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4 – 3 OT          1 – 0           @  Bay Port

Score Record Opponent Location
   3 – 6

   3 – 6

    1 – 1

    1 – 2


Fox Cities

Fond du Lac

@ Fox Cities

   1 – 5     1 – 3 Notre Dame Cornerstone Ice Center
   2 – 8     1 – 4 University School Fond Du Lac Blue Line
   7 – 4     2 – 4 Wisconsin Rapids SWC Rec Center
   4 – 3     3 – 4 Stevens Point Pacelli Fond du Lac Blue Line
   2 – 4     3 – 5 Marquette Eble Ice Arena
   0 – 5    3 – 6 Fond du Lac Springs  Fond du lac Blue Line
   6 – 1     4 – 6 @ Brookfiled STARS Naga-Waukee
   2 – 1

   8 – 5

   4 – 6

    5 – 6

   6 – 6

    6 – 7



Appleton United


@ Appleton

   0 – 6     6 – 8 Waupun Fond du Lac Blue Line
   3 – 4

   6 – 3

    6 – 9

    7 – 9


@ Monona Grove

Mullett Ice Center
   2 – 4     7 – 10 Neenah/Hortonville/Menasha Tri-County Ice Arena
    1 – 5      7 – 11 De Pere  Fond du Lac Blue Line
    7 – 1     8 – 11 Oshkosh Oshkosh YMCA
    9 – 1

3 – 8

12 – 2

  3 – 5

     9 – 11

9 – 12

10 – 12

10 – 13




Appleton United

Fond du Lac Blue Line
 2 – 2  OT 10 – 13 – 1 Middleton Fond du Lac Blue Line

  6 – 3             11 – 13 – 1        Sheboygan                      WIAA Regional  

  4 – 1              12 – 13 – 1       Arrowhead                     WIAA Regional

0 – 4             12 – 14 – 1        St. Mary’s Springs        WIAA Sectional Semi-Final


1      TJ Draves            G      12       5’10” 160
3     Max Erstad          F      10       5’11” 160
5     Logan Graf          D       9        6’0” 180
6     Nick Amsden      F       11       5’11” 135
7     Cole Carlson        F      10       5’3” 130
8     Zach Wilson       D       12       6’2” 210
9     Zach Schmit       D       12       6’3” 190
10   Keenan Schwartz   F     9       5’7” 125
11    Erich Kurtz            D     11      5’8” 175
12   Caden Carlson       F     10      5’3” 130
13   Dylan Shober        D     10      5’10” 150
14   Steven Schlosser Jr.   F     12    6’3” 145
15    Nolan Grier           F      9        6’1” 160
16    Brian Skupas        D     10       6’0” 165
17    Henry Lange         F      12       6’2” 210
18   Tanner Schultz      F      10       5’6” 130
19   David Bonlander   F      10       5’11” 150
22   Justin Mock           F      10       5’7” 155
23   Brody Detert          D      9        5’9” 150
24   Kolton Sabel          F      12       5’10” 185
25   Ryan Schlosser     D      11        5’10” 175
26   Noah Hatch           D      12       6’1” 170
27   Jonah Duwell        F       10       5’8” 145
28   James Riehl           F       10       5’7” 155
29   Kanen Getz            D       12       6’0” 200
30   Corbin Guy            G        9        5’10” 150
31    Mark Kedinger     G       12        5’10” 145
32   Matthew Meyer    F        11        5’6” 150
34   Bobby Demotts    D        10       5’9” 255
35   Garrett Getz          G         9        5’6” 150
36   Josh Stephany      F        10        6’1” 185
39   Justin Disterhaft  D        11        5’6” 130

Varsity Coach: Ryan Sarazin
Junior Varsity Coach: John Nejedlo
Assistant Coach: Gary Lakin
Assistant Coach: Greg Goral
Assistant Coach: Rex Whealon
Student Managers: Katerina Newman and Talya Loken

Badgerland All-Conference selections

Fond du Lac seniors Henry Lange and Zach Wilson were second-team honorees.

Honorable mention honorees were sophomores Caden Carlson and Cole Carlson of Fond du Lac


Colin Ahern, sr., gk, St. Mary’s Springs; Alec Elkin, sr., for, Neenah; Carter Flegner, jr., def, Waupun; Colin Holz, sr., for, Waupun; Jonathon Kwasny, sr., def, Fox Cities; Zach Welsch, jr., for, St. Mary’s Springs.

Player of the Year: Colin Ahern, St. Mary’s Springs

Coach of the Year: Jason Buchholz, Waupun


Cam Beek, jr., for, Waupun; Owen Engel, jr., def, Neenah; Dillon Fox, jr., for, Neenah; Caleb Sauer, sr., gk, Waupun;

Henry Lange, Sr., forward, Fond du Lac

Zach Wilson, Sr., defense, Fond du Lac


Appleton: Matthew Baker, sr., for; Eric Horman, sr., for; Greyson Maulik, sr., for. Fox Cities: Zach Bishop, sr., for; Seth Bishop, sr., for; Max Gutjahr, jr., gk.

