January 31, 2013After getting off to a slow start, Grosse Pointe South’s boys’ hockey team is at the .500 mark.
The Blue Devils pounded Dearborn Unified 10-2 and tied Ann Arbor Pioneer 3-3 to improve their record to 9-9-1 overall and 8-2-1 in the Michigan Metro Hockey League.
“We’re starting to play better hockey and we need to keep it up as we prepare for the upcoming state playoffs,” head coach Bobby McKillop said.
The Blue Devils had 15 players record at least one point in the mercy-rule win over Dearborn.
Seniors Jake Corden and Tommy McShane each scored two goals to lead the Blue Devils.
Other goal scorers were sophomore Ian Corbett, senior Max Corden, junior Andrew Hyde, senior Ryley Maher, freshman Will Poplawski and sophomore Dominic Rinaldi.
Recording assists were senior Andrew Bigham, Jake Corden, Max Corden, senior Jeff Craig, junior Wyatt Flynn, Hyde, senior Brad Kohut, Maher, sophomore Cameron Mogk, senior Alex Newell, senior Blake Reece and Rinaldi.
Junior Andrew Wright was in net, stopping 10-of-12 shots. He was also in net for the tie.
“This was a good high school hockey game,” McKillop said. “We had chances to win this game, but it’s games like this that will make our team better come playoff time.”
Newell, Bigham and Jake Corden scored goals for the Blue Devils.