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Hockey - Boys - 11/30/2012 

Bishop Foley Unified 2
Otisville LakeVille 5
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Simon Rogers picked up a hat trick, scoring Otisville LakeVille's first three goals against the Bishop Foley Unified Warriors Friday night at the Polar Palace in Lapeer.

Simon’s third goal proved to be the game-winner, as the Falcons prevailed over the Warriors, 5-2. Travis Hill got the sole assist on all three Rogers' goals.

The game was the first starting assignment in net for the Warriors' sophomore goalie, Daniel Collins.

“This was his first high school game,” said Warriors head coach Dave Williamson. “I’m sure the speed and the boys in front of him are a lot quicker and harder, so he has to adjust. I’m totally confident with him. In the third period he really did make some difficult saves. I’m pleased with the way he played”.

This was a physical game. The Falcons were called for seven minor penalties to two minors for the Warriors.

The most notable call was a non-call early in the second period. Warriors defenseman Kristin Doxen was checked heavily to the ice, remained there, and had to be helped off the ice. The Warriors argued for a penalty, but the referee ruled that it was a clean hit. Doxen returned to the ice for the third period.

The Warriors dominated the first five minutes of action in the game. Then the ice leveled out. The first goal was for the Falcons. It came with just over two minutes left in the first period. It was a low shot that snuck into the corner of the Warriors net.

With one second left in the first period, the Falcons beat the Warriors to the puck in their own end and dumped it into the net for their second goal.

Williamson was not pleased with the play.

“We have to be smarter with the puck in our own end. You got to be defensively responsible. When you get it and turn it over, it leads to a scoring chance and a goal,” he said.

The Warriors pulled to within a goal at 5:56 in the second period. Matthew Blake scored a power-play goal for the Warriors with assists going to Dominic Doxen and Rudy Stuglin. The score was 2-1 in favor of the Falcons.

It took the Falcons just over a minute to open their lead back up to two goals. Rogers completed his hat trick for the Falcons at the 4:49 mark of the period. The Falcons then padded their lead to 4-1 with two minutes left in the second period with a power-play goal of their own.

The Warriors responded late in the second period to make it a 4-2 game. Dominic Finazzo got the tally for the Warriors on a setup by Dominic Doxen.

The Falcons added a final goal midway through the third period to make the final score 5-2.

One bright point in the game for Williamson was the play of Rudy Stuglin.

“Every game he has more and more confidence," Williamson said. "He made right decisions with the puck every time he was out there. He’s a lot of fun to watch.”

Last Updated: 12/1/2012 7:25:50 PM EST

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