Caden Carlson, Soph., forward, Fond du Lac

Cole Carlson, Soph., forward, Fond du Lac

Neenah: Ethan Long, soph., for; Stephen Priest, sr., def; Preston Long, sr., gk. Pacelli: Daniel Mitch, sr., for. St. Mary’s Springs: Mitch Huettl, soph., for; Brady Welsch, fr., for; Noah Pickart, fr., def; Noah Blanck, jr., def. Waupun: Caleb Baxter, sr., for; Carson Schramm, sr., def; Cole Kamphuis, sr., def.

St. Mary’s Springs 4 Fond du Lac 0 to net WIAA tourney win

FOND DU LAC – Zach Welsch scored twice in a three-goal second period and St. Mary’s Springs shut out rival Fond du Lac for the second time this season, collecting a 4-0 win over the Cardinals in a WIAA sectional semifinal hockey game at the Blue Line Family Ice Center on Tuesday night.

The Ledgers, the No. 2 seed in the sectionals, will face top-seeded University School of Milwaukee with a state berth on the line on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at the Blue Line Ice Center. University School beat Waupun, 6-3, in the other semifinal.

Fond du Lac head coach Ryan Sarazin thought his team played much better in the second period on Tuesday after being outshot 16-1 in the opening period.

The Cardinals had more shots than the Ledgers in the second period – 12 to 11 – and had some good scoring opportunities but couldn’t get a puck past Springs’ goalkeeper Colin Ahern.

“In two games, we’ve had trouble cracking that goal down there. Credit their defense and goaltending,” Sarazin said. “I thought we played better in the second and we come out down 3-0 because they do a good job capitalizing on the rush opportunities they had.”

Fond du Lac had a chance early in the second period to take the lead when the Ledgers took a five-minute major penalty.

But the Cardinals managed only two shots on goal in the first three-plus minutes of the power play and then lost the man advantage when they were charged with a penalty.

Fond du Lac freshman Corbin Guy also had a strong night in net, stopping 42 shots in the game and taking a hard hit from the Ledgers’ Justin Schwartzmiller that led to the five-minute penalty.

“He’s really been seeing the puck well. In the Arrowhead game last week he was dialed in and we were lucky he was tonight as we were trying to start our engines,” Sarazin said. “There is a good core group there coming back. You look down our scoring lineup, where our scoring punch comes from and there are a lot of guys who will be back in the locker room.”

St. Mary’s Springs 0 3 1 – 4

Fond du Lac 0 0 0 – 0

Second period: SMS – Zach Welsch (Noah Pickart), 11:29 (pp). SMS – Mitchell Huettl (Z. Welsch), 8:29. SMS – Z. Welsch (Brady Welsch, Pickart), 2:16.

Third period: SMS – Z. Welsch (B. Welsch), 12:56.

Saves: SMS (Colin Ahern) 20, FON (Corbin Guy) 42.

Fond du Lac, St. Mary’s Springs ready for tournament hockey showdown

FOND DU LAC – It’s always something special when Fond du Lac and St. Mary’s Springs face off on a hockey rink. But this meeting between the two Fond du Lac area programs will be ramped up even more.The Cardinals and Ledgers will collide at Blue Line Family Ice Center at 8 p.m. Tuesday  in a WIAA sectional semifinal, and both coaches are expecting a great atmosphere when the teams take the ice. “Tuesday is going to be a blast. It always is fun when the two teams get together,” Ledgers coach Tim Ahern said. “There will be a lot of people in the building and it should be a whole lot of fun for the fans.”

As much as it is about the two high school programs colliding in a tournament contest, the game also showcases the efforts of the city’s youth hockey programs.The majority of the players have come through the same youth system before choosing which school to attend at the high school level, which means both successful squads are products of the same feeder program.

“It shows the depth of our youth program, and that’s something a lot of people in the community have worked hard at,” Fond du Lac coach Ryan Sarazin said. “Both programs knew we were on the edge of getting some talented players and now they are showing that on the ice. It will be a big showcase of that and a sense of pride for the community.”

Fond du Lac is the only one of the four teams remaining in the sectional that was seeded entering the tournament. The Cardinals had to play a first-round game against Sheboygan — which it won 6-3 — and then posted a 4-1 win over third-seeded Arrowhead. Fond du Lac hasn’t lost in its last three games and is 5-2-1 since Jan. 23. “We’re kind of coming together as a team. It seems like in January we started to hang up a few more wins and It’s good to see at the right time,” Sarazin said. “It’s always our goal to be getting the best out of our kids at tournament time and have them getting the best out of their game this time of year.” Sarazin pointed to a couple of areas for the Cardinals’ resurgence. He said the team has really bought in to the defensive concepts and have been shining on that end of the ice, while being more patient within the game.The Cardinals also have stepped up their play on the specials teams, including on the power play where Fond du Lac has scored four goals with an extra skater the last three games.“We struggled early in the year both scoring goals on the power play and on the penalty kill and we seem to be staying more disciplined right now,” Sarazin said.

