Northville gets 4-2 win in Traverse City

Northville gets 4-2 win in Traverse City


Northville gets 4-2 win in Traverse City


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Four different players found the back of the net Friday as Northville earned a 4-2 non-conference boys hockey win over host Traverse City West at Howe Arena.

The Mustangs, who improved to 3-1, led 3-2 after one period on goals by Anthony Solack, Josh Mitchell and Ty Kilar.

West (1-3) countered with goals by Lance Petroskey and Ty Vandeboncoeur.

Northville, which outshot the Titans 47-22, got a second-period goal from Ian Welsch, who also had an assist on the night.

Alex Iafrate also chipped in a pair of assists for the Mustangs.

Traverse City West goaltender Tyler Buchanan made 43 saves, while Northville’s Darsh Dholakia had 20.

PLYMOUTH 6, NOVI 5 (OT): Novi (1-3, 0-2) let one slip away Dec. 2 against Plymouth (3-0, 2-0) at Novi Ice Arena.

The host Wildcats broke a 4-4 deadlock with only 1:05 left in regulation on Cam Czapski’s goal from Ryan Rabinowitz.

But Plymouth got the game-tying goal from James Baldwin just 33 seconds later after pulling goalie Trevor McManus and went on to win thanks to C.J. Mullenax’s goal with 3:48 remaining in the eight-minute overtime period.

Plymouth dominated the opening period, outshooting the Wildcats, 12-1, as Jake Sylvester’s goal from Keaton Courtney and Baldwin made it 1-0.

Novi then outscored Plymouth 3-1 in the second period to take a 4-2 advantage, getting goals from Tyler Camposano at 0:29 (from Jake Cyr and Anthony Luongo); Andy Mizerowski at 2:02 (from Alex Scarozza); and Brandon Kour at 4:03 (from Rabinowitz).

Plymouth countered with a Ricky Covault goal from Sylvester at 3:59.

At 1:50 of the final period, Zack Perpich scored from Kour to put the Wildcats up 5-2, but Plymouth pulled to within one, 5-4, on goals by Derek Szczepanik, a power-play effort from Josh Weber and Zack Wiener at 7:41, followed by Nick Yankee’s goal at 10:52 from Wiener.

Novi goaltender Josh Richardson made 30 saves, while McManus had 20 for Plymouth.

“We need to focus on closing teams out and not giving up a two-goal lead,” Novi coach Mark Vellucci said. “We need to get better at playing total team defense all three periods. Teams that concentrate on team defense first will usually have the best chance at winning games.”


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