2018-19 Girls Varsity Hockey Schedules – Est. 2001-02 < 18 years >

///2018-19 Girls Varsity Hockey Schedules – Est. 2001-02 < 18 years >

2018-19 Girls Varsity Hockey Schedules – Est. 2001-02 < 18 years >

Go to link below for all 2018-19 FDL HS winter sports weekly schedule

http://www.foxvalleyassociation.org/public/genie/240/school/4/

Go to link below for 2018-19 Girls Hockey schedule – scores – standings  

https://www.wisconsinprephockey.net/page/show/4418509-warbirds

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2018-19 Varsity Girls Hockey Schedule

  Score            Record
    10 – 0         1 – 0 Stoughton        
    8 – 0      2 – 0    3 – 0 Northland Pines Fox Cities        
       
     3 – 1     4 – 0 (H) Wisconsin Valley Union        
     3 – 1     5 – 0 @ University School
     3 – 1     6 – 0    @   Onalaska
      5 – 1    7 – 0 @   Black River Falls
     5 – 0    8 – 0 (H)   Brookfield Central        
    4 – 2    9 – 0  Chippewa Falls / Menominee @ Holiday Tourney
    3 – 4    

    1 – 4

   9 – 1    

   9 – 2

Eau Claire All Stars

Eau Claire  All Stars

     4 – 0     10 – 2      Bay Area        
     5 – 2    11 – 2 @  Middleton
     4 – 3    12 – 2 @ Fox Cities        
Friday, Jan 18, 2019
Game 5:00PM DC Everest Blueline Family Ice Center        
Saturday, Jan 19, 2019
Game 5:00PM Cedarburg Beaver Dam Family Ice Center        
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019
Game 5:45PM Away vs. Arrowhead Arrowhead High School
Friday, Jan 25, 2019
Tournament 6:00PM Baraboo, Lakeland Union, Somerset Beaver Dam Family Ice Center        
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019
Tournament 10:00AM Baraboo, Lakeland Union, Somerset Beaver Dam Family Ice Center        
Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019
Game 7:00PM Away vs. Sun Prairie Sun Prairie Ice Arena
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019
Game 12:30PM Hudson Blue Line Ice Center        

Varsity Reserve Girls Hockey Schedule

Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018
Game 5:00PM Away vs. University School of Milwaukee University School of Milwaukee
 Saturday, Dec 15, 2018
Tournament 4:00PM Away vs. Cedarburg, University School of Milwaukee, Middleton, Xavier Ozaukee Ice Center
Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019
Game 7:45PM Away vs. Arrowhead Arrowhead High School
Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019
Game 5:00PM Away vs. Sun Prairie Sun Prairie Ice Arena
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019
Game 8:00PM Away vs. Cedarburg Ozaukee Ice Center

Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance Roster No.                       Name                                    Position

3 Dayna Jones D 10
4 TJ Lindeman D 12
5 Sydney Foote F 12
6 Steely Schaefer D 10
8 Alyssa Foote F 10
9 Zaria Martens D 9
10 Jenna Kirschbaum F 12
11 Morgan Brown F 12
12 Tori Schmidt F 10
13 Maike Zipp F 12
14 Cassie Stephany F 10
15 Eve Lundin D 12
16 Rachel Bolin F 10
17 Hattie Verstegen F 11
18 Emily Brown D 9
19 Claire Bresser F 12
20 Megan Okon F 12
22 Drew Deanovich D 12
23 Christy Sabel D 12
26 Riley Smith D 10
27 Matreya Schellpfeffer F 11
31 Abby Okon G 10
33 Samantha Fischer F 9
34 Cameron Schaefer D 9
36 Emma Anderson F 10
37 Alyssa Heim F 12

Head Coaches  Paul Utlech – Duane Woeshnick

Assistant Coaches Erica Ballweg-Larson Dean Deanovich Katie Ehlenfeldt Mike Murray

Team Manager Rayna Hiley

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#5 Warbirds/Beaver Dam 4   #1 Fox Cities 3

The Warbirds built a 3-1 lead through two periods and held on for the victory over the Stars at Tri-County Ice Arena.