Springs has certainly been on a roll the entire season and has lost just twice in 2018 — both coming to teams ranked in the top seven. The Ledgers are 9-2-1 since Jan. 6 and have outscored their opponents 54-17 and have four shutout wins in that span.Springs rolled past West Bend’s co-op program 8-1 in a regional tournament game last week as six players found the net in the win.“We’re getting scoring out of all of our lines and our defense has been real solid,” Springs coach Tim Ahern said. “I feel real good. We’re healthy and I like where we are at.”One advantage the Ledgers might have in this one is in net with senior goalkeeper Colin Ahern. Colin Ahern, the player of the year in the Badgerland Conference, has a .946 save percentage and seven shutouts, and having a netminder like that has allowed the young Ledgers confidence. “It really helps our blue line corps because four of the five guys are freshmen, so it’s loosened them up and let them play a little more freely,” Tim Ahern said. “It is definitely a good feeling, knowing if you let something happen, you have a nice backstop there in Colin. Colin Ahern had one of his shutouts when the teams met Dec. 22 as the Ledgers registered a 5-0 win.

Neither coach, though, believes that game will have much of an effect on Tuesday’s contest Both teams have improved over the course of the season as each young roster has gained experience and that makes what transpired nearly two months ago of little consequence.“Too long ago for both teams. They’ve done a great job with a lineup that has allowed them to win and you can’t take that for granted,” Ahern said.

“It’s a totally different environment but in this case we have something to prove. We weren’t together at that point of the season, like we are now,” Sarazin said. “I congratulate them on a great game earlier in the year, but we didn’t perform to the level we should have. “Each game plays out differently, especially in the playoffs and hopefully we can put that one behind us and come out with our best effort on Tuesday.”

Carlson sparks pair of hockey tournament wins for Fond du Lac


Caden Carlson, Fond du Lac

The sophomore forward fueled a pair of WIAA hockey tournament wins for Fond du Lac. Carlson finished with a hat trick as well as an assist in a 6-3 win over Sheboygan and then registered assists on all four Cardinals goals in a 4-1 win over Arrowhead.

Fond du Lac  4   Arrowhead  1      WIAA Regional

ARROWHEAD – Zach Wilson scored two goals to lead the Cardinals to the regional win.

Caden Carlson added four assists for Fond du Lac, while Corbin Guy had 28 saves in goal.

Fond du Lac  1  1  2  –  4

Arrowhead  0  1  0  –  1

Goals:1st period  

Zach Wilson FDL (Caden Carlson, Zach Schmit) 2:17.

2nd period

Max Erstad FDL (Carlson) 9:50;

Kyle O’Connor A (Tyler Trivett, Tony Peterson) 6:42.

3rd period

Kolton Sabel FDL (Carlson) 5:58;

Wilson FDL (Carlson) :29.

Saves: Corbin Guy FDL 28, Arrowhead 15.

Fond du Lac  6   Sheboygan   3         WIAA Regional

Caden Carlson scored three goals in the third period, including two late empty-net goals, as the Cardinals pulled away for the regional victory.

Henry Lange added two goals for Fond du Lac. Zach Wilson also scored. Corbin Guy saved 22 shots in goal for Fond du Lac.

Fond du Lac will play at Arrowhead on Friday in the regional final.

Sheboygan  0  3  0  –  3

Fond du Lac  2  1  3  –  6

Goals: 1st period

Zach Wilson F (Max Erstad) 3:55 pp;

Henry Lange F (Zach Wilson, Caden Carlson) 7:21 pp.

2nd period

Tyler Sunagel S 2:42;

Henry Lange F 3:00;

Martin Janku S (Luke McKinch) 7:34;

Martin Janku S (Mike Fowler) 9:28.

3rd period  

Caden Carlson F (Max Erstad) 15:19;

Caden Carlson F 15:40;

Caden Carlson F (Max Erstad) 16:47.

Saves: Maclane Schick S 21, Corbin Guy F 22.

Fond du Lac Cardinals 2  Middleton Cardinals 2   OT

Game Totals

Middleton Cardinals 1 1 0 0 2
Fond du Lac Cardinals 0 0 2 0 2
SHOTS 1 2 3 OT1 T
Middleton Cardinals 12 10 4 3 29
Fond du Lac Cardinals 3 5 11 4 23

Scoring Summary



Middleton Cardinals

#7 Nick Lindberg (power play) (#9 Andrew Chafe)



Middleton Cardinals

#16 Ayden Henderson (power play) (#5 Brooks Kalschuer, #4 Jake Feldt)



Fond du Lac Cardinals

#9 Zach Schmit (power play) (#12 Caden Carlson, #8 Zach Wilson)


Fond du Lac Cardinals

#15 Nolan Grier (even strength) (#36 Josh Stephany, #18 Tanner Schultz)



Fond du Lac Cardinals Goalies

1 TJ Draves 26:00 16 15 1 .938
30 Corbin Guy 33:00 13 12 1 .923
TOTALS 59:00 29 27 2 .931


FOND DU LAC – Henry Lange scored three goals and had a pair of assists to lead the Cardinals to the easy win over the Ice Hawks.

