SIREN – The news didn’t get any better for the WSFLG boys co-op hockey team.
The Blizzard still sought their first win of the season in the final week of the regular season and were denied on each of their two tries. Postseason play means a potential new season but the Blizzard drew a rematch with an Amery team that defeated them by 12 goals last week, to start the playoffs this Thursday.
WSFLG goes to Amery in the first round after taking a 12-0 loss at home to the Warriors a week earlier.
Amery scored four goals at even strength and one on the power play in the first period, then added three goals at even strength in the second and four more in the third. The Warriors outshot the Blizzard 50-13 and limited them to just one shot in the first period.
Cashton Kapp finished with 38 saves for WSFLG, which successfully killed both WSFLG power plays in the third period.
On Saturday, Dane Jensen tied the score at 1-1 with a power play goal assisted by Ross Anderson but Chequamegon-Phillips-Butternut scored three unanswered goals in the remainder to take the 4-1 win. Kapp made 24 saves for the Blizzard, who’ve been outscored 20-2 in their two games against Amery during the regular season.
Thursday’s playoff game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start.