HANCOCK - It was perhaps a little longer night than they expected, but Hancock still got the technical knock-out of Negaunee in Lake Superior Hockey Conference play with a 9-1 victory.
Alex Hill had a hat trick as the Bulldogs evened their record at 7-7 overall (4-1 LSHC).
Hill opened the scoring 1:24 in and had Hancock's first goal of the next two periods, running his season total to seven.
Tony Fisher added a tally to make it 2-0 after one and Kyle Hauswirth and Casey Nicholas lit the lamp alongside Hill for a 5-1 lead after two.
Dylan Hanke and Matthew Sanregret got on the board before Jacob Norkol's first career goal made it a final 52 seconds from the buzzer.
Wade Hanke and Dylan Paavola posted a pair of assists apiece and William Lucier stopped 13 shots for the Bulldogs, who travel across the U.P. to Sault Ste. Marie to face Dearborn Divine Child tonight in the opener of the Sault Lions Showcase.