Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Dexter High School
Skyline High School
Senior captain Ryan Wilson had a hat trick , and junior center Josh Ernst had a 4 assist night as the icers cruised to a 6-3 win over the Dexter Dreadnaughts.
Skyline was able to build a 4-0 lead on Dexter through nearly 2/3 of the game on Tuesday night, but with only 5 minutes remaining in the middle period, they saw their lead shrink as the Dreadnaughts put in 2 late goals to make it 4-2 after two periods of play.
In the first period, Ryan VanDiepen scored (assisted by Luke Lippert & Ernst) and sophomore defenseman Jacob Rothenberg scored (assisted by Noah Bradburn) to give the Eagles a 2-0 lead heading into the second period.
During second period action, Wilson scored (assisted by Ernst) and freshman center Henry Hescheles scored (assisted by Ryan Schmunk and Ernst), which put Skyline up 4-0. That’s when the wheels began to fall off as Dexter banged in a goal with 5:12 left in the period, then followed it up with a goal with only 40 seconds left. The period ended with the score 4-2 and the momentum seemingly going in the Dreadnaught’s direction.
About midway through the third period Wilson poked in his second goal of the night (assisted by Ernst) to give Skyline a little more breathing room. A few minutes later, the Eagles were forced to kill off a couple of two man advantage power plays as head coach Jake Stripp got a bench penalty, and Casey Ketola and Hank McMillan each took successive tripping penalties. During this time Dexter was able to pull their goalie for an extra attacker. Senior goalie Sergei Harvey and the rest of the Eagle penalty killers were able to hold off the Dreadnaughts for much of the penalties, but they finally connected with just a few seconds left on the final penalty to make it 5-3. There was still 1:54 left in the game and it was looking like Dexter thought they could pull off an upset. But with 50 seconds remaining, Wilson got his third goal of the night (assisted by Ketola & Luke Lippert) to seal the win for the Eagles.
Sergei Harvey made 18 saves on 21 shots. The Eagles tallied 26 shots on net.
Skyline’s next game is away versus Bedford this Saturday.