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Over the Thanksgiving holiday, the U18 Girls traveled to San Diego, California to participate in the 2011 Surf Cup. The girls meet back on campus a few days before Thanksgiving Day to fly out together. The girls played one game on Friday against New Mexico Rush, and two games on Saturday against OSSA (OR) and San Diego Surf. In the first game of the tournament sabres took on the New Mexico Rush squad. After going down 0-1 in the 10 th minute, Darian Powell came on as a sub in the last 5 minutes of the first half to play a perfect through ball to Kennedy Ulrich who equalized just before half-time. The sabres dominated the second half, hitting the post and having multiple shots on goal, but couldn’t find a winner. In the second game of the tournament agaisnt OSSA the sabres went down 0-1 in the 4 th minute. Hope Lundberg equalized on a looping header just before half-time. The squad gave up another goal at the beginning of the second half that ended up being the game-winner. The sabres played well the rest of the game, but were unable to find the back of the net. In the third and final game for the sabres, they went out on a good note beating the San Diego Surf 6-0. The team had goals from Kennedy Ulrich (2); Mackenzie Graybill (2); Darian Powell ; Karina Fredette .
GU18 Surf Cup Results
11/7/11…Every team in action this past weekend played their games on Sunday, November 6th. The boys U16DA and U18YS teams traveled to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to take on Eastern Iowa United. And the girls U18 team traveled to La Crosse, Wisconsin to take on their last MRL opponent in Elm Grove. Boys U16DA : Early on Suday morning, the squad took on Eastern Iowa United’s strong U18 team and lost a tough match due to a free kick late in the game 2-1. In their second game of the day the sabres took on the U17 Eastern Iowa team, coming out with a point in a 1-1 draw. Scoring goals on the weekend were Steve Eneme and Akeem Ward . Boys U18YS : Unlike the U16DA team, the squad only played one game on the day. In the afternoon the U18YS team took on the Eastern Iowa United U18 team. The sabres jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on goals from Eddosa Muhammed and Norbey Putt-Ryan . Both goals were scored in the first eight minutes of the game. After letting in a goal late in the first half, the sabres held on to win the game 2-1. Girls U18 : The girls U18 squad traveled to La Crosse, Wisconsin for an afternoon game against the always strong, Elm Grove. The sabres came out strong and behind two goals from Player of the Match Kennedy Ulrich , won 2-0. Ulrich scored her first goal in the 17th minute off an assist from Karina Fredette , and the two linked up again in the 68th minute for the second goal of the match. The shutout gives the sabres their 6th consecutive clean-sheet in all competitions. The girls finished their Fall MRL season in second place behind Grand Rapids Crew, with a record of 8-1-0. Up next, the girls will be traveling to Del Mar, California to take part in the Surf Cup over Thanksgiving break.
Weekend Review: 11/6/11
Teddy Blueger scores highlight-reel goal, adds two assists in win over Minnesota Red
Teddy Blueger of Shattuck-St. Mary’s had a goal and two assists in the championship game against Minnesota Red. Photo by Helen Nelson
Taking risks has never been an issue for senior forward Teddy Blueger of Shattuck-St. Mary’s.
At age 15 Blueger decided to uproot himself and travel across the ocean to hit the ice for Shattuck-St. Mary’s. The goal was to play against better competition in the sport he loved. Originally from Riga, Latvia, Blueger decided southern Minnesota was the best place for him to grow as a hockey player.
Now at age 17, Blueger is a key member of his team’s dominant offense that pulled out a 5-3 championship victory in the Bauer NIT on Sunday, Nov. 6, at New Hope Arena in New Hope.
In the second period, with his team up by a goal, Blueger decided to take another risk.
After catching a pass from teammate Ryan Schwalbe, Blueger dashed into the zone and cut to the middle of the ice, right into the teeth of the Minnesota Red defense. He split the two defenders, moved the puck to his backhand and flipped it over goaltender Bryan Nies of Grand Forks Red River to push the score to 2-0.
It was a bold, “in-your-face” type of goal that revved up both the crowd and his teammates.
Although his skill clearly transferred from Latvia, many things have been different for Blueger since he began living in the U.S.
“Life in general is just a lot different,” Blueger said. “Just how people go about their business. But I like it a lot here.”
Some of the differences he’s noticed have been on the ice as well.
“Intensity and the speed of the game,” Blueger said were very different in the U.S. “How hard guys work. The ice is definitely smaller, so the game is a little faster.”