Fond du Lac, which erupted for eight goals in the second period, also got two goals from Zach Wilson, three assists from Kolton Sabel and two assists from Caden Carlson and Noah Hatch.

The Cardinals scored their eight goals in the second period on only 11 shots. 

Oshkosh  0 1 1 – 2

Fond du Lac  2 8 2 – 12


First period

Henry Lange FDL (Tanner Schultz, Kolton Sabel) 3:58;

Brian Skupas FDL (Henry Lange) 12:00.

Second period

Henry Lange FDL 2:13;

Cole Carlson FDL (Caden Carlson, Noah Hatch) 3:52;

Tanner Schultz FDL (Zach Schmit, Kolton Sabel) 5:22;

Zach Wilson FDL (Max Erstad, Cole Carlson) 7:00;

Keenan Schwartz FDL (Zach Wilson) 11:01;

Alex Held O (Hunter Pouh, Mason Robertson) 11:53;

Noah Hatch FDL (Caden Carlson) 12:33;

Nolan Grier FDL (Brian Skupas) 14:59;

Henry Lange FDL (Brody Detert) 16:28.

Third period –

Zach Wilson FDL (Henry Lange, Kolton Sabel) 1:24;

Max Erstad FDL (Noah Hatch, Keenan Schwartz) 4:34;

Logan Uecker O (Jack Strey, Andrew Grebe) 13:23.


Tyler Baumann O 27    T.J. Draves FDL 9.

Fond du Lac  9   Cedarburg  1

The Cardinals broke open a tight game with a five-goal outburst in the second period and went on to whip the Bulldogs.

Caden Carlson and Max Erstad both had two goals for Fond du Lac.

Cole Carlson, Caden Carlson and Zach Wilson each had a pair of assists.

Cedarburg  1 0 0 – 1

Fond du Lac  1 5 3 – 9


1st period

Caden Carlson FDL sh 3:19

Alex Russ C (T.J. Stork) pp 13:02.

2nd period

Henry Lange FDL (Cole Carlson, Zach Wilson) sh 2:45

Caden Carlson FDL 3:32

Cole Carlson FDL (Henry Lange, Caden Carlson) 8:30

Tanner Schultz FDL (Zach Wilson) 11:30

Zach Wilson FDL (Caden Carlson) pp 14:36

3rd period

Max Erstad FDL (Cole Carlson) 7:14

Max Erstad FDL 11:06

Zach Schmit FDL 11:18


Peter Gontarski C 18, Corbin Guy FDL 22.

Fond du Lac   7   Oshkosh   1

OSHKOSH – Henry Lange scored five goals to lead Fond du Lac to the victory.

Tanner Schultz and Kolton Sabel also scored for the Cardinals, while Corbin Guy made nine saves in goal.

Jake Kortbein scored for Oshkosh.

Fond du Lac  3 2 2 – 7

Oshkosh  0 0 1 – 1


1st period

Tanner Schultz FDL (Kolton Sabel, Zach Wilson) 3:24

Henry Lange FDL (Tanner Schultz) 9:49

Henry Lange FDL (Corbin Guy) 12:00 pp.

2nd period

Henry Lange FDL 3:46

Henry Lange FDL (Kolton Sabel, Zach Wilson) 10:00

3rd period

Henry Lange FDL 2:09; Kolton Sabel FDL (Logan Graff, Nolan Grier) 10:56 pp

Jake Kortbein O (Andrew Grebe, Hunter Pouh) 15:55 pp


Corbin Guy FDL 9, Tyler Baumann O 27.

Neenah/Hortonville/Menasha  4   Fond du Lac  2

FOX CROSSING – Ethan Long and Dillon Fox each scored a goal in the third period to lead the Rockets over the Cardinals.

Zach Wilson and Caden Carlson each found the back of the net for Fond du Lac in the second period.

Fond du Lac  0  2  0  –  2

Neenah/Hortonville/Menasha  1  1  2  –  4


First period – Ethan Long NHM (Drew Sutton, Stephen Priest) 4:45.

Second Period – Zach Wilson FDL (Henry Lange, Kolton Sabel) :18; Caden Carlson FDL (Cole Carlson, Max Erstad) 1:39; Thomas Priest NHM (Dillon Fox) 5:12.

Third Period – Fox NHM (Eric Alberts, T. Priest) 11:07; Long NHM (S. Priest) 16:51.

Saves: Corbin Guy FDL 25, Calder Evans NHM 9.

Fond du Lac 6    Monona Grove 3

MONONA GROVE – The Cardinals five of the game’s final six goals to pull away for the victory over Monona Grove.

Fond du Lac had six players score in the game – Max Erstad, Nolan Grier, Tanner Schultz, Henry Lange, Kolton Sabel and Cole Carlson.

