The Waconia PeeWee B1 boys’ hockey team was treated to a special guest at practice last week. Retired Minnesota player Wes Walz, who played seven seasons with the Wild, stopped by to attend and assist with practice on and off the ice. The team got time in the lockerroom with Walz as they all laced up together and then ran through drills on the ice that are currently used by the Wild. Walz then divided the boys and coaches for a little four-on-four scrimmage. The team includes, front row: Matt Anderson, Joe Huskey, Aaron Williams, and John Hommer; middle row: Jack Jones, Will Swanson, former Wild hockey player Wes Walz, Nick Norling, and Noah Marrs; back row: Jake Christopherson, Tyler Holmen, Isaiah VanHoutte (behind Walz), Cameron Conlin, and Jacob Gregor; not pictured: Kyle Dohm.
The Waconia fifth grade boys’ basketball team played in the Buffalo Classic the weekend of Feb. 8-10. The team was 3-0 in the tournament and took home second place, as determined by points allowed. The team includes, front row: Travis Lenz, Regan Merritt, Seth Wolf, Mateo Ramirez, and Zach Berney; back row: coach Tom Frey, Angel Ramirez, Basil Baumann, Nick Frey, Alexander Flucas, and coach Gedric Merritt; not pictured: Collin Rohlik.
The Waconia boys’ sixth grade basketball team won the championship at Prior Lake last weekend. The team includes, front row: Reis Henriksen, Derek Rolf, Madison Ryskoski, Tommy Morgan, Ryan Frisinger, and Connor Glynn; back row: coach Jim Sanborn, Andrew Helstrom, Brenden Karlson, Davis Kirsch, Zachery Myrvold, and coach Kevin Frisinger.