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Jeffers, Hancock hockey win at weekend showcases

January 21, 2013
The Daily Mining Gazette

MILWAUKEE - Both Jeffers and Hancock came away with perfect weekends in out-of-town hockey showcases Friday and Saturday.

The Jets went 2-0 at the Wisigan Cup at Milwaukee, beating Milwaukee SHAW 4-1 Friday night and Pettit, Wis. 4-2 Saturday.

In the opener, the Jets led from the 7:47 mark on and got goals from Travis Wesa, Troy Dunstan, Matt Mantta and Anthony Harris.

Dax Durocher got 20 saves in the win.

Saturday, Ross Michaels had the game-winning goal late in the second and an empty-netter as Jeffers held off a Pettit comeback to within a goal after taking a 3-0 lead after two.

Wesa and Tyler Bailey also scored, while Jacob Zerbst and Trevor Lowney combined to stop nine shots.

"We're continuing to bring play to the other team. We're not just reacting, but we're acting," Jeffers coach David Bekkala said.

L'Anse completed a successful weekend for Michigan in the showcase, defeating Pettit 6-4 on Friday night before skating to a 2-2 tie with SHAW Saturday.

Jeffers (11-6) plays Tuesday at Houghton, while the next outing for L'Anse (3-8-1) is at home against Hancock Thursday.

The Bulldogs ran their winning streak to six with a 6-1 victory over Pontiac Notre Dame Prep Saturday at the Sault Lions Showcase in Sault Ste. Marie.

Hancock got six goals from six players, including Jack Fenton, Tony Fisher, Tanner Kearly, Dylan Hanke, Zach Ahola and Casey Nicholas.

Hancock got 25 saves from William Lucier and ran its record to 9-7 going into a Thursday trip to L'Anse.

At Calumet Colosseum, University of Detroit-Jesuit nabbed a pair of close victories over the Copper Kings, 5-2 Friday and 3-2 Saturday.

Friday, Robert Erkkila put the Kings up 6:14 in. Bryce Johnson gave Calumet a 2-1 lead early in the third, but the Cubs put up four unanswered goals for the victory.

Brian Rogers made 34 saves for Calumet.

Saturday, Riley Schreiber gave Calumet another early lead just 39 seconds in. Eric Mattila made it 2-1 after one with a goal a half-second before the end of the period, but the Cubs carried the finish again, scoring the last two goals to win the game and the total-goals series.

Troy Pierce made 24 saves.

Calumet (8-7) returns to Great Lakes Hockey Conference play Tuesday night with a trip to Negaunee.

 
 

 

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