Boys Varsity Ice Hockey
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Jan 7, 2023
- MAVS: 5
WALLED LAKE WESTERN HIGH SCHOOL: 2
Captain Jack Clickett erupted for four goals Saturday night to lead the Mavs to a gritty 5-2 victory over the Walled Lake Western/Pinckney Unified Warriors (6-3-1) in Milford's first tilt of 2023, avenging the Warriors win over the Mavs sixteen days earlier to close out 2022.
Captain Jack paced the Mavs to a 1-0 lead late in the first before the Warriors tied it up halfway through the second to set up an exciting third period of puck.
Mav Senior Ryan Okragly, who makes a living scoring dirty, doghouse area rebound goals, ala the 70's Hall of Famer Phil Esposito, set the pace in the third for Milford with his second ESPN Top Ten highlight reel snipe of the season and his 14th overall just 20 seconds into the third for a 2-1 Mav lead.
Clicks continued his goal scoring rampage twining the next three Milford (7-6) goals, including his team leading 15th total, to keep the contest from being a photo finish against the speedy and well coached Warriors.
Mav tendy Cooper Langley was outstanding between the pipes with 40 saves including a mid third period cross-crease, diving, glove extended snatch to maintain Milford's two goal cushion before Captain Clicks left the Warriors in the dust with two late unassisted goals.
Clickett's efforts, while he continues to recover from a lingering illness, earned him The Chain and much love from his Milford Hockey Brothers.
The Mavs remain in contention to repeat last year's LVC Conference Championship with tonight's victory and host Conference foe Lakes Area Unified (Waterford Mott/Kettering, Walled Lake Central, West Bloomfield) Wednesday, 8PM at Hartland.