Redmen finally catch, pass De La Salle in OT

By Journal Sports Staff

MARQUETTE — The only important lead is the last one.

The Marquette Senior High School hockey team proved that Saturday afternoon as the Redmen’s only lead came when sophomore Gaetanno Cammarata ended the game with a power-play goal in overtime for a 3-2 victory over Warren De La Salle.

After losing to the Pilots 3-0 on Friday night, MSHS played catch-up for most of regulation again on Saturday before forcing overtime with 3:25 left in regulation on another power-play tally by junior Jaden Lessard.

“De La Salle is a good team, they won the state title in (MHSAA) Division 3 last season,” Marquette head coach Doug Garrow said. “I like how our guys battled back to tie the game, then battled back again to get it to overtime.”

The suburban Detroit team scored the only goal of the first two periods when Jordan Kovacs got a puck past MSHS junior goalie Tyler Bergwall not quite seven minutes into the game.

Redmen senior Hunter Doucette tied the game 2:01 into the third period before John Taylor gave the Warren team another lead just over seven minutes later.

Lessard retied it about four minutes after that, though Garrow said his charges had to kill off a power play in the final minutes of regulation and first minute of OT.

“Then we went on the power play and Cammarata scored just before it expired,” Garrow said.

Junior Sean O’Connor picked up assists on Marquette’s first two goals, senior Aydin Frost got helpers on the last two goals and senior Joe Phillips an assist on the game-winner.

Bergwall finished with 20 saves, including three in OT, while De La Salle counterpart Andrew Grewette made 23 as MSHS had nine power-play opportunities.

Marquette, which improved to 4-2, plays at Calumet at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is