Fox Cities entered the game ranked No. 1 in the state, took a 1-0 lead in the first period

The Warbirds, ranked fifth in the state, scored 3 goals in the second period from:

(1) Dayna Jones – assist  Allysa Heim

(2) Hattie Verstegen scored on a penalty shot

(3) Alyssa Heim –  assists  Drew Deanovich  & Maike Zipp

Period 3 – Drew Deanovich scored an unassisted goal

Abby Okon made 20 saves in goal for the Warbirds

Game Totals

SCORING

    1

   2

   3

   T

Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance

   0

   3

    1

   4

Fox Cities Stars

   1

   0

   2

   3

SHOTS

   1

   2

   3

   T

Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance

 10

  5

  4

  19

Fox Cities Stars

  11

  6

  6

  23

Scoring Summary

    • 1ST PERIOD
    • 9:26
    • Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance
    • #22 Drew Deanovich (even strength)

Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance Goalies

#

NAME

   MIN

   SOG

  SV

   GA

   SV %

31

Abby Okon

  51:00

     23

  20

    3

  0.870

WIPH/COACHES GIRLS TOP TEN

JANUARY 7, 2019 (WEEK 7)

1. Fox Cities
2. Central Wisconsin
3. Eau Claire Area
4. Western Wisconsin
5. Warbirds/Beaver Dam
6. St. Croix Valley
7. Hudson
8. University School
9. Cap City
10. Rock County

Honorable Mention:
Hayward

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Warbirds/Beaver Dam 5    Madison Metro Lynx 2

Game Totals

SCORING

   1

   2

   3

   T

Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance

   1

   2

   2

   5

Madison Metro Lynx

   1

  0

   1

   2

SHOTS

   1

   2

   3

   T

Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance

  17

  15

  20

  52

Madison Metro Lynx

  4

  7

   5

  16

Scoring Summary

    • 1ST PERIOD
    • 2ND PERIOD
    • 3RD PERIOD

Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance Goalies

#

NAME

MIN

SOG

  SV

  GA

   SV %

31

Abby Okon

51:00

   16

  14

    2

  0.875

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WIPH/COACHES GIRLS TOP TEN

DECEMBER 31, 2018 (WEEK 6)

1. Central Wisconsin
2. Fox Cities
3. Eau Claire Area
4. Western Wisconsin
5. Warbirds/Beaver Dam
6. St. Croix Valley
7. University School
8. Hudson
9. Cap City
10. Rock County

Honorable Mention:
Bay Area
Hayward

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3rd Game of Holiday Tournament @ Tri-County Ice Arena

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Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance 4   Bay Area 0

Game Totals

SCORING

   1

   2

   3

   T

Bay Area Ice Bears

   0

    0

   0

   0

Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance

    1

    3

   0

   4

SHOTS

   1

   2

   3

   T

Bay Area Ice Bears

   6

   7

   8

   21

Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance

  14

   14

   6

   34

Scoring Summary

    • 1ST PERIOD
    • 1:39
    • Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance
    • #37 Alyssa Heim (even strength)
    • 2ND PERIOD
    • 4:25
    • Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance
    • #37 Alyssa Heim (short handed)
    • 12:53
    • Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance
    • #37 Alyssa Heim (even strength)
    • 3RD PERIOD
    • NO SCORE

Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance Goalie

  #   

     NAME

   MIN

   SOG

   SV

   GA

    SV %

  31

Abby Okon

   51:00

     21

    21

     0

    1.000

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WIPH/COACHES GIRLS TOP TEN

DECEMBER 31, 2018 (WEEK 6)

1. Central Wisconsin
2. Fox Cities
3. Eau Claire Area
4. Western Wisconsin
5. Warbirds/Beaver Dam
6. St. Croix Valley
7. University School
8. Hudson
9. Cap City
10. Rock County

Honorable Mention:
Bay Area
Hayward

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Eau Claire  4    Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance 1

Game Totals

SCORING

   1

   2

   3

   T

Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance

   0

   0

    1

   1

Eau Claire Area Stars

   0

   1

   3

   4

SHOTS

   1

   2

   3

   T

Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance

   2

   7

  11

  20

Eau Claire Area Stars

   7

  12

  10

  29

Scoring Summary

    • 1ST PERIOD
    • NO SCORE
    • 2ND PERIOD
    • 3RD PERIOD
    • 0:18
    • Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance
    • #13 Maike Zipp (even strength)

Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance Goalie

#

        NAME

   MIN

   SOG

    SV

   GA

   SV %

31

Abby Okon

  51:00

    28

   25

     3

0.893

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WIPH/COACHES GIRLS TOP TEN

DECEMBER 24, 2018 (WEEK 5) 1. Central Wisconsin 2. Eau Claire Area 3. Warbirds/Beaver Dam 4. Fox Cities 5. Western Wisconsin 6. St. Croix Valley 7. University School 8. Hudson 9. Cap City 10. Rock County Honorable Mention: Hayward

. 2nd Game of Holiday Tournament @ Tri-County Ice Arena

Eau Claire  4  Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance 3

Game Totals

SCORING

   1

   2

   3

   T

Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance

   1

   1

   1

   3

Eau Claire Area Stars

   3

   1

  0

   4

SHOTS

    1

    2

    3

    T

Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance

 15

   9

  8

  32

Eau Claire Area Stars

  9

   9

  6

  24

Scoring Summary

    • 1ST PERIOD
    • 2ND PERIOD
    • 3RD PERIOD
    • 14:58
    • Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance
    • #37 Alyssa Heim (even strength)

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Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance Goalie

#

NAME

   MIN

   SOG

    SV

    GA

    SV %

31

Abby Okon

  51:00

    24

   20

      4

   0.833

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WIPH/COACHES GIRLS TOP TEN

DECEMBER 24, 2018 (WEEK 5)

1. Central Wisconsin 2. Eau Claire Area 3. Warbirds/Beaver Dam 4. Fox Cities 5. Western Wisconsin 6. St. Croix Valley 7. University School 8. Hudson 9. Cap City 10. Rock County

Honorable Mention: Hayward . 1st Game of Holiday Tournament @ Tri-Countu Ice Arena

Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance   4     Chippewa Falls/Menomonie   2

Game Totals

SCORING

   1

    2

    3

    T

Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance

  3

   0

    1

   4

Chippewa Falls/Menomonie

  2

  0

   0

   2

SHOTS

    1

    2

    3

    T

Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance

  10

   19

   17

   46

Chippewa Falls/Menomonie

  12

   7

   6

   25

Scoring Summary

    • 1ST PERIOD
    • 2ND PERIOD
    • No Score
    • 3RD PERIOD

Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance Goalie

#

NAME

   MIN

    SOG

   SV

   GA

    SV %

31

Abby Okon

  51:00

      25

   23

     2

   0.920

WIPH/COACHES GIRLS TOP TEN

DECEMBER 24, 2018 (WEEK 5)

  1. Central Wisconsin 2. Eau Claire Area 3. Warbirds/Beaver Dam 4. Fox Cities 5. Western Wisconsin 6. St. Croix Valley 7. University School 8. Hudson 9. Cap City 10. Rock CountyHonorable Mention: Hayward

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Warbirds/Beaver Dam 5     Brookfield 0

Game Totals

SCORING

   1

   2

   3

   T

Brookfield Glacier

   0

   0

   0

   0

Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance

   1

   2

   2

   5

SHOTS

   1

   2

   3

   T

Brookfield Glacier 

   9

   7

   7

  23

Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance

  15

  19

  10

  44

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Scoring Summary

    • 1ST PERIOD
    • 2ND PERIOD
    • 3RD PERIOD

Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance Goalie

#

NAME

   MIN

   SOG

   SV

   GA

   SV %

31

Abby Okon

   51:00

     23

   23

     0

   1.000

WIPH/COACHES GIRLS TOP TEN

DECEMBER 10, 2018 (WEEK 3)

  1. Eau Claire Area 2. Central Wisconsin 3. Warbirds/Beaver Dam 4. Western WI 5. Fox Cities 6. Hudson 7. University School 8. St. Croix Valley 9. Cap City 10 (t). Hayward 10 (t). Rock County

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Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance 5    Black River Falls 1

Game Totals

SCORING

  1

  2

  3

  T

Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance

 1

 2

 2

 5

Black River Falls

 1

 0

 0

 1

SHOTS

   1

    2

   3

   T

Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance

 11

 18

  6

 45

Black River Falls

 2

  2

  1

5

Scoring Summary

    • 1ST PERIOD
    • 7:59
    • Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance
    • #11   Morgan Brown    (unassisted)
    • 2ND PERIOD
    • 2:12
    • Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance
    • #37    Allysa Heim     (unassisted)
    • 16:43
    • Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance
    • #37    Allysa Heim     (#13  Maike Zipp)
    • 3RD PERIOD
    • 5:00
    • Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance
    • #15   Eva Lundin    (#17 Hattie Verstegen  –  #11  Morgan Brown)
    • 8:38
    • Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance
    • #17 Hattie Verstegen    (#37  Allysa Heim)

Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance Goalies

#

NAME

MIN

SOG

SV

GA

31

Abby Okon

51:00

2

2

1

WIPH/COACHES GIRLS TOP TEN

DECEMBER 3, 2018 (WEEK 2)

1. Eau Claire Area 2. Central Wisconsin 3. Warbirds/Beaver Dam 4. Western WI 5. Hudson 6. Cap City 7. Fox Cities 8. University School 9. St. Croix Valley 10 (t). Bay Area 10 (t). Rock County

Honorable Mention:

Chip Falls/Menomonie     –     Hayward

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Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance 3    Onalaska Hilltoppers 1

Game Totals

SCORING

  1

  2

  3

  T

Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance

  1

  1

  1

  3

Onalaska Hilltoppers

  0

  0

  1

  1

SHOTS

    1

   2

  3

  T

Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance

  7

 17

  7

  31

Onalaska Hilltoppers

4

3

2

9

Scoring Summary

    • 1ST PERIOD

Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance Goalies

#

NAME               

MIN

SOG

  SV

  GA

SV %

31

  Abby Okon

51:00

   8

   7

   1

0.875

WIPH/COACHES GIRLS TOP TEN

DECEMBER 3, 2018 (WEEK 2)

1. Eau Claire Area 2. Central Wisconsin 3. Warbirds/Beaver Dam 4. Western WI 5. Hudson 6. Cap City 7. Fox Cities 8. University School 9. St. Croix Valley 10 (t). Bay Area 10 (t). Rock County

Honorable Mention: Chip Falls/Menomonie Hayward .

#3  Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance 3         #8   University School of Milwaukee 1

Game Totals

SCORING

   1

   2

   3

   T

Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance

   1

   0

   2

   3

University School of Milwaukee

   0

   0

    1

   2

SHOTS

    1

    2

    3

    T

Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance

    4

    6

    5

   15

University School of Milwaukee

   10

    8

    11

   29

Scoring Summary

    • 1ST PERIOD
    • 9:40
    • Warbirds / Beaver Dam Alliance
    • #37  Alyssa Heim  (#15 Eve Lundin ) (#3  Dayna Jones)
    • 2ND PERIOD          No Score
    • 3RD PERIOD
    • 8:55
    • Warbirds / Beaver Dam Alliance
    • #13  Maike Zipp  (#17  Hattie Verstegen) 
    • 16:09
    • Warbirds / Beaver Dam Alliance
    • #37  Alyssa Heim  (unassisted)

Warbirds / Beaver Dam Goalie

#

NAME

    MIN

    SOG

    SV

GA

31

Abby Okon

    51:00

      30

     29

    1

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WIPH/COACHES GIRLS TOP TEN

DECEMBER 3, 2018 (WEEK 2)

  1. Eau Claire Area 2. Central Wisconsin 3. Warbirds/Beaver Dam 4. Western WI 5. Hudson 6. Cap City 7. Fox Cities 8. University School 9. St. Croix Valley 10 (t). Bay Area 10 (t). Rock County
  2. Honorable Mention: Chip Falls/Menomonie Hayward

. Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance  3      Wisconsin Valley Union  1

SCORING 1 2 3 T
Wisconsin Valley Union 1 0 0 1
Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance 1 1 1 3

 

SHOTS 1 2 3 T
Wisconsin Valley Union 6 5 4 15
Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance 13 17 13 43

  Scoring Summary 1ST PERIOD  8:27 Wisconsin Valley Union #3 Gwynn Beversdorf (even strength) (#15 Shelby Tryba) 16:16 Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance #22 Drew Deanovich (even strength) (#11 Morgan Brown, #17 Hattie Verstegen) 2ND PERIOD 12:02 Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance #37 Alyssa Heim (short handed) 3RD PERIOD 13:57 Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance #37 Alyssa Heim (even strength)  

Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance Goalies

# NAME MIN SOG SV GA SV %
31 Abby Okon 51:00 15 14 1 .933

 

WIPH/COACHES GIRLS TOP TEN

NOVEMBER 26, 2018 (WEEK 1)

