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2016-17 Girls’ Sectionals Preview

02/15/2017, 8:00pm CST
By Delmar Scanlon, WiPH Staff

The Road to Madison

The Road to Madison is underway in WIAA boys and girls hockey.  Below you will see the first round match-ups, a little season history between the teams and some player information.  One thing we have seen in the past is that is near impossible for all the #1 seeds to make the trip to the Mad City.

Which team is the dark horse this season?  I believe that three of the sectionals have at least 3 teams that could possibly win the sectional.  Which goalie will get hot and maybe carry their team to an unexpected win?  What player steps up and shows something we didn't see this season?

Some or all of this could happen.  It is time to sit back, enjoy and cheer for your team.  Let's play some hockey.

Sectional One

Sectional One win-loss records will include games vs WSFLGUS which is not participating in the WIAA tournament.

#1 Hudson (first round bye)
Overall Record 19-5-0
Big Rivers Conference Champion 6-0-0
Versus Sectional One Opponents 8-0-0
Junior Defenseman Anna Wilgren led team with 78 points (60 goals, 18 assists)
Sophomore Forward Sydney Hendricks second on team with 36 points (16 goals, 20 assists)
Junior Goaltender Cassie Schultz faced 498 shots in 24 full games posted a 1.96 GAA and .906 save percentage with 6 shutouts

#5 Western Wisconsin Stars vs #4 St. Croix Valley Fusion

Location:              United Civic Center, Baldwin
Date:                    Thursday, February 16
Time:                    7:00 PM
Season:  The two teams tied at 4 on November 29.  They played January 2nd and the Stars lead 2-0 after 2 periods.  The Fusion’s Kamryn Jacobs scored 3 goals in the third period in a 1 minute 49 second span for SCV to win 3-2.  A power play goal surrounded by 2 even strength goals.  The first goal scored at 7:03 and the last at 8:52.

#5 Western Wisconsin
Overall Record 11-10-1
Sectional One 4-6-1
Three players with 30 or more points
Senior forward Brie Larkowski 19 goals 18 assists
Senior forward Cassie Gravelle 17 goals 18 assists
Sophomore forward Jade Williams 19 goals 11 assists
Junior Goaltender Catherine Magler finished the season with a .875 save percentage and 4.21 GAA in 678 minutes 43 seconds
Freshman Goaltender Caitlyn Erickson posted a .910 save percentage and 1.53 GAA in 466 minutes 50 seconds

#4 St. Croix Valley
Overall Record 12-10-2
Big Rivers Conference 2-4-0
Sectional One 4-6-1
Sophomore forward Kamryn Jacobs led the team with 24 goals and 11 assists
Junior forward Natalie Gabbert second on team with 25 points (9 goals, 16 assists)
Freshman defenseman Taylar Meier was fourth on the team with 19 points (13 goals, 6 assists)
Goaltender Ellen Coggio finished the season with an .886 save percentage and 3.27 GAA

#6 Superior Spartans vs #3 ECA Stars

Location:              Hobbs Ice Arena, Eau Claire
Date:                    Thursday, February 16
Time:                    7:30 PM
Season:  The ECA Stars defeated Superior in both games this season, 7-4 in November and 8-1 last month.

#3 Eau Claire – Altoona
Overall Record 17-6-1
Big Rivers Conference 4-2-0
Sectional One 9-4-0
Junior forward Abigail Stow 42 goals 39 assists (led state in points, 1st in state assists and 3rd in state with goals)
Sophomore defenseman Charlotte Akervik 20 goals 37 assists (2nd in state assists)
Senior goaltender Annamarie Holtz .875 save percentage, 2.53 GAA and 2 shutouts

#6 Superior
Overall Record 10-13-0
Sectional One 4-6-0
Three players with 39 points or more
Senior forward Samantha Young 24 goals 17 assists
Senior defenseman Emma Peterson 27 goals 13 assists
Junior forward Addie Young 20 goals 19 assists
Sophomore goaltender Autumn Siers .860 save percentage, 4.42 GAA and 3 shutouts

#7 Chippewa Falls/Menomonie Cardinals vs #2 Hayward Hurricanes

Location:              Hayward Sports Center, Hayward
Date:                    Thursday, February 16
Time:                    7:00 PM
Season:  Hayward and Chippewa Falls played one game this season and the Hurricanes posted an 8-0 shutout.