T.J. Draves made 27 saves in goal for the Cardinals.

Fond du Lac  1 2 3 – 6

Monona Grove  2 0 1 – 3


1st Period

Max Erstad F (Zach Wilson) 12:05

Sebastian Karns-Bingham MG (Tanner Smith, Garret Vinge) pp 7:21

Garret Vinge MG (Ethan Johnson, Jack LeMire) sh 3:09.

2nd Period

Nolan Grier F (Kolton Sabel) 14:28

Tanner Schultz F (Kolton Sabel, Nolan Grier) 3:26

3rd Period

Henry Lange F (Cole Carlson) pp 11:27

Brady Gerothanas MG (Tanner Smith) 10:02

Kolton Sabel F (Henry Lange, Max Erstad) 7:50

Cole Carlson F (Zach Wilson, Max Erstad) pp 6:47


T.J. Draves F 27, Jason Borchert MG 38.

Senior Spotlight – Zach Wilson looks right at home on a sheet of slippery ice.

The senior defenseman, who was an honorable mention all-Badgerland selection last year, leads all Fond du Lac blueliners in scoring this season and his 14 points is tied for second overall on a Cardinals team that is 6-8. Wilson is one of the captains of the young Cardinals team and sees this group getting things cranked up as the regular season starts to wind down. “The key to turning it around is us, as leaders, need to step it up and we need to start playing as more of a team,” Wilson said. “What I like about hockey is the overall being around the team, playing with the boys. Just being able to go out and grind every day

Do you have a nickname? I go as Wheels or Willie.

What is your greatest sports accomplishment? Getting a letter as a captain for the Fond du Lac hockey team. That’s a pretty big honor.

What is your most embarrassing sports moment? Getting hit in the face with a tennis ball last tennis season.

Do you have any pregame superstitions or rituals? I always goof around with a soccer ball in pregame.

Why are sports important to you? It’s taught me to grow up a bit more, just overall becoming a man, I guess.

Appleton United   6    Fond du Lac   4

Game Totals

Fond du Lac Cardinals 1 1 2 4
Appleton United 2 1 3 6
SHOTS 1 2 3 T
Fond du Lac Cardinals 7 10 10 27
Appleton United 6 7 9 22

Scoring Summary

1st Period

7:08      Fond du Lac Cardinals

#8 Zach Wilson (even strength) (#3 Max Erstad )

10:07    Appleton United

#20 Erik Horman (even strength) (#4 Matthew Baker)

 10:39      Appleton United

#20 Erik Horman (even strength) (#11 Ethan Baker)

 2nd Period

 10:21       Fond du Lac Cardinals

#15 Nolan Grier (even strength) (#26 Noah Hatch, #9 Zach Schmit)

16:17    Appleton United

#4 Matthew Baker (even strength) (#11 Ethan Baker, #42 Ben Thomas)

 3rd Period

 2:09      Fond du Lac Cardinals

#17 Henry Lange (even strength)

5:19      Fond du Lac Cardinals

#12 Caden Carlson (short handed) (#7 Cole Carlson)

 8:01       Appleton United

#42 Ben Thomas (power play) (#20 Erik Horman, #7 Greyson Maulick)

10:33      Appleton United

#4 Matthew Baker (even strength) (#16 Cole McCabe,)

15:14   Appleton United

#42 Ben Thomas (even strength) (#7 Greyson Maulick, #4 Matthew Baker)

Fond du Lac Cardinals Goalies

1 TJ Draves 0:00 0 0 0 .000
30 Corbin Guy 51:00 22 16 6 .727
TOTALS 51:00 22 16 6 .727

Joe Raymond Memorial Holiday Classic @ Naga-Waukee Ice Center

Fond du Lac  8     Janesville  5

Delafield – Henry Lange’s goal at 16:26 of the second period put the Cardinals ahead to stay in their win over the Bluebirds and win the consolation game of the Joe Raymond Memorial Hockey Tournament.

Fond du Lac, which trailed 3-0 after the first period, got three goals and an assist from Lange and four assists from Zach Wilson.

Max Erstad had two goals and assist for the Cardinals.

Fond du Lac  0 5 3 – 8

Janesville  3 1 1 – 5


1st period – Hayden Funk J (Charlie DeGarmo) 3:55; Ben Coulter J (Kyle Ward , Hayden Funk) 14:55; Ben Coulter J 15:07.

2nd period

Cole Carlson FDL (Caden Carlson, Zach Wilson) 6:31

Ben Coulter J (Kyle Ward, Conor Joyce) 7:44

Kolton Sabel FDL (Brody Detert, Zach Schmit) 8:15

Henry Lange FDL (Zach Wilson) 14:10

Max Erstad FDL (Nolan Grier, Caden Carlson) 16:19

Henry Lange FDL (Max Erstad, Kolton Sabel) 16:26

3rd period  

Caden Carlson FDL (Zach Wilson) pp 10:17

Ben Coulter J 15:28

Henry Lange FDL 15:43

Max Erstad FDL (Henry Lange, Zach Wilson) 15:51

Saves: Owen Aldrich J 20, T.J. Draves FDL 26

Joe Raymond Memorial Holiday Classic @ Naga-Waukee Ice Center

Fond du Lac  2    Kettle Moraine  1

Brookfield – Cole Carlson and Henry Lange scored goals for Fond du Lac in the victory.

