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After a lopsided 7-0 loss to Trenton earlier in the week, Roosevelt bounced back last Saturday night with a 2-1 victory against MIHL foe Grosse Pointe North.

All of the scoring took place in the second period, as the visiting Norsemen got on the board first, but the Bears (2-3) quickly responded with two goals and hung on for the win.

At the 9:58 mark of the second period, North’s Vince Romanelli got one by Roosevelt goaltender Chandler Pattenaude, assisted by Nick Cusmano and JP Navetta.

For the night, Pattenaude stopped 21 of the 22 shots he faced and North goaltender Josh Champney turned away 17 of the 19 shots fired at him.

About one minute after North got on the board, the Bears tied it up with a goal from Mike Milanovich, assisted by Steven Burke.

Roosevelt then grabbed the 2-1 lead when Jacob Theisen scored what would be the game winner about two minutes later. Assists on Theisen’s goal went to Joe Nevalo and Zachary Adkins.

In the third period, the two teams managed only six total shots, as the Norsemen had four and Roosevelt had two and the Bears skated off with the victory.

Up next for Roosevelt is a game Friday night at home against Mona Shores and on Saturday they host Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central.


In its only action of the week, Huron hosted Pontiac Notre Dame Prep last Wednesday and came away with a 3-1 victory.

The Chiefs (4-3) grabbed an early 1-0 lead courtesy of a first-period goal from Jesse McGowan, assisted by Andrew Miller.

After the teams skated to a scoreless second period, the Fighting Irish tied the game with a goal at the 9:52 mark of the third.

Just 33 seconds later, however, Huron’s John Kosiba scored short-handed and put the locals up 2-1. Assists on Kosiba’s goal, which proved to be the game winner, was assisted by McGowan and Devin Collins.

Late in the contest Notre Dame pulled its goaltender for an extra attacker, but the Chiefs took advantage of the empty net and Miller scored to make it 3-1.

En route to the victory, the Chiefs outshot the Fighting Irish 36-16 and goaltender Tyler Keller earned the win.

Huron was in action again last night with a game at Crestwood and will play again Friday night at Carlson.


The Gabriel Richard hockey team remained unbeaten this season with a dominating 9-1 victory against visiting Flat Rock-Airport last Thursday night.

After one period of play, the Pioneers (3-0) led the Jets (0-6) only 2-1, but then exploded for five goals in the second and two in the third in what was their only action last week.

Michael Hodgson and Brandon Damron led Richard with four points each, as Hodgson had a hat trick and an assist and Damron had two goals and two assists. For the night, Richard outshot the Jets 67-10.

Also helping the winning cause were senior John Ames and Devin Dickow, who both came away with three points.

Dickow scored the game’s first goal, assisted by Jon Rhind, and put the Pioneers up 1-0 early in the first period.

With about six minutes left in the period, Hodgson gave the home team a 2-0 advantage, with assists coming from Damron and Joe Lavine. In just three games this season, Hodgson already has 10 goals.

Inside the final two minutes, the Jets’ Sam Farrah put his team on the board, as he got one by goaltender Matt Mandernach. Austin Jacobs earned the assist on Farrah’s goal.

The second-period charge was led by Damron, who netted back-to-back goals within the first four minutes and made it a 4-1 game. He was assisted by Ames on the first goal and Hodgson on the second.

Less than a minute later, Richard grabbed a four-goal advantage when Ames hit Hodgson with a pass that he took and buried for his second goal of the night.

About five minutes later, the Pioneers struck for two more, scored just 20 seconds apart.

Ames lit the lamp first, assisted by Tyler Rinney, and then Dickow quickly followed with an unassisted goal.

Ahead by six, Richard added two more about halfway through the third period to finish the 9-1 mercy victory.

Hodgson scored first to earn the hat trick and was followed by John Sawicki, who lit the lamp less than a minute later. Sage Becraft got the assist on Hodgson’s goal and both Dickow and Damron assisted on Sawicki’s.

A key to the big win last Thursday was the play of the team’s 12th graders, said Pioneers Coach Rick DeSana.

“It was nice to see our senior players come out and contribute big in this win,” said Richard Coach Rick DeSana. The senior defensive pair of Jon Rhind and John Louria had a strong game, always moving the puck up ice and jumping into the play. Our senior forwards of Dickow, Lavine and Sawicki all displayed strong senior leadership throughout the game.”

For Richard, the contest last Thursday was the only action of the week, while the Jets played two other games.

Two nights earlier the Jets were defeated 7-2 by visiting Ann Arbor Pioneer and last Saturday hosted Monroe SMCC and lost 6-1.

This week, the Pioneers welcome in Royal Oak Shrine tomorrow, play at Allen Park Friday and travel to Pontiac Notre Dame Prep on Saturday.

The Jets were scheduled to take on Cabrini last night and on Saturday will travel to Warren Mott.


At last weekend’s Oiler Invitational Tournament in Mt. Pleasant, Cabrini played to an overtime loss in the first game and suffered a 5-0 defeat in the second contest.

On Friday, action kicked off for the Monarchs (0-6) with a game against West Bloomfield.

Cabrini was able to jump out to a 3-1 lead, with two goals in the first period and one in the second.

The Lakers charged back with two goals in the third to tie it and then netted one in overtime to drop the locals 4-3.

For the Monarchs, their three goals came from Brendan Alvis, Alex Solis and Joe Hay. Mackie assisted on Alvis’ goal, Hay and Sheldon Varhol earned assists on Solis’ goal and Corey Dooley got the assist on Hay’s goal.

Cabrini dominated most of the game, as its players took 33 shots and spent quite a bit of time in the West Bloomfield zone.

A pair of disallowed goals, however, left the Monarchs disappointed and ultimately led to the late slide, said Cabrini Coach Bill Alvis.

“There were two goals waived off by the referees that would have iced the game for us,” he said. “After those waived off goals, we were deflated and let them back in the game.”

In overtime, the Monarchs were in control for the first 90 seconds, but committed a turnover behind their net which helped set up West Bloomfield’s game winner.

“It was a tough loss for a hard-fought game,” Alvis said.

On Saturday, in the tournament consolation game, Cabrini took on Mt. Pleasant and was down only 1-0 after the first period.

Unfortunately for the locals, a four-goal outburst in the second period allowed Mt. Pleasant to pull away and eventually skate to the 5-0 win.

A bright spot for the Monarchs in the second game was goaltender Brett Kates, who played strong in the net and stopped 40 of the 45 shots he faced.

Cabrini is scheduled to play three games this week, which kicked off last night with a with a road contest against Flat Rock-Airport. Tonight the Monarchs are set to host Ann Arbor Richard and Saturday night they will travel to Crestwood.

Last Updated: 12/10/2013 1:21:22 PM EST

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