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Verona holds down Bluebirds

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Gazette Staff
December 6, 2009
— The Verona Wildcats were the preseason favorite to win the Big Eight Conference hockey title.

Saturday night at the Janesville Ice Skating Center, the Wildcats proved why.


Tyler Schmelser had a goal and three assists to lead Verona to a 5-1 win.


Janesville (1-1, 1-1) outshot Verona, 28-25, but could not find the net.


VERONA 5, JANESVILLE 1


Verona 3 0 2—5


Janesville 0 1 0—1


First Period


V—Nick Olson (Tyler Schmelser, Dan Bart-Koviak), 4:36. V—Eddie Matsushima (Schmelser, Seymour), 11:42. V—Schmelser (Tourdot), 15:40.


Second Period


J—Joe Allen (Sean MacDougall), pp, 9:59.


Third Period


V—Seymour (Kerlyluk, Matsushima), 6:00. V—Markoviak (Schmelser), 7:22.


Saves—Austin Schmid (V) 27, Tyler Lewis (J) 20.



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