Springs Falls in D2 Hockey State Final

Springs went into Saturday with their sights set on a three-peat.

Early scoring had been the name of the game for Springs the last couple contest, but they got a taste of their own medicine as they gave up a goal 26 seconds into the first.

The Ledgers would find the net, but also give up another as Rice Lake took the 2-1 lead into the second.

Springs would get the equalizer fourteen seconds into the second, but a power play goal in the final minute of the second gave Rice Lake the one goal lead. 3-2

Another power play goal would be allowed at the start of the third putting Springs into a 4-2 hole.

The Ledgers would pull the goalie to cut the lead to one with 1:20 left, but they couldn’t get the equalizer.

Rice Lake 4 Springs 3 Final

Springs got goals from Sabol, Westergaard and Korb

Rice Lake got a goal from Peter, Fitzgerald, Fenske and Scheurer

Shots: Springs 32, Rice Lake 34

Saves: Springs 30, Rice Lake 29

Power plays: Springs 0-1, Rice Lake 2-2