Mariners boys' hockey team wins one, loses oneThe Silver Bay boys’ hockey team split a pair of games last week, winning at home and losing at the road.
By: Steve Gow, Lake County News Chronicle
The Silver Bay boys’ hockey team split a pair of games last week, winning at home and losing at the road.
They never trailed as they defeated Ashland 5-1 in a lackluster affair. They lost 6-2 at Miners Memorial Arena in Virginia to the Blue Devils in a much better played game.
Cody Larson scored twice in his second game back and Bradley Rowlee added a goal and two assists to pace the Mariners at home against Ashland last Friday. Rowlee struck first for a power play goal 12 seconds into the power play with assists from Thomas Anderson and Luke Small for the only score of the first period. Larson scored shorthanded with the aid of Rowlee to make it 2-0. After Tanner Hicks cut it to 2-1 for the Oredockers, Larson struck again with a perfect feed from Shane Billings to make it 3-1 after two. Anderson and Small scored third period goals for the Mariners to wrap it up.
Zack Duresky stopped 30 Oredocker shots to pick up the victory in the Mariner nets. Dylan Hudson had 26 saves for Ashland.
At Virginia last Saturday, the Mariners were done in by special teams play as they gave up only one goal while five on five.They gave up three power play goals,one short handed and one on an delayed penalty as six different Blue Devils scored.Overall the Mariners played a much better game then the one the night before.
The Bay came out with a strong first period and hit a pipe on a breakaway just over a minute into the game. The shots read 10-8 after one period of play in favor of Virginia and the score was 1-0 via a Derek Judnick power play goal that went in via a screen. The Mariners had a number of excellent scoring chances but couldn’t bury the puck. The Blue Devils made it 2-0 with a shorthanded goal from Blair Seitz and 3-0 with a goal from Travis Kemp with 8 seconds remaining in the second period. The Mariners outshot the Blue Devils 15-14 in the period, but again couldn’t bury the puck. The Blue Devils clinched the win when Nick Blaeser and Marc Krebsbach made it 5-0 at 3:15 of the final period of play.
Billings put the Mariners on the board with an assist from Blake LeBlanc at the six minute mark. After Tyler Goodrie made it 6-1 for the Blue Devils, Larson concluded the game’s scoring for the Mariners. Larson picked up a loose puck following a faceoff, bulled his way to the net, and rammed it home.
Alex Murray finished with 42 stops in the Mariner nets and Lucas Murray had 33 stops for Virginia.
The Mariners face Lake of the Woods tonight at 8 p.m. in Silver Bay.