The Reedsburg/Wisconsin Dells/Mauston boys hockey team scored the last four goals to defeat Somerset 5-3 Nov. 27. 

Reedsburg scored twice in the third period, both on the power play to clinch the game. Somerset outshot Reedsburg 50-28, including a 35-19 difference in the second and third periods. 

Abe Sirek, Michael Shannon, and Brock Sawicki scored the goals for Somerset (1-2 overall). Wyatt Connors, Malachy Driscoll, Shannon and Corey Rose each had the assists. 

Finn Davies stopped 23 shots in a losing effort. 

R/W/Mauston’s Cooper Oakes stopped 47 shots to earn the win. Caden Brandt had a three point night to lead them. 


Antigo 6, Somerset 5 (ot) 

Again, Somerset outshot its opponent by a wide margin (61-26), but Antigo made its opportunities count picking up the win in overtime Nov. 26. 

Paden Michalik converted the game winner, his third, at the 8 minute mark off the assist by Eli Kassler and Garrett Husnick. 

The Red Robins appeared to have the game won in regulation as Michalik scored his second with less than four minutes remaining in the third period. Somerset tied the game in the final minute on a Noah Bailey goal with assists to Brock Sawicki and Owen McDonough. 

Wyatt Connors, Abe Sirek, Michael Shannon and McDonough scored the other Somerset goals. 

Sawicki registered a three point night, while Shannon, Connors and McDonough had two points each. 

Antigo finished 2-for-4 on the power play, while Somerset was 1-for-1. 

Taylor Abitz stopped 20 shots in a losing effort, while Antigo’s Nolan Bunnell stopped 56 shots. 


Somerset 9, Menomonie 1

A lot of things were positive for Somerset in its season opening win Nov. 19. 

“Pretty much everything worked,” said Somerset coach Dan Gilkerson. “We had solid pressure in all three zones. The 5 on 5 and the power play and penalty kill did a great job.” 

Three players scored two goals each – Kieran DeFoe, Antonio Gomez and Owen McDonough. 

Noah Bailey scored a goal but assisted on four others. Gomez and McDonough tallied two assists, while DeFore had one. Michael Shannon registered a two-point night. Malachy Driscoll, Jon Brown, Ben Myers, Abe Sirek and Brock Sawicki scored one point. 

“We came out flying and were able to sustain with four lines throughout the entire game,” Gilkerson said. 

Somerset outshot Menomonie 49-6, including 19-0 in the first period.

Taylor Abitz stopped five shots to earn the win. 

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.