The Waukesha Wings got off to a flying start against Madison Memorial Saturday scoring 15 seconds into the game. Coaches will tell you they like scoring in the first minute and last minute of a period. Both generate, or break momentum.
Waukesha's Josh Little did both in the first period alone.
The Wings scored in the final seconds of the first period breaking a 1-1 tie and cruised to an 8-3 win Saturday at Madison Ice Arena.
Josh Little got the game going 15 seconds in for Waukesha. Memorial came right back on a Sam Knight wrister shot from the right circle past Wings goalie Dante Desidero for a tie game. Memorial took a penalty late in the period and Little tallied with 17 seconds left for a 2-1 lead after 1 period.
Little came out early in the second period and completed his hat trick just over a minute in. The Spartans cut it to a one goal game again near the midway point of the period when forward Aaron Jungers ripped a shot from the left circle into the net.
Then Tyler Dale got into the goal scoring mood.
"Things seemed to start opening up for us in the second period. " said Dale.
Madison Memorial was whistled for a boarding penalty giving Waukesha a 5 Minute power play. However shortly into it Waukesha took a 2 minute minor and 4 on4 play for 2 minutes. Dale score an equal strength goal making it a 4-2 game. Once Waukesha got back on their major power play Dale scored on a failed clearing attempt when the puck popped up in the air. He was able to glove it and came in and scored unassisted with 1:22 left in the second.
The third period started with the Wings still having a few seconds of the major power play left. Dale completed his hat trick with 22 seconds gone in the third period. Josh Little however wasnt done with his fourth goal of the game for a 7-2 lead.
The Spartans got a turn on a major power play with ten minutes left, and got a goal from Aaron Jungers, his second of the game closing the gap to 7-3 with plenty of time to go. The Spartans had pressure but Tyler Dale once again scored a shorthanded goal for an 8-3 lead and the Wings closed it out from there.
Tyler Dale had a hand in 7 of the Wings 8 goals with 4 goals and 3 assists. Josh Little had 4 goals also. Memorial had Aaron Jungers with 2 goals. Dante Desidero stopped 16 shots for Waukesha. Madison Memorial split time with 2 goalies and they combined for 19 saves.
Memorial is now 2-4 overall. Waukesha is 4-1. memorial goes back to conference play next Tuesday playing the Eastside Lakers. Waukesha also goes back to conference play facing Muskego Ice Force.