#7 Chippewa Falls/Menomonie
Overall Record: 5-18-0
Big Rivers Conference: 0-6-0
Sectional One: 2-9-0
Junior forward Kaylee Frenette led the team with 17 goals and 14 assists
Junior forward Alexy Dresel was second with 7 goals and 11 assists
Freshman goaltender Haley Frank:  .885 save percentage, 4.37 GAA faced 833 shots

#2 Hayward
Overall Record:  16-5-2
Sectional One:  8-1-0
Defending State Champions
Senior forward Amber Heidenreich led the team with 23 goals and 14 assists
Senior forward Jenna Curtis second on team with 22 goals and 12 assists
Freshman defenseman Lauren Donnellan was third with 6 goals and 15 assists
Senior goaltender Lauren Tremblay:  .940 save percentage, 1.72 GAA and 5 shutouts

Sectional Two

#8 Medford Raiders versus #1 Central Wisconsin Storm

Location:              Greenheck Fieldhouse
Date:                    Thursday, February 16
Time:                    5:00 PM
Season:  This is the first meeting between the two teams this year.

#8 Medford
Overall Record: 1-15-0
Great Northern Conference:  0-8-0
Sectional Two:  0-9-0
Freshman forward Emily Schafer led team with 16 goals and 9 assists
Junior forward Joelle Zenner second on team with 11 goals and 9 assists
Senior goaltender Emily Lybert:  .759 save percentage and an 8.72 GAA
Junior goaltender Liz Brandner:  .786 save percentage and a 10.25 GAA

#1 Central Wisconsin
Overall Record:  18-4-1
Sectional Two:  4-0-0
Senior forward Katelyn Ramthun led the team with 18 goals and 19 assists
Senior forward Katelynn Schilling second with 16 goals and 7 assists
Junior goaltender Chloe Westberg:  .914 save percentage; 1.29 GAA and 5 shutouts.  Faced an average of 15.2 SOG every 51 minutes

#5 Lakeland Thunderbirds versus #4 Northland Pines Eagles

Location:              Eagle River Recreation Arena
Date:                    Thursday, February 16
Time:                    5:00 PM
Season:  The teams met 3 times this season.  Northland Pines won the first 2 games (3-2 and 2-1).  Lakeland won the last game and won 3-2.

#5 Lakeland
Overall Record:  14-8-1
Great Northern Conference:  5-3-0
Sectional Two:  8-5-0
Sophomore forward Maggie Wohlleber lead the team with 22 goals and 22 assists
Sophomore forward Asucena Boyer second on the team with 21 goals and 17 assists
Junior defenseman Kailey Godfrey was third with 11 goals and 18 assists
Senior goaltender Erin Sparks:  .949 save percentage, 1.55 GAA and 7 shutouts.

#4 Northland Pines
Overall Record:  12-9-0
Great Northern Conference Champion:  7-1-0
Sectional Two:  7-4-0
Senior forward Amanda Sergent led the team with 40 goals and 17 assists
Junior forward Gabby Herfindahl second with 18 goals and 13 assists
Senior defenseman Anna Hartwig was fourth with 3 goals and 16 assists
Sophomore goaltender Piper Snedden:  .808 save percentage, 3.23 GAA and 2 shutouts

#6 Waupaca Comets versus #3 Fox Cities Stars

Location:              Tri-County Arena
Date:                    Friday, February 17
Time:                    5:30 PM
Season:  Fox Cities won 5-1 on February 7th in their only meeting.

#6 Waupaca
Overall Record:  9-13-1
Great Northern Conference:  6-2-0
Sectional Two:  6-6-0
Junior forward Markie Ash led the team with 27 goals and 26 assists
Junior Avery Simonson was second with 15 goals and 20 assists
Sophomore goaltender Anna Ryder:  .846 save percentage, 4.04 GAA and 2 shutouts

#3 Fox Cities
Overall Record:  13-9-2
Eastern Shores Conference:  6-3-0
Sectional Two:  2-2-0
Freshman forward Madelynn Jablonski led the team with 24 goals and 20 assists
Senior forward Abby Cardew was second with 13 goals and 15 assists
Freshman goaltender Annaliese Mauel:  .818 save percentage, 2.53 GAA and 2 shutouts

#7 Northern Edge versus #2 Point-Rapids/Marshfield Red Panthers

Location:              K.B. Willett Ice Arena
Date:                    Friday, February 17
Time:                    7:00 PM
Season:  Point-Rapids defeated the Northern Edge in both games this season by scores of 8-1 and 6-1.

