Calumet, Houghton win; Hancock comes up short in shootout
TRENTON — No. 3 Calumet fell behind fellow Division 3 opponent No. 2 Flint Powers Catholic by one goal early in the first period, before rattling off five goals for a 5-1 win Friday in Trenton.
Flint Powers (14-2-2) scored its lone goal following a power play, but Calumet (7-9-2) answered with three goals in the period, securing a comfortable lead.
“I thought we played a solid game today,” coach Dan Giachino said. “We went down 1-0 early but we battled back and built a nice lead. We controlled a lot of the play for the first and second periods. We were able to play more defensive in the third period and preserve our lead.”
The Copper Kings got two goals Sam Erkkila, and one each from Hunter Rowe, Davin Lehto and Tyler Johnson.
In addition to being No. 2 in Division 3, Flint Powers is also ranked No. 7 in the Super 10, making the victory even more meaningful.
“The fact that we can beat a team like this shows where the three teams are in the Copper Country when it comes to Division 3,” Giachino said. “We will have a good chance in regional playoffs.”
Next up, Calumet takes on Warren DeLaSalle today at 8:20 a.m.
“They are a younger team, kind of like us,” Giachino said. “They are a physical team that will come at us hard, but we will look to counter with our speed.”
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Flint Powers 1 0 0 — 1
Calumet 3 2 0 — 5
Flint Powers — Cam Conover (Luke Evo), 4:52, 1-0.
Calumet — Hunter Rowe (Alex Mattila, Gabe Coppo), 5:23, 1-1.
Calumet — Sam Erkkila (Josh VandenBurg, Dean Loukus), 2-1.
Calumet — Davin Lehto (VandenBurg), 10:40, 3-1.
Calumet — Erkkila (Nick Djerf, Alex Mattila), 9:35, 4-1.
Calumet — Tyler Johnson (Cam Kauppinen, Scott Loukus), 5-1.
Flint Powers: Adam Cantley 19; Calumet: Nick Voelker 23.
Flint Powers: 1/2; Calumet: 4/16.
Flint Powers: 0/4; Calumet 0/1.
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TRENTON — No. 4 Houghton (11-7-1) battled Cranbrook (9-9-1) for three periods before PJ Donnelly scored in the shootout to give the Gremlins a 3-2 victory Friday in Trenton.
All four goals were scored in the second period. Kevin Bostwick and Brendan Erickson scored for Houghton, and Andrew Gunlock and Tyler Lee were responsible for Cranbrook’s tallies.
“I thought it was a very evenly played game,” coach Corey Markham said. “It was back and forth throughout, and I think each team had times when they were controlling play. It extremely close with tight checking the whole time.”
Dawson McKay got the first opportunity in the shootout, and he knocked the puck home. Then, goalie Will Stier got a save, setting up Donnelly for the go-ahead shot. Cranbrook missed its second opportunity, giving Houghton the victory.
“Dawson is very good in those situations,” Markham said. “And Will made a nice save. PJ was able to make the winning shot when (Cranbrook’s) guy lost the puck.”
The victory gives Markham 297 career wins.
Next up, Houghton plays Dearborn Divine Child at noon. The Gremlins were originally scheduled to play Detroit Jesuit before a last-minute switch.
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Houghton 0 2 0 1 — 3
Cranbrook 0 2 0 0 — 2
Cranbrook — Andrew Gunlock (Zack Felsenfeld, Tyler Lee), 10:11, 1-0.
Houghton — Kevin Bostwick (Brendan Erickson, PJ Donnelly), 12:29, 1-1.
Houghton — Brendan Erickson (Dawson McKay), 15:18, 2-1.
Cranbrook — Tyler Lee (Aidan Goodfellow), 15:37, 2-2.
Houghton — McKay.
Houghton — PJ Donnelly.
Houghton: Will Stier 21; Cranbrook: Colin Rutter 16.
Houghton: 1/2; Cranbrook 2/4.
Houghton: 1/2; Cranbrook 0/1.
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TRENTON — No.1 Hancock (16-4) and Division 2 No. 2 Plymouth (15-3-1) finished regulation tied at 2 before Hancock missed all three shootout attempts for a 3-2 loss Friday in Trenton.
Jack Chumley recorded the winning goal.
The Bulldogs had won six games in a row, with their last loss coming to Orchard Lake St. Mary’s on Jan. 6, before the defeat.
In regulation, Trevor Tchida and Austin Salani scored for Hancock, while Andrew Garby and Graham Sheehan netted goals for Plymouth.
Plymouth outshot Hancock 26-16, with Hancock recording just two shots in the second period.
Next up, the Bulldogs take on Brighton today at 8:40 a.m.
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Hancock 1 0 1 0 — 2
Plymouth 1 1 0 1 — 3
Hancock — Trevor Tchida (Teddy Randell), 3:27, 1-0.
Plymouth — Andrew Garby (Jack Chumley, Adam Rebecca), 10:37, 1-1.
Plymouth — Graham Sheehan (Nathan Stoneburg, Jack VanDenBeurgeury), 8:57, 2-1.
Hancock — Austin Salani (Bryce Randell), 16:38, 3-0.
Plymouth — Jack Chumley.
Saves: Hancock Dawson Kero 24; Plymouth: Brendan Olepa 14.
Hancock: 3/6; Plymouth: 6/23.
Hancock: 2/6; Plymouth: 1/3/