When a hockey team puts 43 shots on goal it expects at least one to get past the goaltender. But on Saturday afternoon in the Upper Peninsula, the Fond du Lac boys hockey team couldn’t find a way past the Hanckock goalie and suffered its first loss of the season, 1-0.
Hancock scored 28 seconds into the third period on a shot from the point, and Bulldogs’ goalie Jacob Givens kept making save after save to preserve the win, one night after the Cardinals had beaten one of the top teams in Michigan.
“We had every variety of chances. It wasn’t just attempts from the outside,” said Fondy coach Ryan Sarazin. “It was one of those where are guys were looking at the net and saying ‘what do we have to do.'”
William Shober made 16 saves for Fondy (14-1).
Sarazin, a native of Houghton, said he couldn’t fault his team’s effort and that they did his adopted town proud.
Hancock (MI) 1, Fond du Lac, 0
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Third period: HAN, Dan Hill, 0:28. Saves: FDL, William Shober 16; HAN, Jacob Givens 43.