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SQC Green Finishes 3rd in WCYHA SQC Shootout!

01/09/2014, 6:00pm CST
By Christine Lichtensteiger

SQC Green beats Madison Patriots 2-1 to finish 3rd!

For a team that started their season with 8 straight losses every win is savored, and finishing their home tournament in the winners’ bracket couldn’t be sweeter. On the weekend of January 4-5 the Washington County Youth Hockey Association Squirt C Green took 3rd Place in the 2014 WCYHA Squirt C Shootout! In their first game of the tournament Squirt C Green beat the Oregon Panthers 5-3 with an offensive team effort. Squirt C Green's only loss came to the eventual tournament champions the Stevens Point Ice Hawks who took advantage of power play opportunities with a final score of 5-1. In their last game of the tournament Squirt C Green faced the Madison Patriots. It was a hard fought game with the score after the first period 0-0. Madison scored early in the second period but that would be their last time finding the net with Goalie Kenny McAughey on guard. In fact, Squirt C Green's Defense only allowed 4 shots on goal, while Green's offense took 16 shots on the Patriots goal.  Finally with 5 minutes left in the 3rd, Squirt C Green scored with a shot from Lichtensteiger assisted by Bartz bringing the game to 1-1.  Then with just 2 minutes left, Lichtensteiger battling for the puck in the WCYHA zone found free ice and on a breakaway scored with a top shelf wrister! With Madison pulling their goalie, it was a defensive battle to the very end with Squirt C Green holding the Patriots off. The Final score Squirt C Green-2, Madison Patriots-1. Squirt C Green is now preparing for State Playdowns and their tournament in Green Bay, hoping to continue the sweet thrill of victory.


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