milford high school
Boys Varsity Ice Hockey
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Feb 11, 2023
- MAVS: 5
WALLED LAKE NORTHERN HIGH SCHOOL: 4
The Mavs beat the Walled Lake Northern Knights 5-4 in OT Saturday night at Lakeland.
The Knights (10-10-2) played a physical, playoff-like, old school brand of hockey with a focus on containing Milford's leading scorer, Captain Jack Clickett, but Clicks played through the physicality on his way to two goals, including the OT winner, as he reached the 100 point milestone in his third season as a Mav!
Milford led 2-0 after one period, before the Knight's Andrew Evans sniped a couple in the second to tie it at two after two.
The Mavs took a 4-2 lead early in the third before Northern scored two goals in the last two minutes of the period, both with their goalie pulled, to send the game into the always exciting extra stanza.
But Clickett and the Mavs were able to reenergize and regroup and pull out the W against the determined and well coached Knights as Captain Jack slammed home a rebound off a Will Fulton shot for the W three minutes into the eight minute OT session.
Milford (14-10) tendy Cooper Langley finished with 50 saves on the night and earned The Chain for his outstanding effort in a heartfelt performance that had special meaning as he surely had his Uncle Matt in his heart.
Thomas Kennedy IV and Fulton both had a goal and an assist, Alex Kozar scored with a sweet deke early in the third to give the Mavs a 3-2 lead, and Brady Flanigan, Ryan Okragly and Stevan Vujic each had helpers.
Milford has a week of practice before hosting Northville next Saturday, 7PM at Hartland as the Mavs continue to prepare for a rematch with rink mates Fenton-Linden Tuesday Feb 21 at Oak Park in the opening round of Regionals.
Thank you to our awesome Parents and Student Section who certainly helped spur the Mavs on to the finish line tonight!