  1. Eau Claire Area 2. Hudson 3. Central Wisconsin 4. Cap City 5. Warbirds/Beaver Dam 6. University School 7. Western Wisconsin 8. Fox Cities 9. St. Croix Valley 10. Hayward
  2. Honorable Mention: Bay Area Wisconsin Valley Union

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Warbirds 3 – 0 at Waupun Tournament

Go to link below for 2018-19 Girls Hockey schedule – scores – standings   https://www.wisconsinprephockey.net/page/show/4418509-warbirds The Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance team defeated Stoughton 10 – 0 on Friday – on Saturday they defeated Northland Pines  8 – 0 and Fox Cities 2 – 0 at the Waupun Tournament. Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance 8    Northland Pines Eagles 0

SCORING 1 2 3 T
Northland Pines Eagles 0 0 0 0
Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance 2 5 1 8
SHOTS 1 2 3 T
Northland Pines Eagles 6 9 1 16
Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance 15 15 10 40

Scoring Summary

1ST PERIOD 10:35 Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance #11 Morgan Brown (even strength) (#37 Alyssa Heim) 11:57 Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance #17 Hattie Verstegen (even strength) (#12 Tori Schmidt) 2ND PERIOD 1:49 Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance #11 Morgan Brown (even strength) (#13 Maike Zipp) 6:26 Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance #10 Jenna Kirschbaum (short handed) 8:45 Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance #13 Maike Zipp (power play) (#37 Alyssa Heim) 14:53 Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance #11 Morgan Brown (power play) (#17 Hattie Verstegen) 15:24 Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance #10 Jenna Kirschbaum (even strength) (#23 Christy Sabel) 3RD PERIOD 8:30 Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance #37 Alyssa Heim (even strength) (#15 Eve Lundin)

Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance Goalie

# NAME MIN SOG SV GA SV %
31 Abby Okon 51:00 16 16 0 1.000

Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance 2     Fox Cities Stars 0

SCORING 1 2 3 T
Fox Cities Stars 0 0 0 0
Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance 1 1 0 2

Scoring Summary

1ST PERIOD 16:47 Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance #19 Claire Bresser (even strength) (#17 Hattie Verstegen) (#22 Drew Deanovich) 2ND PERIOD 1:49 Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance (#13 Maike Zipp) (even strength) (#18 Emily Brown)

Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance Goalie

# NAME MIN SOG SV GA SV %
31 Abby Okon 51:00 30 30 0 1.000

Warbirds 10 Stoughton 0

SCORING 1 2 3 T
Icebergs 0 0 0 0
Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance 2 1 7 10

The Warbirds opened the season at the Waupun Tournament by defeating Stoughton 10 – 0. The Warbirds scored 7 goals in the 3rd period with Morgan Brown scoring 3 of the 7 goals in the final period for the hat trick. Goalies Abby Okon and Cassie Stephany recorded the shutout for the Warbirds. Scoring Summary 1st Period 4:41 Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance #22 Drew Deanovich (even strength) (#34 Cameron Schaefer) 12:02 Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance #14 Cassie Stephany (even strength) (#37 Alyssa Heim, #15 Eve Lundin) 2nd Period 14:04 Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance #37 Alyssa Heim (even strength) (#10 Jenna Kirschbaum, #14 Cassie Stephany) 3rd Period 4:35 Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance #11 Morgan Brown (even strength) (#13 Maike Zipp) 5:45 Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance #10 Jenna Kirschbaum (even strength) (#37 Alyssa Heim) 9:29 Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance #13 Maike Zipp (even strength) (#15 Eve Lundin, #17 Hattie Verstegen) 11:33 Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance #37 Alyssa Heim (even strength) (#3 Dayna Jones) 12:52 Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance #11 Morgan Brown (even strength) 14:02 Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance #11 Morgan Brown (even strength) 16:01 Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance #17 Hattie Verstegen (even strength) (#15 Eve Lundin)

Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance Goalies

# NAME MIN SOG SV GA SV %
14 Cassie Stephany 17:00 2 2 0 1.000
31 Abby Okon 34:00 8 8 0 1.000
TOTALS 51:00 10 10 0 1.000

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Warbirds find success in second year of merger

Merging rival athletic programs is not an easy task. For the Fond du Lac Warbirds and Beaver Dam girls hockey programs, the first year in their new Warbirds/Beaver Dam alliance was a rocky transition.