During the course of the Upper Midwest High School Elite Hockey League, Blueger racked up 26 points (8 goals and 18 assists) on a team that went 13-1-1. His distribution abilities are well known — and much appreciated by his coach, Tom Ward.
“He sees plays, he sees people, and he’s a very deft passer,” Ward said. “He sees the game in a way that most people don’t see the game.
“Teddy Blueger is a very, very, very skillful player. To his credit he’s a hard-working skill player, so if you’ve got a player that’s got skill and he’s a hard worker, then you got a chance to have a good player. Teddy’s really maturing as a player. His game is rounding out and he’s learning to play in his own end and be reliable all over the rink.”
Coach Ward was pleased with Blueger’s performance, and his team’s performance as a whole, after winning the Bauer NIT title.
“Learning how to win championships is a learned trait,” Ward said. “I think you need to learn how to play when the cheese is binding a little bit and the pressure is on. And every game you can get in like this really helps.”
Shattuck-St. Mary’s is looking at the victory as a stepping stone to future success during the course of its long season.
“We are continuing to grow as a group, but we’ve got a lot of hockey to play,” Ward said. “We haven’t even had a snowflake yet and we gotta play until the middle of April. I really like the way we’re playing after 20 games.”
Blueger was happy for a little revenge. Shattuck-St. Mary’s lost in the title game last season 5-4 to Minnesota White in overtime, something that didn’t sit very well with the team.
“It definitely means a lot going forward,” Blueger said.
–Walker Orenstein, MN Hockey Hub staff
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Fejes scores twice in rout of Elite League standings leader Team Southeast
Hunter Fejes scored twice, and John Draeger and Teddy Blueger each had a goal and two assists to lead Shattuck-St. Mary’s past Team Southeast 8-2 on Sunday, Oct. 23, in an Upper Midwest High School Elite League matchup of standings leaders at Hobbs Ice Center in Eau Claire, Wis.
The teams alternated scoring the first five goals. The score was tied at 2 early in the second period when Shattuck-St. Mary’s (13-1-1) scored three times to take a 5-2 lead into the third.
Fejes scored both his goals in the third period as Shattuck-St. Mary’s finished the regular season on an 11-game win streak. Shattuck-St. Mary’s lone loss came on Oct. 1 to team Wisconsin.
Team Southwest, which had already clinched the regular season league title, dropped to 13-4-3. Two of Team Southwest’s losses have come against Shattuck-St. Mary’s. Team Southeast had one game remaining on its schedule, a matchup against host Team Wisconsin on Sunday afternoon.
Shattuck-St. Mary’s, which annually joins the Elite League two weeks after the rest of the teams, finished in second with 28 points in the standings despite playing six fewer games.
Team Southeast’s Tyler Sheehy of Burnsville scored in the first period and Scott Nelson of Eastview tied it at 2 on a power play just 47 seconds in the second period.
Shattuck-St. Mary’s goaltender Kyle Hayton stopped 24 of 26 shots and lowered his league-best save percentage to .929. Hayton also has the Elite League’s best goals-against average at 1.88.
Anders Franke of Elk River stopped 30 of 38 shots.
Team Southeast lost top defenseman Eric Schurhamer of St. Thomas Academy to a game ejection for butt-ending late in the second period. Schurhamer also received a 5-minute misconduct for the infraction.
SSM rolls past Team Southeast
UW women’s hockey: Decker makes most of chance
Brianna Decker knows time is running short, so the junior center for the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team is trying to make every nanosecond count.
Decker only has another eight weeks or so to alternately observe and pick the fertile brain of Meghan Duggan before the 2011 Patty Kazmaier Award winner graduates from UW in December with a degree in biology.
Duggan, the all-time leading scorer in program history who led the Badgers to the NCAA title last season, intends to return to the Boston area where she grew up and where she’ll continue to train toward another berth on the U.S. Olympic Team for 2014.
Between now and then, Duggan is a fixture at UW practices, attacking every drill and conditioning session. Decker is never very far away.
“I’ve taken so much from her already and she’s continuously helping me,” Decker said of her former linemate. “I’m trying to soak up everything as quick as possible here the next couple months.”
Decker, from Dousman, has a world-class skill set that could reunite her with Duggan on Team USA for the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
In 70 career games, Decker has 54 goals, 60 assists and 114 points. She’s coming off a sophomore season in which she totaled 80 points (34 goals, 46 assists) and teamed with Duggan and current senior winger, captain and Olympian Hilary Knight to guide the Badgers to their fourth national title in six years.