#7 Northern Edge
Overall Record:  3-13-0
Great Northern Conference:  2-6-0
Sectional Two:  2-8-0
Junior forward Kourtney Carrico lead the team with 9 goals and 3 assists
Freshman forward Alicia Turunen was second with 5 goals and 6 assists
Senior goaltender Shea Petersen:  .891 save percentage, 4.41 GAA

#2 Point-Rapids/Marshfield
Overall Record:  11-13-0
Sectional Two:  7-2-0
Freshman forward Kiley Kopf led the team with 9 goals and 15 assists
Sophomore defenseman AJ Weiss was second with 9 goals and 10 assists
Freshman goaltender Pistol Cowden:  .898 save percentage, 2.69 GAA and 1 shutout

Sectional Three

#8 Stoughton Icebergs versus #1 Sun Prairie Cougars

Location:              Sun Prairie Ice Arena
Date:                    Thursday, February 16
Time:                    5:30 PM
Season:  Sun Prairie won both meetings 9-0 and 9-1

#8 Stoughton
Overall Record:  3-20-0
Badger Conference:  0-10-0
Sectional Three:  1-12-0
Freshman forward Aeryn Olson led team with 9 goals and 3 assists
Senior forward Kaitryn Olson was second with 8 goals and 3 assists
Goaltender McKenzie Nisius:  .838 save percentage, 7.08 GAA and faced 958 SOG this season (an average of 43.8 shots per 51 minutes)

#1 Sun Prairie
Overall Record:  17-3-4
Badger Conference Champion:  9-0-1
Sectional Three:  11-0-2
Senior forward Jada Ward led team with 12 goals 19 assists
Senior forward Annika Johnson second with 17 goals and 12 assists
Junior defenseman Margo Thousand had 11 goals and 11 assists
Junior goaltender Taylor Thornton:  .922 save percentage, 1.49 GAA with 1 shutout

#5 Onalaska Hilltoppers versus #4 Black River Falls Tigers

Location:              Milt Lunda Memorial Ice Arena
Date:                    Thursday, February 16
Time:                    7:00 PM
Season:  Black River Falls won both meetings (6-3 and 5-2)

#5 Onalaska
Overall Record:  9-12-1
Sectional Three:  3-4-0
Sophomore forward Kaley Manglitz led team with 18 goals and 22 assists
Senior forward Taylor Monroe was second with 6 goals and 17 assists
Senior goaltender Skylar Dannhoff:  .921 save percentage, 2.67 GAA

#4 Black River Falls
Overall Record:  14-9-1
Sectional Three:  5-3-1
Junior forward Khloe Spors led team with 39 goals and 8 assists
Junior forward Kaytlin Johnson second with 14 goals and 20 assists
Freshman goaltender Josie Mathison:  .906 save percentage, 2.96 GAA with 1 shutout
Junior goaltender Mollie Lelonek:  .924 save percentage, 1.29 GAA with 3 shutouts

#6 Viroqua Blackhawks versus #3 Rock County Fury

Location:              Edwards Ice Arena, Beloit
Date:                    Thursday, February 16
Time:                    7:00 PM
Season:  Rock County won both games (4-0 and 5-1)

#6 Viroqua
Overall:  10-9-0
Badger Conference:  4-6-0
Sectional Three:  5-7-0
Junior forward Emma Kolden led team with 17 goals and 4 assists
Sophomore forward Maia Barendregt was second with 10 goals and 7 assists
Junior goaltender Ivy Shonka:  .933 save percentage, 2.20 GAA with 3 shutouts

#3 Rock County
Overall Record:  14-7-1
Badger Conference:  6-3-1
Sectional Three:  7-3-1
Junior forward Maggy Henschler led team with 15 goals and 8 assists
Freshman forward Mya Maslonka was second with 10 goals and 8 assists
Junior goaltender McKaylie Bueschler:  .899 save percentage, 2.17 GAA with 2 shutouts
Sophomore goaltender Sarah Varga:  .921 save percentage, 1.92 GAA with 1 shutout

#7 Badger Lightning versus #2 Metro Lynx

Location:              Madison Ice Arena
Date:                    Friday, February 17
Time:                    8:00 PM
Season:  Metro Lynx won both games (5-0 and 4-1).

