With the regular season over High School Hockey started their best 2 out of 3 quarter finals playoffs.
In the first series CASS Huskies, who finished 3rd, would defeat White Pines Wolverines, who finished 6th, by a score of 4 to 1 and in the second game CASS would win with a score of 3-2.
The first game would see Greg King from CASS score on White Pines netminder Kierstin Williams 30 seconds into the first period. The Huskies Bryce Campbell would add another goal for the Huskies which would be the eventual game winner in the first period to give CASS a 2-0 lead.
White Pines would get their only goal of the game when Tyler Kamzol scored on the power play at 12:53 of the second period. Bryce Campbell would add another tally for CASS in the second at 8:13 and at the end of the second CASS led White Pines 3 to 1.
CASS would seal the win by adding two more goals in the third by Dylan Cooke and Bryce Campbell would get his hat trick goal and to give CASS a 1-0 lead in the series.
In the second game between CASS and White Pines the Wolverines jumped out to an early lead in the first period on a goal by Don Towell at the 12:39 mark. The Huskies would tie the game on a goal by Greg King with only a minute and a half left in the first period.
White Pines Nick Reed would again give the lead back to the Wolverines but Bryce Campbell would tie the game at 2 with a goal at the 4:55 mark.
CASS would get the game winning goal from Greg King at the 1:30 mark of the third period to take the series 2 straight for the CASS Huskies.
The second series had Korah Colts, 4th in the league, go up against the Superior Heights SteelHawks, 5th in the standings. Korah would win the first game by a score of 2 to 1, but the SteelHawks would take game 2 of the series by a score of 4 to 2.
The first game seen Korah Colts Jaydon Reid score the first goal late in the first period to give Korah a 1-0 lead at the end of the first period.
The second period didn’t see any scores or penalties but Superior Heights would tie the game on a goal by Jeff Auger in the third period at 13:49.
Korah’s Michael Byron would get the eventual game winning goal a little over a minute after the SteelHawks goal. Superior Heights pulled their goalie Quinten Grimm with about a minute left in the game but could not put the puck past Korah’s netminder Will Gyde.
In game number two the first period didn’t see any goals being scored and a lone penalty by Superior Heights.
The second period had Isaac Belsito from the SteelHawks put the puck behind Colts netminder Joseph Caruso to give Superior Heights a 1-0 lead. On the power play Korah’s Noah Silvano would score at the 4:25 mark to tie the game.
The tie was short lived though as Jared Brunet would get an unassisted power play goal to put the SteelHawks back into the lead just before the buzzer to end the second period.
Chris Moskal would again tie the game for the Colts on a short-handed goal at the 10:31 mark of the third period and again the tie was broken by Superior Heights Elijah Mitchell at 7:06.
Korah would pull Caruso for the extra attacker to try and tie the game but Jeff Auger would score an empty net goal to give the SteelHawks a 4 to 2 victory over the Colts.
With the series tied the final game of the best out of 3 matchups is set for Tuesday Feb 17th at the McMeekend with game time at 3:30 pm.
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