Some TW fans could be heard humming the tune, "Do You Know the Way to San Jose", following the outcome of the Chicago Mission v. St. Louis Lady Blues match-up on Saturday, March 16, at the Fond du Lac Blue Line Center, host to the 2013 Central District Playdowns. That's because TW's earlier victory over St. Louis, followed by CM's, guaranteed a spot to the TWU16 girls team, the first girls TW team in the history of the girls program to advance to the USA Hockey National Tier 1 tournament. Both Chicago Mission, Central District Champs, and TW will be heading to sunny California to represent CD at the tournament. Each team will play in a different pool, beginning April 3, and be working toward the championship game to take place on Sunday, April 7. TW will face Shattuck-St. Mary's in their first game.
Front Row L-R: Leah Patrick, Marissa Wedderspoon, Wendy Roberts, Ellie Woodman, Emma Kohl, Katie Detert, Nicole Barknecht, Kelli Sorge, Mackenzie Torpy. Back Row L-R: TW Coordinator Scott Roethlisberger, Coach Dave Witting, Maegan Sheehan, Nicole Nerva, Payton Rudiger, Kelly Knetter, Annika Neerdaels, Natalie West, Irene Hougard, Jacyn Reeves, Jordann Herrling, Alexis Peterson, Head Coach Michael Sullivan, Mgr. Kathleen Woodman. Absent: Coach Shawna Davidson.
Team Wisconsin G-U16 took on the Jr. Admirals GU16 for a best 2-out-of-3 series in Fond du Lac for the WAHA Tier 1 State Tournament and a chance to advance to Central District play-offs. Friday's game left the Jr. Admirals victorious following a 2-1 sudden death OT win and TW battling from behind, despite outshooting JA 41 to 14. Emma Kohl's lone, unassisted, top-shelf goal was not enough against the hot glove of Liz Auby, however, and her outstanding play in the net gave the Jr. Admirals their opportunity to win. Saturday's game was an even tougher battle between the teams, with TW again taking 41 shots to JA's 28. TW connected for two goals by Ellie Woodman and Kelly Knetter and Leah Patrick stood tall in the net to stop 27 of 28 shots. In the final showdown on Sunday, TW finally started to get their bearings playing together again as a team since returning from the just-completed WIAA prep season and demonstrated what they are made of, winning 5-2. Mackenzie Torpy turned away 39 of 41 shots while TW put 46 on net, the last one on an empty net to secure the win.
WAHA Tier 1 G-U16 STATE CHAMPIONS
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