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Hockey appreciation weekend coming up
The Pee Wee B 12U tournament team included, back row, coaches Dan Rosenstiel and Chris Theorin, Easton Dreyfus, Payton Hathaway, Jayden Downs, Gavin Roth, Ethan Rosenstiel and Christian Carpenter and coaches Joel Fonseca and Jeff Kurschner. Front row, Haden Barker, Jaryn Fonseca, DJ Rath, Carson Kurschner, Xander Obert and sitting is goalie Kyle Theorin. (Photo supplied)

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There will be refreshments and raffle prizes for all teachers, grandparents and sponsors who attend. Here is the day's schedule:

■ Squirt B: 8 to 9 a.m., 9-10-year-olds

■ Atoms/Mites: 9:15 to 10:15 a.m., 4-8-year-olds

■ Bantam: 10:30 a.m. to noon, 13-14-year-olds

■ PeeWee A: noon to 1:45 p.m., 11-12-year-olds

■ PeeWee B: 2 to 3:15 p.m., 11-12-year-olds

■ Squirt A: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 9-10-year-olds

■ High School JV vs. Sparta: 5 to 6:30 p.m.

■ High School Varsity vs. Sparta: 7 to 9 p.m.

MONROE - The Monroe Blues adult hockey team will kick-off hockey appreciation weekend at 8 p.m. Friday at SLICE, 1632 4th Ave. West, as they play against the 6-1 Mosinee Papermakers. The Blues lost 9-7 to the Calumet Wolverines Saturday but hope to rebound this weekend.

The Monroe Youth Hockey Association also is holding a day of home games for the youth Avalanche Hockey players Saturday at SLICE.

Several Monroe Avalanche hockey teams were in action the past few weeks:


The Avalanche Pee Wee B team spent the weekend at the Waupaca Pee Wee Faceoff Tournament and brought home a second place trophy and medals for their efforts. The tournament consisted of eight teams in varying association size, most larger than Monroe.

The first of three games started bright and early Saturday morning with a 7:20 a.m. puck drop. With great passing and teamwork, Monroe came away with the 6-4 win over the Milwaukee Blaze.

Payton Hathaway earned a tournament hat trick patch, with three goals. Also adding goals to the game were Easton Dreyfus (2) and Carson Kurschner. Assists were earned by Haden Barker, Ethan Rosenstiel, DJ Rath, Hathaway and Gavin Roth.

In goal, Kyle Theorin had 10 saves.

After a long break and an hour tournament delay, the Pee Wees were back on the ice at 10:15 p.m. Saturday night for a large split between games.

Hathaway started the scoring in the first period, unassisted, and the Oshkosh team answered shortly after. Roth went bar down with a goal in the second, assisted by Christian Carpenter. In the third period, Hathaway sealed the deal to give the team the 3-1 win. Xander Obert had 26 saves in net.

Heading to Sunday's championship game, the Avalanche faced a very physical DePere team. The Avalanche were unable to get past their quick goalie and lost the championship game 3-2. Scoring in the game were Rosenstiel, from Hathaway and Hathaway, unassisted. The Avalanche outshot DePere 37-20. Kyle Theorin was in net and finished with 20 saves.


This weekend the Mite White team traveled to the Ice Pond at Waunakee. In Game 1, the Avalanche took on Waunakee. Goals were scored by Zane Picker, Brennen Goode and Brogan Hoelscher. In goal was Barrett Brandli.

In Game 2, Monroe played Sauk Prairie. Guarding the net was Clayton Downs. Two goals were scored by Brogan Hoelscher.

Last in Game 3, the Mites battled the South Central Cyclones. Saving pucks for Monroe was Lane Schilt. One goal was scored by Zane Picker.


Monroe Squirt A took on Sauk Prairie on Saturday. Barrett Brandli stepped in as goalie for the day, having six saves. Monroe had an impressive offensive game, with 22 shots on goal, but the game ended in a 1-1 tie. Brody Koehn had the lone goal, unassisted.

On Sunday, Monroe was at home against McFarland. It was an exciting match throughout with the game ending in a 3-3 tie.

Carter Nemergut scored Monroe's first two goals, the second with an assist by Beau Janecke. The last score was posted by Brady Stuart, assisted by Ben Erdley. Brock Brandli was back in goal with 28 saves on the day.

The Avalanche Squirt A have their next game at home against the Polar Caps during the Appreciation Day festivities on Saturday; followed on Sunday with a double header at home against Waunakee at 8:45 and 11:30 a.m.


This weekend Squirt B lost two on the road. Saturday, they traveled to the frigid arena in Dodgeville. Logan Keleher scored the first point for the Avalanche from the blue line in the second period and was assisted by Brady Jones.

The second score of the day was a breakaway goal by Owen Hicks in the third period. Satchel Moorman had 23 saves at the net.

On Sunday, the Avalanche traveled to another cold one in Beloit. This was a heated battle as the two teams racked up five penalties between them. Monroe played a lot of defense and were only able to get four shots on goal, unfortunately they weren't able to get one to find the back of the net. Moorman had 24 saves.