Everest claims first boys state hockey berth in dramatic fashion Scott A. Everest player celebrates with a coach after winning the boys hockey sectional final game between Stevens Point Area Senior High and D. You would have a hard time noticing any signs of inexperience in that department.
In unison, the D. Everest hockey players rushed over to the student section near the north end of the Greenheck Field House and jumped as high as they could. Fists pounding the plexiglass.
Who could blame them. Peloquin scored into the second overtime to give DCE a dramatic win over Stevens Point Area Senior High in a sectional championship game to head to state for the first time in program history.
Their opponent and the time will depend on how the seedings shake out. It was just going to take one bounce to make our season go the way we wanted.
Luckily that was me in front of the net and I found a way to put the puck in the net. SPASH had seen this horror movie before. Just a year earlier it was denied a trip to Madison by Wausau West in overtime. To deal with those harsh emotions and have your seasons end in that manner all but ripped the hearts out of the Panthers, who had beaten DCE twice in the regular season.
I'm still in a state of shock. We had a great year with an awesome group of guys. The sophomore shoveled home a rebound past Janke to put them up just into the game. That would turn out to be the last time SPASH would get a puck in the back of the net against the Evergreens netminder.
Carter Smigaj got the puck behind Yanke but his shot was stopped by the crossbar into the second overtime.
Hats off to Janke and the whole Everest team," Busse said. The pucks didn't bounce our way. Berdal goal. But the goal was waved off for an inadvertent whistle for offsides.
All that meant is Janke would just have to keep doing what he did all night. Namely refuse to let the puck into his net. He finished with 43 saves. I know it going to happen where we get outshot because we're playing really good teams," Janke said. I don't think it's hit me yet.
Tomorrow I'm probably going to wake up and be like, 'I can't believe it. Second period: 2. Berdal , Second overtime: 3. DCE, Ben Peloquin , Saves: D. Records: D.