Wildcat boys’ hockey

Waconia coach Dan Benham is stepping down from his post as varsity boys’ hockey coach for WHS and is opening the Wildcats to a new era under whomever will take over next season. After 11 seasons with the program, Benham said there were a variety of reasons to step down now, but the most important [...]

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The Waconia boys’ hockey team might look a little different next season. With roughly 14 seniors on the varsity and junior varsity squads, the Wildcats are losing much of both their offensive and defensive lines. “With a group that large we will be definitely be a younger team next season,” WHS head coach Dan Benham [...]

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Upsetting the No. 8 seeded Orioles of St. Louis Park, the No. 9 Waconia boys’ hockey team captured a first round playoff win on Feb. 19. Trailing 2-0 in the second period, junior Matt Fulkerson brought the Wildcats within one goal at 13:50, scoring on a power play with assists from juniors Cal Rassman and [...]

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The Waconia boys’ hockey team picked up a conference win over Hutchinson last week, topping the Tigers 4-2 on Feb. 14. The Wildcats sandwiched the win between losses to Mound-Westonka and Orono, to finish out the regular season at 9-15-1 overall, sixth in the WCC at 3-8-1. WACONIA 4, HUTCH 2 Winning 4-2 on Feb. [...]

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The Waconia boys’ hockey team is creating scoring chances on the ice, but was unable to come away with a win last week, losing to New Ulm and tying against Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato. Falling at New Ulm in a 4-3 game on Feb. 6, the Wildcats jumped out to an early 2-0 lead after the first period. [...]

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Just one game last week resulted in a conference win for the WHS boys’ hockey team, just their second WCC victory of the season. Defeating Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato 8-3 on the road on Jan. 31, the Wildcats had a lot of puck movement and support, said head coach Dan Benham. “Really good game for us,” he said. [...]

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