The Bantam A Cyclones continued its season opening winning streak with three impressive wins at its first.
The Cyclones traveled to Somerset and started its four-team group with a 7-0 win against the Des Moines Bantam ‘Red’ squad Saturday and wrapped up its opening day with an 11-1 whipping of Winona. That set up nice finish to the round-robin as both the Cyclones and Anoka entered with 2-0 records.
The locals claimed the tournament championship with a 1-0 win against the bantams from Anoka.
Cyclones 7, Des Moines 0
If the long trip had any affect on the South Central crew, they shook it off quick, building a 2-0 first period lead against the Iowa squad and increasing it with four more in the second and a final goal in the third.
Grant Marsich got the weekend off to an awesome starting, firing a hat trick and adding three assists for the Cyclones while CJ Pfaff added two goals and two assists. Luna Larson notched a goal and assist and the other Cyclones’ marker came from Oliver Scanlan. Trevor Slaght set up a pair for the Cyclones and Luke Schweda also picked up a helper.
Cyclones 11, Winona 1
The Cyclones all but settled this one in the first period, counting six goals and a 6-1 lead. By the time teams rolled into the third, the local squad was up 10-1 and again they added one more down the stretch.
Marsich continued his amazing offensive day, racking up another seven points with four goals and three helpers.
Pfaff was right with him, notching two goals and four helpers while Luna Larson fired a pair while Scanlan collected a goal and assist. Other Cyclones goals came from Dylan Conroy and Caden Jacobson, with assists for Trevor Slaght and Kyle Poole.
Oakes was beat just once on 12 shots.
Cyclones 1, Anoka 0
A back-and-forth battle between the two superior squads produced just one goal as Cooper racked up another 21-saves to produce his second shutout and with just one goal over nine periods.
Teams battled through a scoreless opening period and it was Scanlan triggering the tournament-with the winning shot coming early in the middle frame from Marsich and Pfaff.
South Central Peewee A Cyclones
The South Central Peewee A Cyclones played just once this past weekend, collecting an 8-1 win against the visiting Middleton peewees at Reedsburg’s RACA arena on Saturday morning.
Teams started slow, scoreless after a period, but the host Cyclones exploded for five unanswered second period goals and added another before Middleton finally shattered the shutout bid of Burke Schweda with a little more than nine minutes to play.
Schweda turned in a dominant effort, turning aside 32 of 33 Middleton shots allowing his team to pull out a big win despite being outshot 33-22 in the contest.
Caden Brandt paced the offense with three goals and an assist while Iszak Elder chipped in a goal and two assists. Other goals came from Logan DeMars, Brady Baldwin, Dyllan Carpenter and Nathan Stando while Tye Barney, Mallory Ruland and Kyle Buelow picked up assists.
Peewee B Cyclones
The Peewee B Cyclones collected three wins this past weekend, stretching its latest winning streak to five games before it ended in Viroqua Sunday afternoon.
Cyclones played twice Saturday, starting it out with a 4-3 edge against Middleton at RACA Saturday morning before embarking on three road tests. After a 5-1 league win at Oregon on Saturday afternoon, the Cyclones traveled to Dubuque and collected another league win a 3-1 margin on Saturday morning, but Viroqua ended the run with a 5-1 margin later on Sunday.
In the opening match at RACA, the locals held a 3-1 edge after a period with a pair of Carstyn Cook goals and the other from Carson Jopp.
Middleton pulled to within a goal with the lone middle period marker but Carter Renneberg restored the two-goal cushion with 2:29 to play in the contest. Middleton pulled one back with 73 seconds to play, but failed to notch the equalizer.
All four Cyclones goals were unassisted and the team was helped with a 22-save effort from goaltender Giovanni Rivas.
The Cyclones hit the road after the win and added another at Oregon. Mason Hess scored the only goal of the opening period from Mark Othmer.
The Cyclones extended its lead to 4-1 in the second with another goal from Hess, set up by Cook and Nolan Pope. Kaden Uminski notched the lone third period tally from Cook and Spencer Garbacz.
Rivas handled 21 of 22 shots while a pair of Oregon goaltenders combined on a 30-save effort.
At Dubuque, the Cyclones found themselves looking up at a 1-0 deficit after a period but Hess responded with the lone goal of the second, unassisted.
Colin Mattson fired the game-winner with 10:24 to play in the third with an assist for Jopp and Hess added some insurance a couple minutes later from Sloan and Rivas.
In goal, Rivas turned in another 20 save effort.
The run ended at Viroqua as the Cyclones trailed 2-0 before Garbacz pulled one back late in the opening period from Gneiser.
Viroqua added one more in the second and a pair in the third to stretch out its victory.
Rivas wrapped up his fourth game in goal with a 13 save effort while Viroqua’s goaltender needed just seven stops.