2017-11-30 / Sports

Saints Midget BB Hockey Goes 3-1 in Weekend Action

By John Raffel

The St. Ignace Midget BB hockey team was 3-1 over the weekend in action at Negaunee and Marquette.

St. Ignace, coached by Eric Danielson, won 4-1 Saturday, November 25, against the Marquette U18 team, but lost a rematch 5-0 in action at Lakeview Arena.

In the winning game for St. Ignace, Lane Matson had two goals, while Hunter DeKeyser and Andy Metz had one goal apiece. Mason Gustafson was the winning goalie. On Sunday, November 26, St. Ignace won 3-0 and 5-0 over the Marquette U16 team at the Negaunee Ice Arena.

Hunter and Logan DeKeyser had one goal and one assist apiece for St. Ignace in the first game, and Andy Metz had a goal. Riley Allen and Matson had an assist apiece. Gustafson was the winning goalkeeper.

In the second game, Dalton Zdebski had two goals and an assist. Nick O’Brien, Donovan Insley, and Joe Kelly had one goal apiece. Metz had an assist.

“I thought we played well,” Coach Danielson said. “We’re playing well. We’re young, very young. We only have three seniors, so there’s quite a learning curve. They’re improving. Our strength would be our speed and our defense in the back end.”

Coming up, the competition will be tough.

“We always play tough teams,” Coach Danielson said, noting than an Alpena tournament is coming up for the Saints.

The Peewee team, coached by Mike Danielson, is 6-3. After 10 games, Carson Bigger has 35 goals and 18 assists, Brendan Insley has 20 goals and 14 assists, and Jake Danielson has five goals and 15 assists. Cody Lane had seven goals and nine assists.

The Squirt team is still looking for its first win. Dylan Shepard has 12 goals and two assists for the Squirts.

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