Janesville Bluebirds forward Ben Coulter has been named second-team all-Big Eight Conference in boys hockey.

Coulter, a junior at Janesville Craig, led the city’s boys co-op hockey team with 42 points on 25 goals and 17 assists during the regular season.

Coulter also had a four-goal game in a 6-5 victory over Beloit in the playoffs.

Madison West junior Drake Baldwin, who had 43 goals and 26 assists, was named the Big Eight’s player of the year. And West’s Steve Libert won coach of the year.

Bluebirds senior Nick Sitter was the only other city player to earn accolades, earning honorable mention as a defenseman.

Boys hockey


Forwards—Drake Baldwin, jr., Madison West; Brockton Baker, jr., Verona; Benett Halbleib, jr., Sun Prairie; Parker Lindauer, jr., Madison Memorial. Defensemen—CJ Harkins, sr., Sun Prairie; Jake Osiecki, jr., Verona; Jack Helle, jr. Madison Memorial. Goalie—Adam Buencamino, sr., Madison West.

Player of the year—Baldwin, West

Coach of the year—Steve Libert, West


Forwards—Ben Coulter, jr., Janesville; Kaden Brunson, so., Sun Prairie; Travis Kernen, jr., Sun Prairie; Mason McCormick, jr., Verona. Defensemen—Bo Bergenthal, jr., Middleton; Dean Fuhrmann, sr., Madison West; Kyle Hanaman, jr., Beloit. Goalie—Owen Leatherberry, jr., Sun Prairie.


Forwards—Casper Clark, sr., Beloit; Mack Keryluk, so., Verona; Derek Buckalew, so., Madison Memorial; Colin Pulkrabek, sr., Madison West. Defensemen—Nick Sitter, sr., Janesville Parker; Nick Statz, sr. Madision Memorial; Jackson Welsh, sr., Madison Memorial. Goalies—Wes Turner, so., Madison Memorial; Cole Garver, jr., Madison Memorial.

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