Source: Sherman Publications

Shutout on the ice in OAA

by Wendi Reardon

February 05, 2014

Icers took third place in the OAA Red with a shutout against Farmington last Thursday, 2-0.

"We played excellent," said Bryan Krygier, head coach for Clarkston Hockey. "Defensively we played well and our two goals held up. Our defensive zone moved the puck quickly out. We didn't allow them any time or any shots. We played a pretty flawless game and we only had one penalty."

Garrett Polish started the scoring in the second period with 14:48 left to go with an assist from Joe Popp and Jacob LaPorte. Four minutes later LaPorte struck on a goal of his own with Polish and Chase Wiedemann on the assist.

Nick Surovec made 15 saves in the net for his second consecutive shutout and the Wolves made 43 shots on the net.

The boys used the momentum in their first period against Romeo in the OAA-MAC Showcase last Saturday. Polish and Kyle Cuthrell put the Wolves on the board in the first period to put the score 2-0. Kamren Huizenga added one more in the second period, putting the lead 3-0.

But the Bulldogs came back to score two goals and scored one more to tie on a power play.

"They are just a difficult team to play against," said Krygier. "They beat us last year in the showcase. We were in the box too much. We had too many penalties and a lack of discipline. We stopped skating half way through the second period. It was a disappointing tie especially when we had the lead."

The Wolves play in the Michigan Public High School Showcase this week on Thursday, against Reeths-Puffer, 3:45 p.m.; and on Sunday, against Canton, 3 p.m., at Chelsea Artic Coliseum.

"We have never seen Reeths-Puffer," said Krygier. "They have a pretty good team. Hopefully we can have two days of good practice and work on those things we do against Romeo. We have to get to the puck quicker, battle for the puck quicker and when a team is down we need to take them out of the game. Canton - we played them in the past it has always been a good game. We will make sure we donít play down."