (Patrick Kelley)36.
CW Storm 7, Onalaska 4
ONALASKA – Macy Stepan and Samantha Federici each scored a pair of goals and the Storm scored early and often to pick up a win over the Hilltoppers.
Central Wisconsin improves to 4-0-1 for the season.
Trinity Foster, Kassidy Oliva and Lauren Ellis also found the back of the net for the Storm, who jumped out to a 4-2 lead after one period.
Stepan struck for two goals early in the second period to increase the cushion to 6-2 and Central Wisconsin cruised from there.
Storm goalie Sydney Weiland stopped 17 shots.