NEGAUNEE - Hancock outshot Negaunee 50-20 at the Negaunee Ice Arena on Monday night to cruise to a 6-0 shutout of the Miners in high school hockey.
Bulldogs goalie William Lucier posted a shutout, making half his saves in the second period. Meanwhile, Negaunee (3-16) goalie Anthony Moyle stopped 44 shots with at least 14 each period.
"They move the puck well, and we came out a little flat and took a lot of penalties early on," Miners coach Eric Hill said. "We regained our composure in the second period. I think overall we played better against them than the first time we played them."
Negaunee’s Ethan Ledford leads a rush as Hancock’s Dylan Hanke tries to keep up during the first period at the Negaunee Ice Arena on Monday. (Journal photo by Matt Keiser)
Negaunee was whistled for 10 penalties, including two 10-minute misconducts and a game disqualification, and Hancock scored twice on the power play.
The Bulldogs took advantage of the Miners' slow start by scoring three times in the opening period off the sticks of Tanner Kearly, Alex Hill and Brett Lepisto, who added a goal and assist in the third period.
Hancock's Dylan Hanke and Hunter Kero each had three-assist playmakers as Hanke also scored the game's final goal.
This was the first of three games this week for Negaunee, as the Miners host Calumet at 7 p.m. today in a makeup game and go to L'Anse at 7 p.m. Thursday.