Golden Beaver Boys Hockey Senior Night Cut Short

In the most unique and challenging season ever for high school student athletes, the Beaver Dam High School boys hockey team will add Senior Night to the list of unprecedented experiences.

The Golden Beavers final home game of the season was cut short on Friday night because of concerns over air quality at the rink.  The Senior Night activities honoring the class of 2021 were conducted between the 1st and 2nd periods and at that point officials determined the rink needed to be cleared.

This year’s senior class includes; Ian Conlin, Logan Heim, Ty Bailey, Wesley Biel, and Noah Banes, and Kirk Davis.

“It’s been hard for them. They’ve taken it in stride.” Golden Beaver head coach Doug Kraft told  “I know they were really appreciative to get the games in that we could and the practices that we could and as much normalcy as we could for them to participate in their sport.  They’ve probably handled it better than probably some of the adults did.  They were really happy to play.”

The Golden Beavers had a 4-0 lead over Stoughton after the first period last night behind goals from Conlin, Biel, Gavin Hearley, and Alex Woods.

Beaver Dam (9-9) opens up the playoffs on Tuesday night when they host Appleton at the Family Center.  The puck drops at 7pm.

The Beaver Dam Hockey Association released this statement on their Facebook page on Saturday

The Family Center Board was made aware of a Zamboni mechanical issue that might present a safety hazard for our ice rink.
A professional has been hired to perform the necessary maintenance on our Zamboni so we can ensure it can be used without risking the safety of our athletes and their families. At this time, we do not anticipate the need to cancel classes or ice time but will monitor the situation and will provide an update if anything changes.

Click the link to hear a full interview with BDHS boys hockey coach Doug Kraft.



The Family Center Board was made aware of a Zamboni mechanical issue that might present a safety hazard for our ice…

Posted by Beaver Dam Hockey Association on Saturday, January 30, 2021


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Photo Credits: Litzer Photography & Colin Biel