University Liggett’s boys’ hockey team won for the fifth time in six games last week, beating host Lake Orion 6-1.
The Knights got off to a fast start, taking a 3-0 lead on goals by junior Jake Jerome, sophomore Stephen Campau and junior William Yates.
Head coach Robb McIntyre has seen his Knights go through the motions in several games this season, but now the players seem more focused as the state playoffs fast approach.
Other goal scorers were senior Manny Counsman, junior Vincent Scarfone and freshman Alex Minanov.
Liggett improved to 12-8 overall, and during the winning surge, it has beaten Toledo St. Francis de Sales, Warren DeLaSalle, Grosse Pointe North, Port Huron Northern and Lake Orion.
Coming up for the Knights is the prestigious MIHL Showcase. The Knights play Division 1 power Livonia Churchill at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, and Division 2 Farmington Hills Unified at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in Trenton.