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A frustrating regular season came to a close with two more losses last week for the Trenton hockey team.

The Trojans lost to U-D Jesuit 5-4 in overtime a week ago and 5-1 to Cranbrook in Bloomfield Hills Saturday.

The losses left the Trojans with an un-Trenton-like final record of 13-11-1.

The frustrating part of the season for Coach Mike Turner and his staff is the number of games the team let slip away in the final moments.

It happened again against U-D. After rallying from a 3-1 deficit to lead 4-3 in the third period, Trenton surrendered the game-tying goal in the final minute of regulation time and lost in overtime.

Had the Trojans held a number of third period leads or been more solid in the closing minutes of games and periods, their win total could easily be five or six games higher.

Phil Pugliese, Brandon Hoffman and Brad Teska scored for Trenton in the first two periods and the team entered the third tied at 3-all.

Hoffman scored his second goal of the game very early in the third period and Trenton held the lead nearly until the end.

U-D pulled its goalie and scored the tying goal with 16 second left. U-D then won the game halfway through the extra period.

Goalie Nick Ramirez took the loss despite stopping 35 shots on goal and Pugliese had two assists to go along with his goal.

On Saturday, the Trojans skated pretty much stride-for-stride with Cranbrook – one of the hottest teams in the MIHL right now – but the Cranes scored and the Trojans did not.

Cranbrook got five of its 32 shots past Trenton goalie Garrett Carroll, while Trenton scored on just one of its 26 shots.

Trenton’s lone goal came off the stick of Nick Bondy early in the second period and it cut the Cranbrook lead to 3-1 at that point.

Woodhaven ties GI

After beating Grosse Pointe South and winning the outright Michigan Metro Hockey League championship a week ago, the Woodhaven hockey team ended the regular season on a flat note with a 4-4 tie with Grosse Ile at Trenton’s Kennedy Recreation Center Saturday.

Team captain Mike Williams scored two goals for the Warriors and Mitch Cannon and Mike Perry had the others.

Luke Moma, Jesse Jurecki, Zachary Lemerand and Dean Ziberi had the Red Devils goals.

After getting off to a 14-3 start this season, Woodhaven has been just 2-3-2 over its last seven games.

However, the wins have been huge ones, coming over the Warriors’ closest Michigan Metro League West Division pursuer, Ann Arbor Pioneer. and Metro East runner-up Grosse Pointe South.

Last Updated: 2/26/2013 2:03:05 PM EST