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Puck movement, efficient offense helps Onalaska to 7-0 start

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All around the Omni Center hang reminders of the success Onalaska hockey has enjoyed in recent years, but you won't find the current Hilltoppers talking about it.

This group knows there are high expectations to live up to, and so far, they're doing just that. Onalaska is 7-0 and averaging seven goals per game. They have skaters ranked in the top-10 in all three major offensive categories in the state, while goaltender Hayes Weiner is tied for second in wins with six.

"We have great depth on our team and we're just moving the puck making sure everyone gets it and everyone is finishing where they're supposed to," senior forward Sam Dabrowksi said.

"We have a veteran group of forwards, guys that have played a lot of hockey for us over the years," head coach Tim Ebner said. "So from that standpoint, yeah they should be productive and they should be making good decisions and that's what they've been doing for the most part."

Defensively, the Hilltoppers are young, but have shutout their last three opponents and given up only two goals over their last five games.

"We just try to keep things simple for them, we don't want to make it too complicated. We want them to make simple, easy plays and simple, easy decisions," Ebner said.

Onalaska hosts Viroqua on Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the Omni Center.

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