Kasson, MN—All facets of the Dodge County game were clicking this weekend as the boys went 4-0. JV beat Luverne 16-0 and Waconia 4-2, while Varsity beat Luverne 4-2 and Waconia 6-2.
On Friday night in Luverne, Jake Isaak (So., Byron) scored two goals in the first period. Isaak dumped the puck in and hustled to the net after the goalie could not cover it up fast enough. The second goal deflected in off his shoulder following a James McPeak (So., Byron) shot from the point. Luverne tied the score at 2-2 at 3:33 of the third period, but Brendon Wolesky (So., Byron) slammed in the game winner at 7:59 of the third period. On the power play, Isaak and Wolesky were parked in front of the net when McPeak took a shot from the point. The goalie rejected the Isaak rebound, but Wolesky was not to be denied. Gavin Giesler (So., KM) stretched the lead to 4-2 assisted by Wolesky and Ethan Dale (Jr., Pine Island). Isaac Dale (So., Pine Island) made 24 saves and got some help from the post and crossbar as Luverne banged 4 shots off the iron.
Saturday night’s game celebrated Dodge County Youth Hockey night. The Wildcats beat Waconia 6-2 in front of a full house at Four Seasons Arena. Six players scored goals: Gavin Giesler (So., KM), Charlie Blaisdell (Jr., KM), Anthony Porisch, (Sr., KM), Matt Donovan (So., KM), Isaac Rogne (Jr., Byron) and Brendon Wolesky (So., Byron). The last 1:18 of the third period was run off the clock as James McPeak (So., Byron), remained on the ice following a check from behind. With the win, the Wildcats are now on a five-game win streak thanks to balanced scoring and good defense.
The Wildcats next game is Alumni Night at home on Thursday, December 19 against St. Paul Highland Park. JV at 5 p.m. and Varsity at 7 p.m.
The Wildcats celebrated Dodge County Youth Hockey night at their home opener, a 6-2 win over Waconia. Two DCYH players prepare to skate the flags out to center ice.