Corbin Guy made 37 saves in goal for the Cardinals.

Kettle Moraine  0 0 1 – 1

Fond du Lac  0 2 0 – 2


2nd period

Cole Carlson F (Caden Carlson) 1:09

Henry Lange F 14:52

3rd period

Ben Morse KM (Trevor Schneller, Wally Haines) 3:39 pp.

Saves: Corbin Guy F 37

Joe Raymond Memorial Holiday Classic @ Naga-Waukee Ice Center

Fond du Lac  6    Brookfield 1

BROOKFIELD – The Cardinals scored four goals in the first period to secure the win. Six players found the back of the net for Fond du Lac, while Corbin Guy made 16 saves in goal.

Fond du Lac  4 0 2 – 6

Brookfield  0 1 0 – 1


1st period  

Zach Wilson FDL (Henry Lange) 3:38

Henry Lange FDL (Max Erstad) 6:30

Cole Carlson FDL (Nolan Grier) 14:41

Caden Carlson FDL (Cole Carlson) 16:49

2nd period

Kellan Short B (Jared Christensen, Dylan Widmer) 12:41.

3rd period

Nolan Grier FDL (Erstad, Lange) 2:05;

Tanner Schultz FDL (Justin Mock) 13:51.


Emmett Peters B 21, Corbin Guy FDL 16

St. Mary’s Springs skates to shutout win over rival Fond du Lac

FOND DU LAC – Trailing 1-0 to start the second period, Fond du Lac came out with a flurry of energy and activity, controlled possession and put a plethora of pressure on the St. Mary’s Springs defense. Then, just like that, they were facing a 2-0 deficit and the Ledgers had all the momentum. Zach Welsch’s goal off a nifty give-and-go stopped the Cardinals in their tracks and kicked off a four-goal period as St. Mary’s Springs collected the 5-0 win at the Blue Line Ice Center on Friday night to retain the Sturgeon Cup. “We talked between the two periods that we needed to come out hot and we didn’t at the beginning,” Ledgers head coach Tim Ahern said. “But that goal was big and really kind of opened the floodgates for us.”

Welsch would score twice in the period, while Justin Schwartzmiller and Brady Welsch also scored, yet it was that first goal just 1:06 into the stanza that seemed to leave the Cardinals stunned. “It was like a punch in the gut,” Fond du Lac coach Ryan Sarazin said. “I thought we had good momentum and I thought we dominated the first shift and first minute but they came back and got a goal and really grabbed all of the momentum of the game. That’s how hockey goes sometimes.”

With the Ledgers pinned inside their own blue line seemingly from the start of the second period, St. Mary’s Springs was able to gain possession of the puck and Zach Welsch took a long pass near center ice as he zoomed up the rink. He skated across the blue stretching toward the left boards when he delivered a pass to Mitchell Huettl near the right face-off circle. Huettl returned the puck and Zach Welsch popped the puck into the open net. “That was huge. Mitchy made a great pass and it just fired the whole bench up,” Zach Welsch said. “We were on a roll after that.” Huettl and Zach Welsch pick up assists on Brady Welsch’s goal about eight minutes into the second period for a 3-0 lead, while Brady Welsch returned the favor to Zach on the next goal as the junior captain dropped to a knee to drive the one-timer past Fond du Lac goalkeeper Corbin Guy.

Schwartzmiller, who tallied the lone goal in the first period, followed Zach Welsch’s second goal with his second tally and the Ledgers had their five-goal lead. “We were moving pucks great on our line rushes and then just basically finish back door on our chances,” Zach Welsch said. Ahern was pleased with the way his squad was getting skaters and pucks to the net in the period. “The other thing we did really, really well tonight was driving the net,” Ahern said. “All of our goals were within 2 or 3 feet of the net and that was because we had good center ice drive, brought it in wide and found the guy going hard to the net, which is great.”

Despite some modest scoring chances in the third period, neither team found the net and Colin Ahern put the capper on his 20-save shutout, fighting off a rising shot with 38 seconds left to keep Fond du Lac off the scoreboard. “I try not to (think about the shutout). In the third, in the last five minutes, I sneak a peek at the scoreboard to see how much time is left,” said Colin Ahern, who notched his third shutout of the season. “I just try to stay in the moment. Try to do the best I can and try to get a win.”

Guy finished with 21 saves for Fond du Lac, including a couple of tough stops in the first period before Schwartzmiller scored with about six minutes left in the period. The Cardinal defense also played well in the period keeping numerous shots off their netminder to stymie the Ledger attack. “We did block a lot of shots which was good, but it’s also a concern because it means we aren’t having puck possession,” Sarazin said. “Hockey is a game of flow and when they got the momentum we didn’t respond well.”

