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South senior defenseman Brad Kohut, No. 22, ties up a Falcon in front of junior goalie Andrew Wright. Photo by Bob Bruce
February 07, 2013
Grosse Pointe South’s boys’ hockey team took over sole possession of first place in the Michigan Metro Hockey League East Division last week, beating Dearborn Divine Child 4-1.

“This team has really come together the past few games and is playing the way a hockey team should,” head coach Bobby McKillop said. “We’re still not where we want to be, but we’re getting there.


“It’s nice to see the progress these kids are making as we head to the playoffs.”

The host Blue Devils scored a power-play goal in the first period when senior Ryley Maher tallied with assists from senior Max Corden and junior Andrew Bigham.

They put the game out of reach with a three-goal second period. They outshot the Falcons 14-9 and could have put three more goals in the net if it wasn’t for the acrobatic saves from junior goalie Steven Harvey.

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Bigham, on the power play, scored at the 10:00 mark, with Maher and junior Andrew Hyde netting assists to make it 2-0.

Hyde scored at the 4:30 mark to make it a 3-0 game and he tallied again (on the power play) with only 1:41 remaining in the second period to break the game wide open.

Sophomore Dominic Rinaldi and Maher assisted the first of Hyde’s goals and Bigham and senior Jake Corden assisted on the second.

The Falcons scored on the power play at the 13:31 mark, spoiling Wright’s shutout bid, but that would be the lone goal for the visitors.

With the win, Grosse Pointe South improved to 9-2-1 in the Michigan Metro Hockey League.

South also played Detroit Country Day last weekend and won 3-0, improving to 11-9-1 overall.

Max Corden scored in the second period, with Bigham drawing an assist, and in the third period, senior Shane Sparkman, from senior Tommy McShane, tallied to make it 2-0. In the final minute, Bigham netting an empty-net goal to complete the scoring.


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