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Hart, Carr leading Lake Country boys hockey teams

By JR Radcliffe (Now News Group)

[12-27-17] Kettle Moraine/Mukwonago/Oconomowoc (6-2-0) took its second loss of the year Dec. 21 against Waupun, 3-0, but the squad is still tied with Arrowhead and Waukesha for third place in the Classic 8 at 2-1 in league games. Both Marquette (3-0-1) and University School (2-0) entered the holiday break without a league loss. Peyton Hart led the Lasers with 18 points, followed by Henry Hove (14) and Justin Rauser (13). The Waukesha Wings (4-1-2) last battled Marquette to a 1-1 draw. Chad Larsen led the team with 13 points. The Wings co-op includes Pewaukee and St. John's Northwestern Military Academy. Full Article

Arrowhead goalie Genatempo seldom leaves the Mullett Center

By JR Radcliffe (Now News Group)

[11-30-17] Peter Genatempos work in the Mullett Center is never done, even after the final horn. The senior goaltender on Arrowheads hockey team also happens to work part time in the on-campus rink at his home school. I mostly do on-ice things, Genatempo said. We have Learn to Play and Learn to Skate programs where we teach the younger kids. I kind of go out on the ice and help instruct and teach all the kids our other staff members, how to skate or learn to pass and shoot. I also work the concession stand, some cleaning stuff. He's at his best when hes keeping visitors from doing their job. In his first year on varsity last season, Genatempo netted first-team All Conference, finishing with a .931 save percentage and helping the Warhawks to a 21-2-1 record and a share of the Classic 8 Conference championship. "He came up really hungry," Arrowhead coach Carl Valimont said of Genatempo's rise from the JV team. "He wanted the job, did the extra in the offseason, and he has a great personality for goaltending. He's a quiet kid who doesn't get rattled. If something happens, he moves on. Full Article

Arrowhead surges to state tournament

By Chuck Delsman (Lake Country Reporter)

[02-24-17] A season that started with only dreams back in November turned into reality on Feb. 24 for the Arrowhead boys hockey team. Playing in the WIAA sectional title game for the fifth time in school history and the first time at home, No. 4-ranked Arrowhead broke a 1-1 tie midway through the second period en route to an impressive 4-1 victory over the talented Wildcats at the jam-packed Mullett Center. The Warhawks are now headed to their third state tournament in program history. What figures to be the largest hockey crowd in Arrowhead history celebrated as players mobbed each other on the ice. "You can't believe how happy I am for every guy in that locker room," said AHS coach Carl Valimont. "I'm so proud of them. Two years ago and even for a part of last season, they were not sure what the future was going to be. But we challenged them to put in the work in the last offseason, and they took on that challenge. And here we are, back at the state tournament, and we're not just going up there to play. We're going up there to win." Full Article

Warhawks claw within one win of state tournament

By Chuck Delsman (Lake Country Reporter)

[02-21-17] If there was any suspense for the No. 1 seeded Arrowhead boys hockey team going into its WIAA sectional semi-final game against visiting Waupun on Feb. 21 at the Mullett Ice Center, AHS junior defenseman Matthew Chomniak quickly wiped it out. Chomniak fired in two long range goals in less than 7 minutes to open the game, and suddenly, the No. 4-ranked Warhawks had themselves a quick 2-0 lead en route to a 6-0 win over the fifth-seeded Warriors.. Another goal later in the period by freshman forward Will Bonk gave Arrowhead a comfortable 3-0 edge after the opening period. AHS then scored three more goals in an action-packed second period en route to the sectional championship game at the Mullett at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, against No. 3-seeded University School. The winner of that game advances to next week's state tournament in Madison. AHS defeated University School by a 6-3 score on Dec. 8. "I'll tell you something; the guys came to play tonight" said a smiling Arrowhead coach Carl Valimont. "You could see it right from the start. That's about as good as it gets. We scored early, kept the pressure on them, and our defense didn't give them much. They were focused tonight. When we play like that, we're a pretty good hockey team." Full Article

Cox, Tormala head Arrowhead's defense

By Chuck Delsman (Lake Country Reporter)

[02-13-17] Arrowhead boys hockey coach Carl Valimont has been singing the praises of his top two defensemen, senior Elijah Tormala and junior Dylan Cox, all season long. Since the incredible AHS season started back in the November, Valimont, a standout for the Milwaukee Admirals for years, has said that in his judgement, Tormala and Cox are the top two defensemen on the same team in the state. It's difficult to argue with. Led by Tormala and Cox, the Warhawks have not only put together one of the best records (21-2-1) in the state but also one of the best in school history. The only team with fewer losses ever at Arrowhead came in 2002-03 when the Warhawks won a school record 20 games in a row and finished the year at 20-1-1. Arrowhead has given up just 1.5 goals per game while scoring 145. "Both Tormala and Cox are very highly skilled hockey players and outstanding defensemen," Valimont said. "These two guys can do a lot of things on the ice. Their defensive skills are obvious. They disrupt a lot of things our opponents are trying to do to us. But remember, they also can score. When those two guys are on the ice, a lot of good things happen." Full Article