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Vikings clip Cheese in OT
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STOUGHTON - The Monroe boys hockey co-op looked like it was closing in on its second Badger South Conference win, but Stoughton escaped with a 4-3 overtime win over the Cheesemakers Saturday.

Stoughton's James Hanson scored the game-winning goal on an assist from Dane Sutton 1 minute, 22 seconds into the extra session. Hanson scored two goals to lead the Vikings.

Monroe (2-10, 1-4 Badger South) jumped out to an early lead on freshman Luke Kuberski's goal on an assist by freshman Ryan Molitor at 4:39 in the first period. The Cheesemakers added to their lead when freshman Cade Janecke scored a power-play goal on passes from sophomore Travis Edmunds and junior Jared Cline to give Monroe a 2-0 lead.

Stoughton (4-9, 3-3 Badger South) scored two goals in the first 5 minutes of the second period to tie the game at 2. Monroe sophomore Payton Stauffacher scored the go-ahead goal on an assist from freshman Hayden Roth at 16:29 to give the Cheesemakers a 3-2 lead.

Hanson scored his first goal at 7:26 in the third period to tie the game at 3 to force overtime. That set the stage for Hanson's heroics in the extra session. The Vikings outshot the Cheesemakers 48-30. Monroe goalkeeper Heath Bear, a sophomore, had 44 saves.