Waupun Hockey Lands Three On All-State Team…Buchholz Steps Down

The Waupun boys hockey team had three players receive postseason honors from the Wisconsin Hockey Coaches Association.  Senior forwards Jarrett Buchholz and Malachi Buchholz along with sophomore goalie were all named Honorable Mention All-State.

Jarrett Buchholz finished his senior campaign with 72 points (29G, 43A).  His 43 assists set a single season record for the program.  During his four-year varsity career, Jarrett tallied 50 goals and 77 assists for 127 total points.

Malachi Buchholz senior season ended with 68 points (45G, 23A).  His 45 goals set a single season school record.  Malachi wrapped up his pep career with 56 goals and 46 assists and 102 total points.

Tyle Fromholz earned Honorable Mention All-State recognition with an impressive sophomore campaign.  This past season he compiled an 18-7-2 record.  He stopped 754 of 814 shots (92.6%), had a 2.20 goals against average, and pitched 3 shutouts.

This marks the 1st time in program history that three different Waupun players received all-state honors in the same season.

Waupun head coach Jason Buchholz has also decided to step down from his position after 13 total seasons on the bench in order to spend more time with his family. Buchholz tells DailyDailyDodge.com that he informed the school this would be his last season as boy hockey coach before the year began.   He had two stints as the Warriors head coach from 2004-2008 and from 2011 to 2020.  During that time, he compiled a record of 162-44-9.  He was named the Sectional Coach of the Year two times including this past season.  The Warriors also won the 2017-18 Badgerland Conference championship.  Buchholz was named the conference coach of the year that same season.   Coach Buchholz says that he will remain on as Waupun’s varsity boys soccer coach.

Waupun finished up the hockey season at 18-7-2.  The Warriors made it to the WIAA Division Two Sectional Finals where they were defeated by eventual state champion St. Mary’s Springs Academy.

Photo Credit:  Sandy Buchholz/Waupun Hockey

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