#7 Badger Lightning
Overall Record:  4-18-0
Badger Conference:  2-8-0
Sectional Three:  3-11-0
Sophomore forward Lizzie Patton led team with 13 goals and 12 assists
Senior forward Paige Pawlak was second with 13 goals and 11 assists
Senior goaltender Gabby Christensen:  .894 save percentage, 4.67 GAA and faced an average of 44 SOG every 51 minutes

#2 Metro Lynx
Overall Record:  14-5-4
Badger Conference:  7-1-2
Sectional Three:  8-2-2
Senior forward Julia Dragoo led the way with 14 goals and 18 assists
Senior forward McKenzie Imhoff was second with 7 goals and 21 assists
Junior goaltender Sydney McKersie:  .917 save percentage, 1.83 GAA with 3 shutouts

Sectional Four

#8 Beaver Dam Golden Beaver versus #1 Fond du Lac Warbirds

Location:              Blue Line Family Ice Center
Date:                    Friday, February 17
Time:                    5:30 PM
Season:  Fond du Lac won the only meeting 11-0

#8 Beaver Dam
Overall Record:  2-22-0
Eastern Shores Conference:   0-9-0
Sectional Four:  0-9-0
Sophomore forward Alyssa Heim led team with 55 goals and 8 assists
Sophomore forward/defense Jenna Kirschbaum tied for second with 8 goals and 5 assists
Sophomore defenseman Tierney Jo Lindeman 3 goals and 10 assists
Junior goaltender Rebecca Avalos:  .785 save percentage and 9.15 GAA

#1 Fond du Lac
Overall Record:  19-3-2
Eastern Shores Conference Champion:  8-1-0
Sectional Four:  9-1-0
Four players with 34 points or more
Freshman forward Hattie Verstegan led team with 27 goals and 17 assists
Sophomore forward Morgan Brown was second with 24 goals and 15 assists
Senior goaltender Rebecca Binder:  .945 save percentage, 1.32 GAA with 3 shutouts

#5 Lakeshore Lightning versus #4 University School Wildcats

Location:              Uihlein Ice Arena
Date:                    Friday, February 17
Time:                    5:00 PM
Season:  The teams split the season games with Lakeshore winning 4-3 and USM winning the rematch 5-0.

#5 Lakeshore
Overall Record:  7-15-0
Sectional Four:  5-5-0
Freshman forward Anna Gontarski had 13 goals and 5 assists to lead the team
Sophomore forward Paige Weir was second with 5 goals and 10 assists
Freshman goaltender Jaden Mirek:  .898 save percentage, 3.77 GAA with 1 shutout

#4 University School
Overall Record:  11-11-2
Eastern Shores Conference:  4-5-0
Sectional Four:  4-6-0
Sophomore forward Gaby Turer led the team with 14 goals and 7 assists
Sophomore forward Hannah Neudorfer second with 8 goals and 11 assists
Sophomore goaltender Marie Dedert:  .933 save percentage, 1.82 GAA with 4 shutouts

#6 Brookfield Glacier versus #3 Appleton United

Location:              Appleton Family Ice Center
Date:                    Thursday, February 16
Time:                    8:00 PM
Season:  Brookfield fell to Appleton 7-2 in their only meeting

#6 Brookfield
Overall Record:  8-14-0
Eastern Shores Conference:  4-6-0
Sectional Four:  5-6-0
Forward Hadley Malcolmson led the team with 37 goals and 15 assists
Forward Zoe Sternberg was second with 17 goals and 10 assists
Goaltender Kristin Woodcock:  .846 save percentage and 4.56 GAA
Goaltender Grace Elliot:  .868 save percentage and 4.95 GAA

#3 Appleton
Overall Record:  13-9-2
Eastern Shores Conference:  6-3-0
Sectional Four:  7-3-0
Freshman forward Annika Horman led team with 24 goals and 10 assists
Senior goaltender Mekenzy Hoisington:  .912 save percentage, 2.21 GAA with 6 shutouts

#7 Arrowhead Warhawks versus #2 Bay Area Ice Bears

Location:              Cornerstone Community Ice Center
Date:                    Friday, February 17
Time:                    6:30 PM

#7 Arrowhead
Overall Record:  6-15-0
Eastern Shores Conference:  1-7-0
Sectional Four:  4-9-0
Junior forward Mary Kremer led team with 26 goals and 16 assists
Senior forward Cora Hougard was second with 14 goals and 10 assists
Junior goaltender Emily Nettesheim:  .857 save percentage, 4.99 GAA and 1 shutout

#2 Bay Area
Overall Record:  16-3-3
Eastern Shores Conference:  7-2-0
Sectional Four:  9-2-0
Senior forward Johanna Cano led team with 12 goals and 15 assists
Senior defenseman Morgan Zirbel was third with 8 goals and 11 assists
Junior goaltender Ana Holzbach:  .955 save percentage, 0.96 GAA with 10 shutouts

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