Janesville Bluebirds’ Lindgren honored
Ron Lindgren’s first season with the Janesville Bluebirds was a successful one.
The Janesville Craig High School junior, who played two seasons with the Madison Capitals, has been named to the All-Big Eight Conference first team as a defenseman.
Middleton’s Todd Koritzinsky, who led the Cardinals to the WIAA championship game, has been named the Player of the Year.
Lindgren had 11 goals and seven assists for the Bluebirds—Janesville’s high school co-op team. Janesville finished 15-5-2 on the season, including a 10-3-1 record in the Big Eight and a third-place finish.
“Ron was a unanimous all-conference selection, so that means everybody else in our conference knew how good he was,” Janesville coach John Mauermann said. “There were times where Ron was the best player on the ice.
“He’s got good size for the position, and he’s a big strong kid that is also an excellent passer.”
Janesville’s Cody Iverson, a junior, has been named to the second team as a forward. Iverson led the Bluebirds in scoring with 33 points.
All-Big Eight boys hockey
Goalie—Zach Woodman, sr., Beloit Memorial.
Defense—Ron Lindgren, jr., Janesville; Cole Gastel, jr., Verona.
Forward—Todd Koritzinsky, sr., Middleton; Zach Jones, soph., Verona; Adam DeRosa, jr., Middleton.
Goalie—Eric Smith, sr., Middleton.
Defense—Sean Murphy, sr., Middleton; Zac Keryluk, soph., Verona; Cody Iverson, jr., Janesville; Kolin Hamilton, sr., Beloit.
Player of the Year—Todd Koritzinsky, Middleton.
Coach of the Year—Tony Libert and Steve Libert, Middleton; Mark Edwards and Dave Witting, Beloit.
Beloit Memorial—Kolton Hatch, jr.; Madison La Follette/East—Dalton Jones, jr.; Madison Memorial—Eric Zwaska, sr.; Brett Wise, sr.; Middleton—Scott Carey, sr.; Jake Bunz, soph.; Madison West—Alex Shuchuk, jr.; Sun Prairie—Tyler Patterson, sr.; Zach Yozamp, jr.; Aaron Schmidt, jr.; Verona—Ryan McDonald, sr.; Travis Dahle, jr.