Boys Hockey: Onalaska, Sparta Co-Op will play for trip to State

Onalaska did it their usual way, winning by at least two goals for their 7th straight win.

Sparta Co-Op made it interesting.

The Vipers trailed by two goals with 2:06 to play against Wisconsin Rapids Tuesday.  They rattled off two goals, one short-handed, and Eric Burdick scored the game-winner in overtime as Sparta/West Salem/Bangor advances to the sectional championship in its last year as a cooperative.

Onalaska beat Baraboo/Portage 3-1 at the Omni Center.

Onalaska and Sparta Co-Op will square off for the third time this season Friday in Viroqua for a trip to the WIAA State Tournament.

The Hilltoppers won both contests this year; 5-2 and 4-2 were the final scores.