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U14 girls claim second in tourney
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MONROE - The Avalanche beat the tournament champion DC Diamonds 5-3, but finished two points behind the DC Diamonds in point standings to finish second place in the Avalanche U14 Shootout Tournament Saturday and Sunday at SLICE.

The Avalanche U14 Girls took on the She-Devils in the first game of the tourney. Alyssa Knauf scored a goal on an assist by Cammi Ganshert in the first period. Haley Knauf lit the lamp, followed by a short-handed goal from Tessa Janecke on an assist by Anika Einbeck at the end of the first period. The Avalanche beat the She-Devils 9-3 with goals scored by Janecke (five), Alyssa Knauf (two), Haley Knauf and Einbeck. Earning assists were Einbeck, Lilah Bauer (two), Rebekah Rath, Haley Knauf (two), and Cammi Ganshert. The Avalanche outshot the She-Devils 36-17.

The Avalanche next took on Coulee Region and lost 6-4. Goals were scored by Tessa Janecke (three) and Alyssa Knauf. Earning assists were Lilah Bauer, Alyssa Knauf (two), Anika Einbeck and Haley Knauf. The Avalanche out-shot Coulee Region 50-28.

In the final game, the Avalanche beat the DC Diamonds 5-3. Tessa Janecke scored two unassisted goals early and found the back of the net two times in the third period, while Alyssa Knauf wrapped one from the side. Earning assists were Haley Knauf, Rebekah Rath, and Cammi Ganshert. The Avalanche also out-shot the DC Diamonds 40-26.


The Avalanche Bantam team hosted a four-team round robin tournament at SLICE Saturday and Sunday. La Crosse won the tournament. Cedar Rapids took second place and the Avalanche finished third.

In their first game, the Avalanche lost to Cedar Rapids 2-1. Travis Edmunds scored the Avalanche's only goal on assists by Colton O'Connor and Charlie Harris. Goalie Jayden Johnson had 23 saves.

The Avalanche won their second game against Waterloo 9-3. Cade Janecke scored an unassisted goal in the first period. The Avalanche took charge in the second period, out-shooting Waterloo 22-7, but the Avalanche were only able to sneak one goal by the Waterloo goalie. The goal was scored by O'Connor assisted by Joe Wyss. In the third period, the Avalanche outshot Waterloo 31-4. Joe Wyss scored the first goal in the third period assisted by Janecke and Edmunds. Harris scored assisted by O'Connor and Edmunds scored an unassisted goal. Edmunds found Jared Cline in front of the net for a goal. Wyss scored again assisted by Janecke. Harris added his second goal of the game assisted by O'Connor and Janecke, whose third assist of the game earned him a playmaker. Edmunds scored the final goal of the game on a pass from Jeremy Kolasa. Johnson had 22 saves in the net.

In their final game of the tournament, the Avalanche lost 5-0 to La Crosse. Johnson had 30 saves.

Avalanche Squirt A

On Saturday, the Monroe Avalanche Squirt A team traveled to Hartmeyer Ice Arena to take on the Patriots. Lilah Bauer started off the scoring for the Avalanche. Gavin Roth responded with another goal to put the Avalanche up by two at the end of the first period. The second period was dominated by the Patriots and they evened the score to 2-2. In the third period, it was a dog fight with the Patriots lighting the lamp first. Thirty seconds after the Patriots first lead of the game, Blaze Janecke evened the score. With the score tied at 3-3 and just 30 seconds left in the game, Blaze Janecke took a break-away to the house for the 4-3 win. Jack Leverton tallied 20 saves.

On Sunday, the Avalanche traveled to Madison Ice Arena to face the West Madison Polar Caps. The Squirts battled back and forth before Monroe's Breleigh Stuart set up Blaze Janecke for the first goal. The Avalanche won 5-4. Scorers were Blaze Janecke (2), Gavin Roth, Wyatt Janecke with an assist from Ethan Rosenstiel, and Lilah Bauer. Anna Malone, Karlee Boll, Seth Brandt and Marlies Brandli played defense. Jack Leverton recorded 28 saves.