But one year later, the alliance is ranked third in the state with an undefeated record. On the ice, the roster — which includes 10 seniors — is seeing success, and off the ice, they are starting to look more like a team.

“Fond du Lac, Beaver Dam and Waupun have always had a rivalry almost,” Waupun senior forward Morgan Brown said. “Us coming together was like two rival teams trying to get along, but we’re getting there.”

“We were both such strong programs, being Warbirds and then having the Beaver Dam people join us,” Fond du Lac senior defenseman Christy Sabel added. “It wasn’t more the girls. It was just logistics stuff.”

Co-head coach Duane Woeshnick, who has been with the girls hockey program for seven years, said Fond du Lac and Beaver Dam made the decision to merge because of low participation. The teams were expected to have just 10 skaters and potentially no goalie.

The formation of the alliance brought the roster to 23 players, including five seniors from Fond du Lac and Waupun and five from Beaver Dam. The high level of experience is the team’s greatest asset, and it is 8-0 almost midway through the season, Woeshnick said.

The alliance also has a strong goalie in sophomore Abby Okon, who boasts a .971 save percentage. Fond du Lac senior forward Maike Zipp said Okon’s strong goaltending has saved the Warbirds early this season.

But despite the undefeated record, which includes four shutouts, seniors say the biggest room for improvement is on offense.

“Scoring goals — we’ve had a lot of opportunities. We just aren’t capitalizing as much as we should,” Zipp said.

Brown added that getting a couple more pucks in the net per game would be the cherry on top of the Warbirds’ early success. The team has spent the last two weeks focusing on shooting — working with the goalies to hit their spots and placing their shots.

“Once we put the puck on the net, eventually it’ll go in, so just keeping our shots on the goal and crashing the net for those rebounds,” Waupun senior forward Claire Bresser said.

The Warbirds/Beaver Dam Alliance is the only undefeated team in the Eastern Shores Conference. With the talent in the Eastern Shores, it’s shocking to Fond du Lac senior defenseman Drew Deanovich.

Most of the Eastern Shores teams make it to the state top 10 by the end of the season, Woeshnick said.

“We may win some games. We may lose some games, but having that Eastern Shores Conference be so strong, we can benefit from it, and it makes us better down the road,” Woeshnick said.

Zipp has played with many of the Fox Cities players and said that the Stars, currently third in conference, are the team’s biggest challenge. “I guess you never can count a team out,” Brown said of the conference. “They always bring something late in the season.”

In week 4, the alliance is ranked third in state behind Eau Claire and Central Wisconsin. On Dec. 27, the Warbirds play Chippewa Falls followed by No. 1 Eau Claire in a holiday tournament at Tri County Ice Arena.

“That’ll be a good test for us, this holiday tournament, to see where we’re at against a No. 1-ranked team in the state,” Woeshnick said.

In year two of the merger, the team implemented new ways to build chemistry on and off the ice. Woeshnick said many of the girls played together on a U-14 team in eighth grade. Now those seniors are able to try for a state title together.

Zipp said while the Fond du Lac and Beaver Dam girls were somewhat segregated in their first year as one team, the state title game brought the program closer together. “We were like ‘Oh gosh, we’re a team,’” Zipp said.

This year, the team organizes dinners together as an added way to get to know each other off the ice. Parents cook spaghetti that the players enjoy when they have games or practices. Deanovich said that during this meals, teammates take turns asking icebreaker questions.

Off the ice, Bresser said the girls have a group chat. On the ice, it’s all about the time spent at practice in Fond du Lac or Beaver Dam. “Just playing with each other on the line and meshing,” Bresser said.

For seniors Deanovich, Zipp, Brown and Sabel, the last four years of their high school athletics careers have been all Warbirds hockey.

Last year, the team was able to make it to the state tournament, but Brown said it wasn’t how the team wanted to end the season. The Warbirds lost to Sun Prairie 3-1 in overtime in the state semifinals.

“We were really nervous that game. We had a lot of players that were kind of off because of the bigger rink and all the pressure. I feel like we’d do better if we made it again,” Sabel said.

This year, the goal is to get a step further, advance to the state championship game and hopefully win it.

It would mean everything, Zipp said.

2019-01-11T06:17:48+00:00November 16th, 2018|Girls Hockey|