Although the calendar hasn't yet turned to February, at least one area team is on the verge of clinching a conference title.
After a 4-2 win at Monroe on Tuesday, the Edgewood Crusaders' boys hockey team can wrap up the Badger South Conference title with a pair of wins next week.
Edgewood will host fourth-place Monroe on Monday night at LaBahn Arena, then take on second-place and state-ranked McFarland on Thursday night on the road.
For this year's Crusaders, the season has been about finding ways to improve against a tough schedule, said coach Pete Rothering after Tuesday's win at Monroe.
Edgewood is 14-4 and 8-0 in conference play, as the Crusaders get ready for a pair of very important games next week. Here's coach Rothering after Tuesday's game: