The Fond du Lac boys hockey team surrendered its lead early in the third period of Saturday's season opener against Madison Edgewood. Then the Cardinals took a penalty. Instead of folding, Fondy scored four unanswered goals to win the nonconference game 5-1.
Michael Wilson scored in the first period, but a short-handed Jack Nejedlo goal 3:55 into the third turned the tide.
Aaron Krueger, Ty Rebedew (also short-handed) and Bailey Koenigs finished the scoring.
"I thought we had two ways to go at that point," Fondy coach Ryan Sarazin said of Edgewood's goal. "We could get in a shell and worry about being scored on or we can have a good response.
"A couple guys up front who might not have helped us pull away before, said 'let's get the first win of the season.'"
Fond du Lac 5, Edgewood 1
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First period -- FDL, Wilson (Nejedlo), 2:41. Third period: ME, Friedow, 1:49; FDL, Nejedlo (Whealon), 3:55; FDL, Krueger, 6:57; FDL, Rebedew, 9:52; FDL, Koenigs (Dyni, Pertl), 13:51. Saves: FDL, Blagoue 18; ME, Curliss 29.