Marquette hockey team earns win, tie downstate
MIDLAND — Marquette emerged with a win and a tie after a trip downstate over the weekend to play a pair of larger schools in Midland.
The Redmen fared well in the defensive struggles, beating MHSAA Division 1 Saginaw Heritage 2-1 at the Midland Civic Arena before tying 1-1 against Division 3 Midland Dow.
“It was a very good weekend for Redmen hockey to come away with a win and a tie against two quality opponents,” Marquette head coach Doug Garrow said in an email.
Interestingly, MSHS plays in Division 2, opting up a division as they are actually more than 550 students below the 1,485-student cutoff between Divisions 2 and 3.
Dow’s listed enrollment is easily within D-3 guidelines at 1,269 but far greater than Marquette’s 934. And Heritage would also be a D-3 team by its enrollment of 1,398 but has opted up to Division 1.
The Redmen return to the Upper Peninsula for another road game at Calumet on Tuesday evening.
Here is a synopsis of the weekend games:
Marquette 2, Saginaw Heritage 1
On Friday evening, the Redmen line of Ethan Philllips, Tucker Welch and Jack Sides accounted for both of the visitors’ goals, including the game-winner scored by Welch with just 5:06 remaining that was assisted by Sides.
All three members of the line picked up a point in Marquette’s first goal, scored 5:03 into the game by Phillips with assists going to Sides and Welch before the Hawks’ Joe Camp evened the scored just 29 seconds later.
“It was a real good road win for (us) and I thought we got better as the game went,” Garrow said. “The line of Welch, Sides and Phillips played very well and got rewarded with scoring both of our goals.”
Marquette goalie Wylen Cambensy made 10 saves in 11 shots, while Heritage’s Max Yaw had 25 saves in 27 shots.
Marquette 1, Midland Dow 1 (OT)
On Saturday afternoon, Marquette goalie Anna Byczek and Dow goalie Colin Lemanski kept the game scoreless until early in the third period, when the teams scored barely two minutes apart.
Byczek finished with 23 saves in 24 shots, while Lemanski had 31 saves in 32 shots.
The Redmen broke the scoreless deadlock with Jacob Garrow scored just 47 seconds into the third with an assist going to Kody Moyer.
But the host Chargers knotted the score with three minutes gone in the period on a goal by Billy VanSumeren.
“(This) game was a battle of goaltending,” Garrow said.
Over the weekend, MSHS neither scored a power play goal nor let one in on its opponents’ man advantage.
Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.