Locals named hockey all-stars

Pictured is Freeburg-Waterloo junior forward Conner Blair, who ranks among the top scorers this season in the Mississippi Valley Club Hockey Association. 

The Mississippi Valley Club Hockey Association All-Star Game takes place Thursday, Feb. 2, with several locals selected to participate.

The puck drops at 7:15 p.m. at the McKendree Metro Rec Plex in O’Fallon.

Representing the MVCHA Blue All-Stars will be junior forward Conner Blair, senior forwards Tyler Hutchinson and Anna Lugge, and senior defender Brayden Richey from the Freeburg-Waterloo Raging Bulldogs.

Representing the MVCHA Red All-Stars will be senior forward Nathan Carr and senior defender Ryan Foster from the Columbia Ice Eagles. 

In regular season MVCHA action, Columbia is set to take on Vianney at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in O’Fallon before battling Alton at 7 p.m. Monday in East Alton and then Granite City at 7:30 p.m. in O’Fallon. 

The Raging Bulldogs won 3-0 last Tuesday over Bethalto thanks to goals from Alex Schilling, Austin Hopfinger and Michael Gildehaus. In net, Matthew Bushee recorded the shutout with 15 saves.

Freeburg-Waterloo faces Highland at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Granite City, then plays Edwardsville at 9 p.m. Tuesday in East Alton. 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Corey Saathoff

Corey is the editor of the Republic-Times. He has worked at the newspaper since 2004, and currently resides in Columbia. He is also the principal singer-songwriter and plays guitar in St. Louis area country-rock band The Trophy Mules.
HTC web