The win means the Sturgeon Cup will remain with the Ledgers, who have captured a win in the rivalry game in three of the four years since the traveling trophy was introduced. It’s a victory that St. Mary’s Springs takes very seriously and the Ledgers were pleased to maintain ownership of the prize. “It’s what we prepare for all season,” Colin Ahern said. “We share a rink, our locker rooms are right next to each other. So it’s fun to beat them.”

St. Mary’s Springs 1 4 0 – 5

Fond du Lac 0 0 0 – 0

First period: SMS – Justin Schwartzmiller (Noah Blanck), 11:06.

Second period: SMS – Zach Welsch (Mitchell Huettl), 1:06. SMS – Brady Welsch (Z. Welsch, Huettl), 7:59. SMS – Z. Welsch (B. Welsch), 14:15. SMS – Schwartzmiller (Cade Tennessen), 15:36.

Saves: SMS (Colin Ahern) 20, FON (Corbin Guy) 21.

Marquette Hilltoppers   4      Fond du Lac Cardinals   2

Game Totals

Fond du Lac Cardinals 0 1 1 2
Marquette Hilltoppers 1 3 0 4
SHOTS 1 2 3 T
Fond du Lac Cardinals 6 12 7 25
Marquette Hilltoppers 13 9 6 28

Scoring Summary

1st Period

10:30     Marquette Hilltoppers

#7 Jacob Armbruster (even strength) (#9 Charles Langenfeld)

2nd Period

4:19       Marquette Hilltoppers

#26 Danny McKenna (power play) (#3 Matthew McKenna)

4:48      Marquette Hilltoppers

#8 Jacob Slater (even strength) (#26 Danny McKenna)

10:28    Marquette Hilltoppers

#2 George Schelble (power play) (#12 Luc Cadieux, #8 Jacob Slater)

13:22    Fond du Lac Cardinals

#15 Nolan Grier (even strength) (#12 Caden Carlson, #7 Cole Carlson)

3rd Period

3:30      Fond du Lac Cardinals

#15 Nolan Grier (even strength) (#9 Zach Schmit)

Fond du Lac Cardinals Goalies

1 TJ Draves 0:00 0 0 0 .000
30 Corbin Guy 48:12 27 23 4 .852
TOTALS 51:00 28 24 4 .857

Fond du Lac  4    Stevens Point Pacelli   3

The Cardinals jumped out to a 3-1 lead after one period and held on for the victory at Blue Line Ice Center. Nolan Grier, Max Erstad and Zach Wilson scored in the first period for Fond du Lac. Caden Carlson’s goal in the second period gave Fond du Lac a 4-1 lead.    TJ Draves made 16 saves in goal for the Cardinals.

Pacelli              1 0 2 – 3

Fond du Lac  3 1 0 – 4


1st period

Nolan Grier F (Henry Lange) 7:42

Griffin Firkus P (Daniel Mitch) 8:19

Max Erstad F (Henry Lange) 10:52

Zach Wilson F (Justin Mock, James Riehl) 13:56

2nd period

Caden Carlson F (Zach Schmit) 11:12

3rd period

Daniel Mitch P (Richard Zupan) 2:41

Daniel Mitch P 12:52.


Saves: Trevin Milbauer P 39, TJ Draves F 16.

Fond du Lac   7    Wisconsin Rapids   4

Fond du Lac’s James Riehl’s goal at 8:40 of the second period was part of a five-goal period by the Cardinals and put them ahead to stay in the win over the Red Raiders.

Henry Lange also had a pair of goals for Fond du Lac.

Fond du Lac                  0 5 2 – 7

Wisconsin Rapids         0 2 2 – 4

Goals – 2nd period

Colton Flammini WR (Nick Campbell) 5:42;

Henry Lange FDL (Max Erstad) 7:56;

James Riehl FDL (Zach Wilson) 8:40;

Nolan Grier FDL (Zach Schmidt, Caden Carlson) 12:33;

Ian Pagel WR (Gaven Duckett, Jack Lilla) 13:08;

Nolan Grier FDL (Caden Carlson, Cole Carlson) 14:17;

Cole Carlson FDL (Caden Carlson) 15:53.

Goals – 3rd period

Carson Crotteau WR (Isaac Gilbert, Colton Flammini) :25;

Nick Campbell WR (Carson Crotteau, Colton Flamini) 6:33;

Zach Schmidt FDL 10:13;

Henry Lange FDL (Logan Graf) 10:56.


Shots: WR 28, FDL 32.

Saves: Tanner Ready WR 12, Alex Rawling WR 13, Corbin Guy FDL 24.

