Trenton roundup: Houghton wins; Hancock, Calumet lose in Trenton

TRENTON — Dawson McKay had two goals as No. 4 Houghton (12-6-1) defeated Dearborn Divine Child 6-3 Saturday in Trenton. 

The Gremlins took a 2-1 lead in the first period on two unassisted goals, one from McKay and the other from Niko Rajala.

McKay and PJ Donnelly each scored in the second, and Taavi Rajala and Clayton Sayen netted goals in the third. 

Ian Juszczyk had a hat trick for Divine Child (10-7). 

The Gremlins won both their contests in the Trenton hockey showcase, and have won four games in a row. Coach Corey Markham is two wins away from 300 in his 19-year career at Houghton. 

Next up Houghton hosts rival Hancock Friday at 7:30 p.m. 

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Houghton 2 2 2 — 6

Divine Child 1 1 1 — 3

First period

Houghton — Dawson McKay, 7:20, 1-0.

Divine Child — Ian Juszczyk, 11:32, 1-1.

Houghton — Niko Rajala, 13:37, 2-1.

Second period 

Houghton — PJ Donnelly, 4:44, 3-1.

Divine Child — Juszczyk (Nick Renner), 8:55, 3-2.

Houghton — McKay (Ty Halonen, Donnelly, 9:36, 4-2.

Third period 

Houghton –Taavi Rajala (Donnelly, Kevin Bostwick), 0:33, 5-2.

Houghton — Clayton Sayen (Brad Gauthier, Seth Francois), 3:39, 6-2.

Divine Child — Juszczyk (Nicholas Welch, Colin Garner), 16:11, 6-3.

Saves 

Houghton: Jimmy Pietila 19; Divine Child: Garrett Bush: 30.

Penalties

Houghton: 4/8; Divine Child: 5/10. 

Power plays

Houghton 0/4; Divine Child: 0/4. 

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TRENTON — The No. 1 Hancock Bulldogs (16-5) dropped a 3-2 contest to the No. 3 team in Division 1, Brighton, on Saturday in Trenton for their second-straight loss. This is the first time Hancock has lost twice in a row this season. 

Brighton (13-5-1) took a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals by Sam Brennan and Mathew Kahra. But Hancock tied it up at 12:44 in the second after Austin Salani netted two of his own. 

Tim Erkkila got the game-winner for Brighton at 5:39 in the third, assisted by Caleb Saeter and Harry Newton. 

Hancock struggled to get chances at the net, taking just 13 shots on the game. Brighton had more than that in both the first and third periods and finished with 37 shots.

Brighton is the No. 4 team in the Super 10, while Hancock is No. 6. 

Next up Hancock faces rival Houghton on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Dee Stadium.

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Brighton 2 0 1 — 3

Hancock 1 1 0 — 2

First period 

Brighton — Sam Brennan, 9:01, 1-0.

Brighton — Mathew Kahra (Jason Verhelle, Tim Erkkila), 15:10, 2-0.

Hancock — Austin Salani (Trevor Tchida, Teddy Randell), 16:24, 2-1.

Second period

Hancock — Austin Salani (Colton Salani, Teddy Randell), 12:44, 2-2.

Third period

Brighton — Erkkila (Caleb Saeter, Harry Newton)

Saves

Brighton: Harrison Fleming 11; Hancock: Dawson Kero 34. 

Penalties

Brighton: 6/12; Hancock: 5/10.

Power plays 

Brighton: 0/2; Hancock: 1/4.

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TRENTON — No. 3 Calumet (7-11-2) took No. 6 Warren DeLaSalle (8-8-2) to a shootout Saturday in Trenton before falling 4-3. Jordan Kovacs and Josh Glinski scored for DeLaSalle in the shootout, while Brent Loukus was the lone Copper King to net a goal.

Kovacs and Cameron Chrisman scored for DeLaSalle in regulation, and Sam Erkkila and Dean Loukus were the scorers for Calumet. 

Both of Calumet’s goals came on the power play, as DeLaSalle was called for six penalties.

Next up Calumet hosts Negaunee Thursday at 7 p.m. 

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DeLaSalle 2 0 0 2 — 4

Calumet 1 1 0 1 — 3

First period

DeLaSalle — Jordan Kovacs (Matthew Rodgers), 8:47, 1-0.

Calumet — Sam Erkkila (Tanner Rowe), 10:54, 1-1.

DeLaSalle — Cameron Chrisman (Max VanderDonck, Nicholas Hernandez) 13:57, 2-1.

Second period 

Calumet — Dean Looks (Davin Lehto),  16:02, 2-2.

Third period

None. 

Shootout 

Calumet — Brent Loukus

DeLaSalle — Josh Glinski

DeLaSalle — Kovacs

Saves

DeLaSalle: Daniel Miscavish 25; Calumet: Alex Studebaker 21. 

Penalties 

DeLaSalle: 6/18; Calumet: 1/2.

Power plays

DeLaSalle: 0/1; Calumet: 2/6. 

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