Playoffs for Ice Eagles, Raging ‘Dogs

Jack Ruess

One local team is done while another plays on in the Mississippi Valley Club Hockey Association playoffs.

The Freeburg-Waterloo Raging Bulldogs dropped a best-of-three series against Collinsville to end their season. The Raging Bulldogs lost 3-1 last Monday and 7-2 last Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the Columbia Ice Eagles downed Highland to advance in their playoff bracket. Columbia won 10-5 last Monday and 6-1 last Tuesday. Columbia’s Jack Reuss scored four goals and had five assists in the Feb. 6 win.

The Ice Eagles opened a second round series Monday with Alton, winning 5-0. Rece Sanderson netted the first goal and Reuss scored four times in the win.

The series continued Tuesday, with the Ice Eagles advancing after a 5-1 victory over Alton.

Columbia plays Triad in the championship round with the first game Tuesday, Feb. 21, beginning at 8:45 p.m.  

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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.
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