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U14 Girls Take 2nd in Home Tourney

The Avalanche U14 Shootout Tournament was held at SLICE December 13-14. Four teams competed to hoist the replicate Stanley Cup:  Avalanche, Coulee Region, DC Diamonds, and Dubuque She-Devils in the round robin tournament. The Avalanche U14 Girls took on the She-Devils in the first game of the tourney. Alyssa Knauf, assisted by Cammi Ganshert, opened scoring. Minutes later Haley Knauf lit the lamp, followed by a shorthanded goal from Tessa Janecke, assisted by Anika Einbeck at the end of the first period. The Avalanche kept the momentum throughout the game defeating the She-Devils 9-3 with goals scored by Tessa Janecke (five total), Alyssa Knauf (two total), Haley Knauf and Anika Einbeck. Earning assists were Anika Einbeck, Lilah Bauer (2), Rebekah Rath, Haley Knauf (2), and Cammi Ganshert. The Avalanche outshot the She-Devils 36-17.

The Avalanche next took on Coulee Region.  The Avalanche got a slow start as Coulee Region put up four goals in the first period.  The Avalanche picked up their game in the second period but it wasn’t enough to cover the deficit, leaving the Avalanche at a 6-4 loss.  Goals were scored by Tessa Janecke (hat trick) and Alyssa Knauf.  Earning assists were Lilah Bauer, Alyssa Knauf (2), Anika Einbeck, and Haley Knauf.  The Avalanche outshot Coulee Region 50-28.

In the final game the Avalanche took on the DC Diamonds. Tessa Janecke opened scoring of the game with two unassisted goals. The Avalanche turned up the heat in the third period by scoring three more goals.  essa Janecke found the back of the net two more times while Alyssa Knauf wrapped one from the side. Earning assists were Haley Knauf, Rebekah Rath, and Cammi Ganshert. The Avalanche defeated the tourney champs 5-3 (only two points behind the DC Diamonds in point standings.) and earned second place in the tournament. The Avalanche also outshot the DC Diamonds 40-26. Great job Avalanche U14 Girls!

Wisconsin Skeeters at SLICE!

The Wisconsin Skeeters are a sled hockey team made up of athletes with varying disabilities from all around the state.  The Skeeters came to SLICE on December 14. The Wisconsin Skeeters gave Avalanche players a chance to try the sleds and play a scrimmage. Currently, there are 15-20 players ages 6-20 on the roster from the Madison area, Fox Valley, Milwaukee, Tomah and Wausau. Since they are the only team in the state, they often practice and play exhibition games against able-bodied teams. For the past 3 years, they have traveled to the National Disabled Hockey Festival and found it to be an amazing experience and we saw this as a chance to help the Skeeters look as good as they compete.  Thank you to the Monsignor Thomas F. Campion Charitable Fund for giving us a chance to meet and play with the Wisconsin Skeeters!

On Ice and Dry Floor Facility Rental

To rent the SLICE facility for on ice and dry floor events (including weddings, birthday parties, corporate events, tradeshows, receptions, etc.) contact Amy Jo Smith at 608-558-9097. Click on the "Contact" tab for more information regarding birthday parties.

Open Skate and Open Hockey Schedule

Open skate/open hockey are held most Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays (times vary week-to-week).  Click the Open Skate button to the left for dates or click on the Calendar button and search open skate tags to see all open skates for the season.

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