The Thunderbirds defeated Rhinelander 5 to 1 on Saturday night and that clinched their first sectional title in school history. Lakeland got out to a hot start with two goals apiece from Victor Masayesva and Jack Rubo, but the door was slammed shut by goaltender Max Masayesva. The sophomore's sectional final performance continued a dominant postseason run.
"It's something I've always dreamed of since the beginning of the season, I had to step up this year and stepping up in playoffs, we need that. We need that if we wanted to make a deep run and we have," said Max Masayesva.