Legion Bantam icers still undefeated

By Journal Sports Staff

MARQUETTE — The Marquette American Legion Under-14 Bantam AA youth hockey team improved its season record to 10-0-3 after three wins and a tie on a road trip to the Copper Country the weekend of Oct. 21.

The weekend before that, the Legion team played in the Grand Traverse Hockey Tournament and went 2-0-2.

During their Copper Country trip, coach Jon Nebel’s team opened with win a 5-1 win over the Portage Lake Flyers of Houghton as Marquette’s Dylan Baldwin registered a three-goal hat trick and Drew Dellies and Skyler Deshone each had a goal. Brennen Hakkola picked up the goaltending win.

Baldwin added two more goals in a 4-1 win over PL as teammates Ansel Frost and Evan Kroll also scored and Carsen Hayes worked in the Legion net.

The final two games came against the Calumet Kings, with Marquette netting a 4-0 win and 5-5 tie. Hakkola got the shutout in the first game as Dellies, Frost, Ethan Phillips and Jaden Reilley scored for Marquette. In game 2, Kroll and Baldwin each had two goals with Cole Ranta rounding out the goal scoring as Hayes worked in the net.

On the weekend of Oct. 13 in Traverse City, the Legion opened with a 2-2 tie with the TC North Stars. Reilley had both Marquette goals, the second coming with 1:19 left as Hakkola made 28 saves.

Marquette followed it up with another 2-2 tie, this time against the Sault Ste. Marie, Canada, Junior Tornado. Dellies and Chase Seger scored for Legion with Hayes making 19 saves.

The Upper Peninsula took out their frustrations on the Macomb Mustangs, getting a big 9-0 victory as Baldwin scored four goals, Reilley two and Dellies, Ranta and Deshone one apiece. Hakkola earned the shutout.

In their final game, the Legion icers scored a 7-2 win over the Renegades from the Detroit area. Phillips and Reilley had two goals each while Dellies, Seger and Frost added one apiece as Hayes got the victory in net.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is sbrownlee@miningjournal.net.