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PREP BOYS HOCKEY: Baraboo/Portage tallies three unanswered goals to beat Cedarburg

PREP BOYS HOCKEY: Baraboo/Portage tallies three unanswered goals to beat Cedarburg

Josh Beale

Baraboo/Portage's Josh Beale chases down a loose puck during Thursday's home game against Mosinee.

The Baraboo/Portage prep boys hockey team put together a big finish Saturday, scoring three unanswered goals to claim a 4-2 win over Cedarburg at Naga-Waukee Ice Arena in Delafield.

Baraboo/Portage didn’t lead until 7 minutes, 58 seconds into the third period, when Will Gunnell assisted Campbell Koseor to give the Thunderbirds a 3-2 lead. Cameron Logan added an insurance goal at the 10:18 mark, receiving an assist from Alex Rietmann.

Baraboo/Portage, which suffered an 8-1 loss to Kettle Moraine/Mukwonago/Oconomowoc on Friday, got off to another slow start Saturday. Cedarburg opened the scoring 9:35 into the game, as Nolan Burnside scored on assists from Mac Ladd and Will Bolander.

Baraboo/Portage found the mark on a second-period power play, with George Fitzwilliams assisting Luna Larson at the 9:50 mark to tie the game at 1.

Cedarburg (0-2) regained the lead when Ladd assisted Bolander 17 seconds into the third period.

Baraboo/Portage answered a minute later, with Logan assisting Koseor to tie the game and give the T-Birds their first of three unanswered goals.

Baraboo senior Dane Hinz made 26 saves in the win, while Ben Kowalewski tallied 37 saves for Cedarburg.

Baraboo/Portage, which didn’t reach the two-win mark until Dec. 15 last season, improved to 2-2 on the season. The T-Birds are holding opponents to 2.5 goals per game in wins, while allowing 8.0 goals per game in losses.

Baraboo/Portage will host the La Crosse Aquinas/Holmen co-op on Tuesday.

Baraboo/Portage 0 1 3 — 4

Cedarburg 1 0 1 — 2

First period: C — Burnside (Ladd, Bolander), 9:35.

Second period: BP — Larson (Fitzwilliams), 9:50 (pp).

Third period: C — Bolander (Ladd), 0:17. BP — Koseor (Logan), 1:18. BP — Koseor (Gunnell), 7:58. BP — Locan (Rietmann), 10:18.

Saves: BP (Hinz) 26; C (Kowalewski) 37. Penalties-minutes: BP 2-4; C 6-24.

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