milford high school
Boys Varsity Ice Hockey
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Jan 25, 2023
- MAVS: 4
The Mavs won by a nose in a thrilling OT Shootout 4-3 Saturday afternoon over West Ottawa (8-10) at The MPHSH in Chelsea.
Milford went into the third period down 3-2 before Ryan Okragly pounded home a rebound off a Jack Clickett shot just 36 seconds after puck drop to knot the score at three.
The Mavs went on a Power Play with 1:40 left, but were unable to generate any quality scoring chances. The Panthers, on the other hand, had a shorthanded breakaway with under a minute to go that Milford tendy Cooper Langley steered aside to keep the game even.
In the event of a tie after regulation, The Showcase used a three man shootout instead of the usual 8 minute sudden death OT session to determine the winner.
The Mavs elected to shoot first with team point leader Clickett rattling the post and in glove side on the WO tendy before the Mav's second shooter Will Fulton faked a shot forcing the WO goalie to drop before he deked glove side for the Mav's second goal in as many attempts.
That was all Milford (11-8) needed as Langley rejected both shootout opportunities he faced and finished with 39 saves to lead the Mavs to victory.
Senior Captain Shane Quinn and Freshmen Craig Borges also scored in regulation for Milford, and Sophomores Alex Kozar and Fulton both had helpers, as did Senior James Zielke.
Junior DMan Brady Flanigan earned The Chain for his rock solid defensive performance while playing every other shift and sometimes double shifting while Milford played with only three D for nearly half a period.
The Mavs host Walled Lake Northern Monday 6:30 at Hartland as they're back to Lakes Valley Conference play where Milford continues to defend last season's LVC Championship.
Rock out your Finals then c'mon out and celebrate the end of the semester while rooting on your classmates!