High Sierra Wild puts on offensive fireworks display against Cougars
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The High Sierra Wild peewee team overpowered the Cupertino Cougars over the weekend with a pair of convincing Norcal wins at South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena.
The Wild took care of business 12-0 on Saturday and 7-1 on Sunday.
“This was a team we should beat if we want this season to end with a playoff berth,” said coach Michael Radar.
The Wild was paced by the front line of Cooper Stanley, A.J. Adduci and Payton Guttry. The trio combined for 13 goals and 12 assists.
Despite the Cougars’ determination and physical play on Sunday, the Wild just simply outskated the overmatched squad. Goalies Nondo Ramos and Incline’s Gwen Paul combined for the shutout Saturday, which included a penalty shot save by Paul. Paul was in goal for the victory Sunday.
The win improved the Wild’s fourth-place record to 2-1-1, while the Cougars dropped to 2-4.
The bantams also hosted Cupertino but did not fare as well, dropping a pair of decisions, 5-1 and 3-1. Wild goals were scored by Jake Echeverria and Jeremy Comba with A.J. Delforge and Echeverria delivering assists.
The pair of loses drop the bantams’ record to 1-4, while Cupertino improved to 3-1-1.
The peewees travel to Anaheim for a tournament next weekend, while the bantams host The Turkey Shootout. Visiting tournament teams include Vacaville, Santa Rosa, Tri Valley and Inland Valley. Both teams resume regular-season play Dec. 11.