Livonia Stevenson beats Hartland 5-2 for KLAA title
Livonia Stevenson scored three times in the last seven minutes to topple top-ranked Hartland 5-2 and win the Kensington Lakes Athletic Association Championship Saturday at the Hartland Sports Center.
Stevenson is ranked fifth in the Super 10 and third in Division 2. Hartland, the defending D2 state champion, is second in the Super 10 and first in D2.
Austin Adamic’s power-play goal with 6:51 left broke a 2-2 tie. It was a five-minute power play because of a major penalty for head contact. Steven Hunt also capitalized on the odd-man situation with 4:52 left to make it 4-2. Adam Hildebrand added an empty netter for Stevenson with 1:39 left.
“You take penalties like that, you’re going to lose games; it’s that simple,” Hartland coach Rick Gadwa told the Livingston Daily. “The idea is, no matter who you’re playing, you don’t take those kinds of penalties. We have to do a better job of that, or this will be the result; we’ll lose every time. So, the guys in there are going to have to figure that part out.”
Trenton 2, UD-Jesuit 0: Joey Cormier made 33 saves and earned a shutout on Saturday afternoon at Trenton’s Kennedy Recreation Center. Nolan Szczepaniak and Zachary Teichart scored for the Trojans in a Michigan Interscholastic Hockey League South contest.
Trenton is ranked fourth in the Super 10 and second in D2 while UD is sixth in the Super 10 and first in D3.
Novi Catholic Central 6, Orchard Lake St. Mary’s 0: Rylan Clemons had two goals and an assist for the top-ranked Shamrocks, who are first in the Super 10 and D1, and Zach Allan made 13 saves at St. Mary’s Ice Arena in West Bloomfield Township Friday night. Zach Borchardt added a goal and an assist and Brendan Hill two assists.
OLSM is ranked 10th in the Super 10 and third in D1.
Brother Rice 7, Cranbrook 1: Keaton Vogel scored three goals on Friday night for the Warriors, ranked eighth in the Super 10 and fourth in D2, at Cranbrook’s Wallace Ice Arena. D.J. Dixon, Nick Marone, Nick Dippre and Ryan Murphy had two assists each.
The Cranes are third in D3.
Rochester United 2, Byron Center 1: Caden Eminger and Austin Streng scored for D1 fifth-ranked Rochester United at the Onyx Ice Arena on Friday night. Domenico Munaco made 14 saves for the winners. Byron Center is No. 7 in D1.
Houghton 6, Marquette 1: Brendan Erickson had a goal and three assists for Houghton, ranked fifth in D3, and Nathan a goal and an assist on Thursday night at Dee Stadium in Houghton. Seth Francois added three assists.
Marquette is ranked ninth in D2.