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McFarland stifles Monroe
Monroe junior Tyler Johnson tries to hold on to the puck during the Avalanches first game against McFarland at SLICE on Monday. McFarland defeated Monroe 14-2 in the season opener. (Times photo: Marissa Weiher)
MONROE - McFarland senior forward Dietrich Schwoerer, senior forward Drew Hettiger and junior forward Alex Gille each posted hat tricks to power the Spartans to a 14-2 win over the Monroe boys hockey co-op in the season opener Monday at SLICE Arena. The Monroe Avalanche boys hockey co-op is comprised of players from Monroe, New Glarus, Freeport, Freeport Aquin, Belleville, Darlington and Orangeville. Early on, it appeared the Avalanche would push the Spartans.