Arrowhead, Cedarburg Advance to Finals
Dec 27, 2012
Junior Defenseman Jake Miller and Junior Forward Nick Peterson both had two goals and an assist to lead Hartland Arrowhead to the Championship Game of the Admirals Cup, presented by Bradley Corporation, with a 7-3 win over WNS (Whitefish Bay-Shorewood-Nicolet).
Miller earned player of the period by netting a goal and an assist while helping Hartland Arrowhead to a 3-0 lead after the first. A tough comeback was already ahead of WNS when they gave up a late goal just 39 seconds from the first intermission.
Midway through the second period Hartland Arrowhead fired up to tally three goals in just a 1:26 span and push their lead to 6-0. With about four minutes to go in the period WNS broke the shutout and gain a litlle momentum before going to the third period.
The first three minutes and four seconds of the period belonged to WNS when they scored two goals to pull within three at 6-3. However, when Arrowhead needed someone to change the momentum they got several key stops from goaltender Trevor Macey, and sealed the fate with a shorthanded goal from Senior Forward Brian Sesolak.
The attempted comeback by WNS was powered by two seniors: Defenseman Thomas Aiken had a goal and an assist while Forward Drew Kneisel had two assists. WNS will play in the Consolation game at 12:06 PM Friday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Stoughton 1 (SO)
In the only game of the Admirals Cup to be decided by just one goal, Cedarburg sealed their spot in the finals with a 2-1 shoot-out win over Stoughton.
A power-play goal by Stoughton's Chris Mill was the only scoring in the first two periods.
However, Cedarburg finally found a solution to Stoughton's goaltending and tied the game at 1 just 2:23 into the third period on a marker from Evan Gable.
In overtime Stoughton goalie Taylor Lyons came up huge on a 2-0 breakaway making the save and keeping it tied. Several times the puck bounced innocently around the net, but to a shootout it went.
It only took two rounds for a winner to be declared as Cedarburg's first two shooters both found the back of the net. While both of Stoughton's shooters could not solve Senior Goaltender Tyler Jansen.
Both goalies excelled as Jansen made 23 saves on 24 shots and didn't allow a goal on two shoot-out opportunities leading the Bulldogs to the Championship tomorrow at 2:46 PM against Hartland Arrowhead.
Lyons was outstanding as well, making 28 saves in the contest.
Stoughton will play WNS Storm tomorrow at 12:06 PM. Both games will be played at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.