milford high school
Boys Varsity Ice Hockey
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Feb 1, 2023
- MAVS: 0
LAKELAND HIGH SCHOOL: 4
The Lakeland Eagles (17-2) clinched the LVC Championship with a 4-0 whitewashing of the Mavs Wednesday night at Hartland.
Milford (12-9) was outcoached, outdisciplined, and outscored by the well-coached, disciplined and determined Eagles' squad, who played without two of their top five defensemen and set aside personal agendas for the betterment of their Team.
The Mavs PK was a lone bright spot for Milford, as they successfully killed off two five-minute major penalties, nearly a period's worth of short handedness, not an ideal position to be in when you're looking to repeat as Conference Champions and needed the victory to stay in contention.
Lakeland tendy Paul Baker earned the shutout with 23 saves, including a left pad kick save on a Penalty Shot while the score was 2-0 to kill potential Mav momentum early in the second. Milford's Cooper Langley finished with 41 saves while giving his teammates a chance to claw back before the Mavs threw in the towel with their second five minute major penalty with 8 minutes left in the third and down 4-0.
Hopefully the Mavs will compete with a modicum of self-restraint, emotional control and self-discipline in the final couple weeks of the season before they start Regionals with a potential rematch with the LVC Champs Eagles the week of February 24.
Milford hosts the Saginaw area FNV Griffins Monday in a make-up game 5:00PM at Hartland, before they honor their six Seniors - Jack Clickett, Thomas Kennedy IV, Ryan Okragly, Joe 'Hollywood' Meagher, James Zielke and Shane Quinn on Tuesday night, 7PM at Hartland in a league game against South Lyon.
Please c'mon out and cheer your classmates and Community representatives on as they continue to give their all.