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HOCKEY: Richard wins two, routs rival Cabrini

For Richard, last week started with two close decisions but ended with a big blowout.

On Monday, the Pioneers (16-5-1) were edged 3-2 by Ann Arbor Richard, but three nights later handed visiting Bishop Foley a 3-1 defeat and on Saturday crushed Cabrini 9-0 in Allen Park.

In the battle with AA Richard, the Pioneers’ John Ames scored the game’s first goal, which came about 10 minutes into the first period and was assisted by Brendan Damron and Michael Hodgson.

The Fighting Irish scored two second-period goals to go up by one, but in the third Devin Dickow tied it with a goal at the 9:48 mark, assisted by Tyler Riney and Jack Skrzynski.

With less than three minutes to go, AA Richard found the back of the net and hung on for the 3-2 win.

The matchup with Foley on Thursday saw Hodgson score the game’s first two goals, both assisted by Eric Blevins, as he netted one about halfway through the first period and the other in the first minute of the second.

In third, the Ventures got on the board, but an empty-net goal late in the period sealed the 3-1 win for the locals.

The nine-goal attack Saturday night against Cabrini was highlighted by two goals and three assists from Ames and a pair of goals and assists from Hodgson and two goals by Riney.

Damron had one goal and two assists, while Zach Gilreath and Joe Lavine each scored one goal.

Next on the Richard schedule is the Catholic League Showcase on Saturday.



Flat Rock-Airport

This past weekend was a bright spot in what has been an otherwise tough season for the Flat Rock-Airport team.

Skating at the Monroe SMCC Showcase, the Jets (3-16) scored a combined 15 goals in two games, which kicked off with a 7-0 defeat of Bedford Friday night.

The next afternoon, the Jets were knocked off 9-6 by SMCC.

For the weekend, Ryan Eyler came away with five goals and teammate Sam Farrah had three.

Against Bedford, Eyler, Alex Jennings and Sam Farrah all scored two goals, while Jared Gersky had one and goaltender Mike Vella earned game MVP for stopping all 28 shots he faced.

In the loss to SMCC, the Jets got three goals from Eyler, while Seth Farrah, Sam Farrah and Kyle Kernyo each added one.

Last night, the Jets were scheduled to welcome in Crestwood and on Saturday are set to face Warren Mott on the road.



Roosevelt

Roosevelt held an early lead in each of its MIHL Showcase games last week in Trenton, but couldn’t hang on and fell by a close decision in all three contests.

Against Grosse Pointe North on Wednesday, the Bears (6-13) were knocked off 4-3 in a shootout, while being dropped by the same score the next day against Livonia Churchill and on Saturday fell 3-1 to Saginaw Heritage.

Andrew Storey scored one goal in each of the three contests for the locals, including the first of both the GPN and Heritage games.

Storey struck first at the 2:23 mark of the first period Wednesday, assisted by Adam Groat, and gave his team an early 1-0 lead.

Jake Coulter made it a 2-0 game early in the second period with a goal that was assisted by Matt Calhoun and Bryce Matulonis.

The Norsemen, however, hit back with three unanswered goals, as they scored one in the second period and two in the third to go up 3-2.

About halfway through the final period Groat netted a power-play goal and tied the game, assisted by Storey and Joe Smellie.

In the shootout, GPN’s Nick Cusmano scored and gave his squad the 4-3 victory.

For the game, Roosevelt goaltender Frank Cerulla stopped 25 of the 28 shots he faced.

In the battle with Churchill the next day, the locals once again grabbed a 2-0 lead, as Mike Milanovich and Smellie both scored first-period goals. Blake Reames assisted on the Milanovich goal and both Joe Nevalo and Joshua Hinderliter picked up assists on the Smellie goal.

Less than two minutes into the second period, the two teams combined for three total goals.

The Chargers’ Drew Puishes scored just 20 seconds in, Storey scored a minute later on the power play and then Churchill’s Nick Misiak hit back with a goal just nine seconds after. Calhoun picked up the assist on Storey’s goal.

With about four minutes left in the second, the Chargers’ C.J. Cromie found the back of the net and tied the game at 3-3.

At the 12:27 mark of the third period, Puishes put Churchill up 4-3 and the Chargers hung on for the win.

Cerulla and Trevor Porter split time in the net and stopped a combined 22 of 26 shots.

In the loss to Heritage, Storey scored inside the first minute of the game, assisted by Calhoun, but the Hawks responded with two first-period goals and one in the third to ultimately come away with the victory.

In goal, Cerulla was able to turn away 40 of the 43 shots the Heritage skaters fired at him.

Tonight the Bears were scheduled to welcome Port Huron Northern to Yack Arena and on Saturday are set to travel to Cranbrook.



Last Updated: 2/11/2014 3:15:34 PM EST

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