Notre Dame Academy Tritons 5

Fond du Lac Cardinals 1

Game Totals

Fond du Lac Cardinals 0 0 1 1
Notre Dame Academy Tritons 0 3 2 5
SHOTS 1 2 3 T
Fond du Lac Cardinals 4 2 5 11
Notre Dame Academy Tritons 16 21 10 47

Scoring Summary



Notre Dame Academy Tritons

#18 Sawyer Scholl (even strength) (#3 Jon Fry, #12 Josh DeLange)


Notre Dame Academy Tritons

#2 Jacob Peterman (even strength) (#19 Bryce Poshak)


Notre Dame Academy Tritons

#6 Daniel Laatsch (even strength) (#3 Jon Fry, #23 Mike Gregoire)



Fond du Lac Cardinals

#12 Caden Carlson (power play) (#8 Zach Wilson, #9 Zach Schmit)


Notre Dame Academy Tritons

#19 Bryce Poshak (even strength)


Notre Dame Academy Tritons

#19 Bryce Poshak (even strength) (#4 Corbin Skinner, #13 Brendan Poshak

Fond du Lac Cardinals Goalies

1 TJ Draves 0:00 0 0 0 .000
30 Corbin Guy 51:00 47 42 5 .894
TOTALS 51:00 47 42 5 .894

Fox Cities  6   Fond du Lac  3

 Game Totals

Fond du Lac Cardinals 2 1 0 3
Fox Cities Stars 1 4 1 6
SHOTS 1 2 3 T
Fond du Lac Cardinals 17 21 14 52
Fox Cities Stars 10 13 13 36

Scoring Summary


Fond du Lac Cardinals

#8 Zach Wilson (even strength) (#24 Kolton Sabel)

Fond du Lac Cardinals

#15 Nolan Grier (even strength) (#24 Kolton Sabel)

Fox Cities Stars

#7 Seth Bishop (even strength) (#20 Chase Hunter)



Fond du Lac Cardinals

#3 Max Erstad (even strength) (#24 Kolton Sabel)

Fox Cities Stars

#17 Ben Coons (short handed) (#4 Jonathan Kwasny (C))

Fox Cities Stars

#15 Robert O’Brien (power play) (#7 Seth Bishop)

 Fox Cities Stars

#6 Jeremiah DeValk (power play) (#16 Nolan Lamers)

Fox Cities Stars

#7 Seth Bishop (even strength)


Fox Cities Stars

#22 Andrew Ohland (power play) (#12 Zachary Bishop, #4 Jonathan Kwasny (C))

Fond du Lac Cardinals Goalies

1 TJ Draves 51:00 36 30 6 .833
30 Corbin Guy 0:00 0 0 0 .000
31 Mark Kedinger 0:00 0 0 0 .000
TOTALS 51:00 36 30 6 .833

Fox Cities Stars Goalies

30 Mitch Kroll 0:00 0 0 0 .000
35 Max Gutjahr 51:00 52 49 3 .942
TOTALS 51:00 52 49 3 .942
1 2 3 T
Homestead Highlanders 3 1 2 6
Fond du Lac Cardinals 2 1 0 3

1st Period


Fond du Lac Cardinals

#7 Cole Carlson (even strength) (#17 Henry Lange, #23 Brody Detert)


Homestead Highlanders

#10 Drew Gebhardt (power play) (#17 Pierce Stastney, #8 Jackson Katz)


Fond du Lac Cardinals

#17 Henry Lange (power play) (#12 Caden Carlson, #8 Zach Wilson)


Homestead Highlanders

#17 Pierce Stastney (short handed) (#22 Will Gerew)


Homestead Highlanders

#11 Joey Buenz (even strength) (#14 Logan Timm, #8 Jackson Katz)



2nd Period


Fond du Lac Cardinals

#24 Kolton Sabel (even strength) (#8 Zach Wilson, #15 Nolan Grier)


Homestead Highlanders

#17 Pierce Stastney (power play) (#10 Drew Gebhardt)

3rd  Period


Homestead Highlanders

#17 Pierce Stastney (short handed)


Homestead Highlanders

#10 Drew Gebhardt (even strength) (#8 Jackson Katz, #17 Pierce Stastney)

Fond du Lac Cardinals Goalies

1 TJ Draves 34:00 18 15 3 .833
30 Corbin Guy 17:00 9 6 3 .667
TOTALS 51:00 27 21 6 .778

Fond du Lac   4     Bay Port   3

Max Erstad scored at 3:29 in overtime to lift the Cardinals to the victory Wednesday at Cornerstone Community Center.

Caden Carlson scored two goals, and Corbin Guy made 38 saves in goal for the Cardinals.

Fond du Lac  1 2 0 1 – 4

Bay Port  1 1 1 0 – 3


First period – Caden Carlson FDL (Cole Carlson, Henry Lange) 5:20; Aaron Ribar BP (Max Moore) 16:39.

Second period – Nick Messerschmidt BP 5:15; Caden Carlson FDL (Zach Wilson) 10:07; Nolan Grier FDL (Max Erstad) 13:31.

Third period – Carl Cano BP (Aaron Ribar, Sam Gustafson) 11:38.

OT – Max Erstad (Nolan Grier, Tanner Schultz) 3:29.

Shots: FDL 20, BP 41.

Saves: Corbin Guy FDL 38, Riley Baye BP 16.