Decker became a protégé of sorts for Duggan. Whatever drill Duggan did, Decker wanted to see if she could do it better. Whenever Duggan stayed after practice to work on her game, Decker was right there, too.
But this goes beyond the game. Duggan was an exceptional captain. Teammates respectfully referred to her as “Alpha.” When Decker picks her brain, the subjects aren’t limited to on-ice tactics.
“I ask her little things about leadership and how to control certain situations on the team,” said Decker, one of three assistant captains along with senior wingers Brooke Ammerman and Carolyn Prevost. “And I know she studies her butt off all the time. I want to pick up on those things, too.
“I want to be an all-around good person and that’s what she is. She’s a great example for every one of us in that (dressing) room.”
The top-ranked Badgers are about to get a good measure of their collective character. They open a daunting month of matchups at 2 p.m. Saturday when they host North Dakota in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association series at the Kohl Center.
The Sioux are loaded with talent and seem primed for a breakthrough season. That series is followed by two more against rivals Minnesota and Minnesota-Duluth before Boston University comes to Madison for a rematch of March’s NCAA title game.
“We’re playing solid teams this month,” Decker said. “It’s going to be a challenge, but we need to focus on ourselves.”
In the midst of carrying 17 credits this semester, Duggan kept close tabs on Decker. Duggan likes what she sees.
“She has developed into probably, I’d say, one of the best players in the world,” Duggan said. “Just in the last year the strides that she’s made in her game are unbelievable. I think everyone has noticed them.
“I’m really excited to see where she’s going to go this year. Her eagerness to learn and get better every single day I think is what’s made her into an elite player. She’s only going to get better because of that.”
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Devils put the ‘C’ on Parise’s sweater
By Dave Lozo - NHL.com Staff Writer
The move comes after Parise signed a one-year contract this offseason. Parise will become an unrestricted free agent after this season, but has said both his agent and the team will work on a long-term extension during the season.
As per the collective-bargaining agreement, Parise can’t sign a new deal until after Jan. 1.
Parise talked about potentially becoming the team’s captain with NHL.com before training camp, saying: “Of course I would like to. I think right now, with our team, we’re in a transition period where for six years, I was always the youngest guy and all of a sudden I’m one of the oldest. We’re at a point where there are a lot of veteran guys who aren’t with us anymore.
“As a player, you try to take a little bit more of a leadership role every year. Whether you have the ‘C’ or not, it’s not as if players are going to look at me different. That’s just now how it is. Players just respect other players whether they got a ‘C’ on their jersey or not.”
The Devils drafted Parise in the first round of the 2003 Entry Draft. In six seasons with New Jersey, the native of Minneapolis has scored at least 30 goals four times with a career-high of 45 in 2008-09. The left wing is coming off a season where he played just 13 games due to a knee injury suffered at the end of October.
Devils put the ‘C’ on Parise’s sweater
Jordy Murray wearing #28 playing in the Swiss National League A for Rapperwil Lakers.
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The U18 girls kicked their season off in the right direction with two victories in Rockford, IL this past weekend. The girls had a convincing 6-0 win on Saturday against the Palatine Celtics, and followed it up the next morning with a 2-1 win over Fox Valley Strikers. On Saturday afternoon, the U18 girls got off to a slow start in the first half against Palatine Celtics, where they headed into halftime locked at 0-0. Right after the break, the scoring started and didn’t stop until it was 6-0 and the final whistle blew. Powell (46. Moss); Ulrich (71. Patterson); Moss (74. Fredette); Lundberg (80. Ulrich); Lundberg (85. Fredette); Jilk (89. Lundberg) Coming off a great win, the girls had an early start the next morning at 8am against the Fox Valley Strikers. The scoring took place early on in this match with all three of the games goals coming in the first 25 minutes. The SSM girls were able to hold on to a 2-1 win to get their second victory of the early season. Powell (8. Ulrich); Fox Valley Strikers (10.); Powell (22. Lundberg) The SSM U18 girls are now sitting on top of the MRL First Division Red, with 8 goals for, and only 1 goal against. This coming weekend the girls travel to Iowa to take on three strong Michigan opponents in the Michigan Rush, Michigan Hawks, and the Grand Rapids Crew.
U18 Girls Get Off to a Good Start