It was a weekend of mixed results for the Brookfield Stars hockey team.
A late goal by Joey Schindler lifted the Stars to a 5-4 upset over state-ranked Waukesha on Jan. 20, but Brookfield couldn't carry the momentum forward, falling 7-4 to Kenosha on Jan. 21.
The split left the Stars at 7-11-0 overall and in sixth place in the Classic 8 Conference at 2-3-0.
Early goals by Ethan Rentmeester and Zach Davis gave Brookfield a 2-0 lead against Waukesha, but Garrett Wilderman scored for the Wings to make it 2-1 heading to the second period.
Schindler tallied his first goal of the night just 29 seconds into the second period to increase Brookfield's lead to 3-1.
Waukesha, ranked No. 5 in the state coaches poll, answered with three straight power-play goals to jump in front. Trenton Tucker made it 3-2 with 14:49 left in the second and Ian Malcolmson tied the game with 11:42 to play in the period.
Wyatt Wilderman found the back of the net just 1:16 into the third period to give the Wings a 4-3 lead.
Davis tied the game for the Stars just 1 minute, 28 seconds later. The game stayed even until Schindler scored a power-play goal off an assist from Nathan Rozman with 1:54 to play to give Brookfield the lead for good at 5-4.
Eric Sinson had two assists in the win, while Schindler, Rozman, Davis and Michael Chavez also had helpers. Emmett Peters stopped 23 shots in goal for his seventh win of the season.
Rentmeester put the Stars up 1-0 against Kenosha, but the Thunder scored five straight goals before Davis pulled Brookfield to within 5-2 after two periods. A goal by Chavez just 56 seconds into the third period cut it to 5-3. It didn't take Kenosha long to get the goal back, as Joey Trifone scored 48 seconds later to make it 6-3. Davis made it 6-4 with a power-play goal with 8:35 to play, but Trifone again answered to put the game away.
Gabe Lehnerer had two assists in the loss with Sinson, Rentmeester, Ben Piette each having one.