Raging ‘Dogs, Ice Eagles ready for Round 2

From left, Columbia’s Sam Muren tries to defend Freeburg-Waterloo’s Cohin Reynolds during a Dec. 22 hockey game won by the Raging Bulldogs, 2-1. The teams meet again this Thursday night. 

The last time they met, things got testy between the Freeburg-Waterloo Raging Bulldogs and Columbia Ice Eagles.

That rivalry clash on Dec. 22 ended in a 2-1 victory for the Raging Bulldogs.

The teams meet again this Thursday at the McKendree Metro Rec Plex in O’Fallon. The puck drops at 9 p.m. 

Freeburg-Waterloo (9-5-2) won two recent games.

On Thursday, the Raging Bulldogs downed Triad to the tune of 7-4. Conner Blair and Jackson Carter each recorded two goals and two assists. Layne Wilkens added a goal and three assists. Brayden Richey dished out three assists.

Last Tuesday, Freeburg-Waterloo posted a 4-0 blanking of Alton. Richey, Wilkens, Blair and Alex Schilling all netted goals for the Raging Bulldogs, who took on Wood River in East Alton on Tuesday. 

Columbia (6-8) shut out Bethalto last Tuesday, 3-0, behind 20 saves from netminder Dalton Fitzgerald. 

Anderson Judy recorded two goals and an assist. Rece Sanderson added a goal and an assist.

Last Monday, the Ice Eagles dropped a 4-2 game to Triad. 

Sanderson had a goal and assist, and Andrew Donjon also scored for Columbia, which faced Vianney on Monday in Fenton, Mo., and Triad on Tuesday at the McKendree Metro Rec Plex.

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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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