weekend hockey trip to the upper peninsula started off well with a win on Friday, but ended on a sour note Saturday as host Hancock scored five power play goals en route to an 11-3 triumph over the visiting Wildcats at County Arena.
Hancock (7-4) led 3-1 after one period and 8-3 after two before scoring three times in the final period capped by Casey Nicholas’ game-ending goal with 10 minutes left.
led the Bulldogs with five goals, including a pair of power play tallies. Matthew added two goals and two assists, while Hunter contributed a goal and four assists. Teddy Randall and Danny Hill also chipped in with a goal and assist apiece.
(8-5), which had its four-game winning streak snapped, got a first-period goal from Alec Wells assisted by Brendan and Brennan Martin. The Wildcats added two in the second period including a short-handed unassisted effort by Ryan Baxter followed by a Martin power play goal from Brad .
Ironically,the Bulldogs 23-20.
King started in goal before being lifted in the first period by , who gave up three goals before King returned again in the second period.
Hancock goalie Dawsonmade 17 saves.
NOVI 4, CALUMET 3: On Friday, the Wildcats (8-4) built a 4-0 before holding on in final period to beat the host Copper Kings (3-9) in a non-league game played at the Calumet Colosseum.
jumped out to a 3-0 first-period advantage and led 4-0 with seven minutes to go before Calumet rallied on a pair of goals by Rory Anderson and power play tally by Trevor Johnson with only 39 seconds remaining after the Copper Kings pulled their goal and had a 6-on-4 advantage.
Brad opened the scoring at 5:38 of the first period on assists from Bryan and Ryan Baxter. Nick followed with a short-handed goal from Brendan at 6:53 and power play goal from and Baxter made it 3-0 at 13:05.
After a scoreless second period, Brennan Martin made it 4-0 on a power play goal fromand at 9:33 of the third.
goaltender Josh Richardson was outstanding in net with 34 saves, while Calumet’s Ian Carroll recorded 20 saves.
NORTHVILLE 2, REETHS-PUFFER 2 (OT): Nickgoal from Brett with only 1:08 remaining in regulation enabled the Mustangs (10-1-1) to earn a non-conference tie against (7-3-1) in an overtime game played Friday at Ice Arena.
goal came after the state-ranked Mustangs (No. 6 Division 1) pulled their goalie Kevin , who made 24 saves on the night.
Jackscored unassisted on a wrist shot following an end-to-end rush during the opening period for Mustangs, who the Rockets, 52-26.
tallied goals in the first and second periods.
Both teams had power play chances in the overtime, but were unable to cash in.
“We had quite a few chances,”coach Clint Robert said. “And even though things were not going our way, we wanted to keep crashing the net, take advantages of the numbers down low and put one in. I’m proud of the way we battled. And I thought Kevin ( ) played well. He made some big saves when we needed them.”
DETROIT CC 4, U-D JESUIT 0: Senior goalie Spencer Wright turned away all 21 shots asDetroit Catholic Central (10-0, 7-0) skated to a Michigan Interscholastic Hockey League victory Friday night over University of Detroit Jesuit (6-3, 4-2) at Arena.
The top-ranked Shamrocks (No. 1 Division 1broke open a scoreless game with three second-period goals as senior Andrewscored what proved to be the game-winner from Andrew Lane and Ryan Burnett with 11:37 left in the second.
That was followed by goals from Evan(from and J.P. ) and Dillon Jones (from and Alex ).
then scored off an assist from to close out the CC scoring in the final period.
Jackmade 36 saves for the Cubs, who slipped to 6-3 overall and 4-2 in the MIHL South.