The 2016-17 season is underway! Monroe Youth Hockey Association is based out of the SLICE arena in Monroe, Wisconsin, and serves southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois youth. MYHA offers all levels of hockey from Atoms (beginner) to High School.
This season is the fifth year of WIAA play for boys high school hockey. Schools participating in the co-op include: Albany, Belleville, Darlington, Freeport Aquin, Freeport, Monroe, New Glarus, and Orangeville. For more information and to register for Avalanche Hockey, visit www.monroeyouthhockey.com.
2017 State Bantam 3A Hockey Tournament was held March 4-5. The Avalanche Bantam A represented Region 4 in the tournament. The Avalanche got off to a slow start against Oshkosh and were down 2-0 at the end of the second period. Tessa J., on passes from Hayden R. and Haley K., found the back of the net at the top of the third. Two minutes later Cade J. lit the lamp with assists from Cooper D. and Ryan M. Tied 2-2 the Avalanche kept momentum with Hayden R. (assisted by Cade J.) scoring the game winning goal. The Avalanche had an astounding 73 shot on goal to Oshkosh’s 17.
That afternoon the Avalanche took on Sauk Prairie in a fast paced physical game. Sauk scored the only goal in the first period. The Avalanche responded with two back-to-back goals (Cooper D. and Hayden R., assisted by Luke K., Kaiden K., and Tessa J.) in the second period. With the scored tied 2-2 at the end of the second, both teams came out strong in the third period. Cade J., assisted by Hayden R., scored the final Avalanche goal. At the end of the third, Sauk scored, tying the game 3-3. The game went into an eight minute overtime. Both teams fought hard and the overtime ended with no one scoring. The game ensued into double overtime. Unfortunately, Sauk scored at 2:57 into overtime. Jayden J. recorded 24 saves.
On Sunday, the Avalanche was playing for the third place state trophy against Amery. The game proved to be an easy victory for the Avalanche, shutting them out 7-0. Seven different Avalanche players lit the lamp: Cade J., Cooper D., Anika E., Broc K., Hayden R., Alyssa K., and Ryan M.. Earning assists were Luke K. (2), Hayden R. (2), Tessa J. (2), and Cooper D. Jayden J. recorded 17 saves and earned a shutout patch.
Congratulations to Avalanche Bantam A hockey team on their third place trophy at State!
Avalanche Bantam A Statebound!
Wisconsin Amateur Hockey Association (WAHA) Play Downs were held February 3-5. Seeded #1 for 2017 WAHA Region 4 Bantam 3A was Monroe Avalanche Bantam A. Their first game was Saturday morning vs. Baraboo. The Avalanche easily defeated Baraboo 8-2 and outshot them 50-16.
Playing for Regional Champs on Sunday were Avalanche and Sauk Prairie Flyers. It was a back and forth battle in the scoreless first period. After ice resurfacing, the Avalanche came back strong with a goal at the top of the second period. Tessa J. scored a short-handed goal in the second period. The Avalanche kept momentum in the third period and scored their final goal. The Avalanche kept the puck moving and all members made great plays throughout the game.
The Avalanche Bantam A team become Region 4 Champs and advance to the WAHA State Tournament March 3-5 in Rhinelander. Excellent teamwork, Bantam A team!
MYHA Hosts Appreciation Day
Thank you to all grandparents, teachers, sponsors, friends, and relatives for attending Appreciation Day at SLICE on January 14! Below is a photo of the Avalanche Bantam A team with attending grandparents. With a packed rink, the Avalanche Bantam team fought hard and defeated Janesville 5-4 in a very fast paced game. The Avalanche outshot Janesville 43-20. Thank you to everyone who came to cheer on our talented Avalanche Hockey players! Playing for Bantam A from Albany are Haley K. and Alyssa K.
Bantam A Takes First in Rhinelander Tourney!
The Avalanche traveled to Hodag Country for the Bantam A Tournament January 6-8 and came home with the first place trophy! Leading up to the victory the Avalanche first took on a physical Wisconsin Rapids team shutting them out 4-0. The Avalanche outshot Rapids 51-17. The Avalanche faced off against Rhinelander Hodags in the second game. The Avalanche controlled the entire game winning 8-3. Sitting in first place by one point going into the final game, the Avalanche knew there was a lot on the line. The Avalanche came away with a 3-2 victory, a first place tournament trophy, and a Hodag victory appearance. Congratulations to the Bantam A team on a tremendous first place finish!
Bantam A Takes First in Home Tourney!
The Avalanche Classic Bantam A home hockey tournament was held at SLICE December 17-18. The Avalanche took on Beloit Blades A for the first game of the tournament. The Avalanche were quick to get on the board 27 seconds into the game The game moved into overtime with a 3-on-3 sudden death. The Avalanche scored the game winning goal with only 27 seconds into the overtime period! The Avalanche outshot the Blades 34-17. The Avalanche’s second game ended in a tough 2-1 loss vs. Sauk Prairie Flyers A. On Sunday, the Avalanche took on Middleton Wings B. The Avalanche dominated the entire game shutting out the Wings 2-0 and outshot then 42-9. The Avalanche earned a spot in the Championship game with a rematch vs. Sauk Prairie. The Avalanche came out strong and did not let up throughout the game. Great plays and passes were made across all lines. The Avalanche earned the right the hoist the replica Stanley Cup with a 3-0 win over the Flyers! Congratulations Avalanche Bantam A hockey team!
Bantam A Takes Second at Waunakee Tournament
The Avalanche Bantam A team participated in the Waunakee Wildcat Turkey Shootout November 12-13. The Avalanche first took on Dubuque Jr. Saints A but lost 5-3. That afternoon, they next took on Appleton Bantam A. It was a tough game between evenly matched teams. Appleton scored the first two goals, but the Avalanche fought back with two goals. The game ended in a 2-2 tie. Overtime ensued with 4 on 4 for 5 minutes. On a faceoff with 1:04 into overtime, Tessa J. got it to Alyssa K. who fired from the blue line. On a tip, Hayden R. scored the winning goal!
A skills competition took place after the last game on Saturday. The Avalanche relay team of Tessa J., Alyssa K., Haley K., and Anika E. placed third out of eight teams.
On Sunday the Avalanche met up with Waunakee Wildcats A. The Wildcats were first to get on the scoreboard, but the Avalanche answered back with four straight goals. The Avalanche won 4-3 and the Avalanche advanced to the Championship game. The Avalanche had a rematch with the Wildcats for the tournament title. It was a fast-paced game between evenly matched teams. Both teams fought hard and the Wildcats scored with 1:55 left in the game. Unfortunately, the Wildcats scored on an empty net, handing the Avalanche a second place finish in a very competitive tournament. Congratulations Bantam A team!