Kingsford upends Negaunee icers

HOUGHTON – Kingsford scored twice in the third period to break a 4-4 tie and defeat Negaunee 6-4 to capture the Lake Superior Conference hockey tournament championship Saturday at Michigan Tech University.

The Flivvers (10-12), paced by two goals and two assists from Jacob Stoner, trailed in the first and second periods.

The Miners’ Jackson Vilona scored unassisted just eight seconds into the game. Teammates Shane Ring and Trevor Borlace also scored to open the second period for a 3-2 lead.

Kingsford netted four of the next five goals, with only Negaunee’s Eric Hurst breaking up the Flivvers’ string of goals in the latter part of the second period.

Jordan Wadge, Alek Shanks, Austin VanPembrook and Sawyer Perpich also found the net for the Flivvers.

Flivver goalie Joe Berglund made 27 saves as Kingsford had 35 shots on goal.

The Flivvers will attempt to beat Negauunee for the fourth time this season in the MHSAA Division 2 tournament next Tuesday.