The Menomonie Mustang boys hockey team is headed to state for the first time in 31 years. Hayden Weir's last-minute goal gave them a 3-2 victory over RAM (Regis/Altoona/McDonell) on Saturday afternoon.
The team will be playing in the state D2 semifinals against New Richmond on Thursday, March 2nd at Bob Suter’s Capitol Ice Arena in Middleton, WI. Game time is 10am. More information on the ice arena, including directions, can be found here.
The winners will advance to the finals on Saturday, March 4th at 9:30 am.
There will be a team sendoff on Wednesday, March 1st at 9am. The bus leaves the Dunn County Ice Arena at 9:15 am sharp and will be heading east on 12/29 to I-94.
Bring your noise makers, signs, and voices!
If you missed the sendoff - here are some videos...
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At ice arena with drive out of town
Middle school that didn't get to see the bus ):
If you are going to the game
Tickets are $11 and can only be purchased online through GOFAN. Follow this link to order. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
Parking is $8.00. Cash or credit cards are accepted when parking at the arena.
Here is a link to the online apparel store.
Information for students going to the game
From Superintendent Joe Zydowsky:
The hockey team will be playing at state on Thursday, but because of the number of school days already canceled this year due to bad weather, classes will still be held in the SDMA. Students and staff members who would like to attend the state hockey tournament are still encouraged to go, but the district plans to do whatever we can to keep all schools open on Thursday. With approval from parents, students can request a prearranged absence for Thursday from their building principal, and the district will be communicating with faculty and staff the process to be followed for requesting time off.
From an email shared by the High School:
Any parents interested in having their student attend Thursday's game on, please notify your student's building principal and/or the staff that regularly handles student attendance about requesting a pre-arranged absence. Buildings will be following normal attendance procedures for student absences, and we appreciate your communication ahead of the event.
Student Fan Bus: The fan bus sign up times will be first come first serve beginning at 7:00AM on Tuesday 2/28 and will end on Wednesday at 12:00 PM. Mark and Joyce Dahms and Brady and Lisa Dahms were very generous and covered the cost of the fan bus so there will be no charge to ride the bus. Students will still need to purchase a ticket for the event.
For more information, please visit the WIAA website by clicking here or if you have any other questions, please email Perry Myren firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 715-232-5420.
At home viewing options
The WIAA has three video transmissions partners to watch live and archive State Tournament events online. Here is a link to the WIAA site with more information.
The livestream can be seen on the NFHS network with a paid subscription. The monthly charge is $11.99.
The Waterfront and the Silver Dollar have both advertised that they will have the game on.
The game will be broadcast on 98.7 The Fan! with Bob Bradovich and Joe Zydowsky providing the play by play.
Saturday's game will be broadcast on WQOW - channel 18.