Hockey rivals to collide Thursday

Freeburg-Waterloo’s Nick Mumford battles at the boards during a recent game. (John Spytek photos)

In Mississippi Valley Club Hockey Association action, both Columbia and Freeburg-Waterloo kept their unbeaten seasons intact entering Thursday’s much anticipated rivalry showdown.

The Ice Eagles (10-0-2) settled for a 1-1 tie last Tuesday night against Belleville. Sean Hofstetter scored for Columbia.

On Monday night, the Ice Eagles flew past Wood River, 12-0. Hudson Miller netted four goals with an assist. Sean Hofstetter and Cam Nowak added two goals and two assists each.

The Raging Bulldogs (10-0-1) posted an impressive 4-1 victory over Edwardsville last Tuesday night. Goalie Cole Davis turned in a stellar performance in net for the ‘Dogs. On Tuesday night, Freeburg-Waterloo blasted Bethalto, 10-1. Logan Crowl netted a hat trick and Nick Mumford added two goals and two assists.

Thursday’s battle is set for 7:30 p.m. at the Granite City Ice Rink.

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