Carter Hellenbrand stopped 26 shots as the Stoughton Vikings moved into third place in the Badger South in boys hockey with a 3-0 shutout win over the Monroe Cheesemakers on Thursday night.
After a scoreless first period, Stoughton wasted little time getting on the board in the second frame. The Vikings, who killed off two early penalties, scored on a multiple-rebound effort in front of the net 2:33 into the second period, when Evan Schreier picked up his first goal and point of the season by hammering home a bouncing puck into the back of the net. Only 69 seconds later, Stoughton would add to their lead on a power-play goal by Jack Sanford, his sixth of the season, on an assist from Brody Hlavacek to push their lead to 2-0 only 3:12 into the second period.
Monroe had its chances, including five power plays, but couldn't find any room to work in the offensive zone, and couldn't get the puck past Hellenbrand. Stoughton would put in an insurance goal at the 8:13 mark of the third period, an unassisted glide down the ice by Hlavacek to give him his 13th goal on the year.