Hibbard leads Haven hockey

Matt DeYoung • Jul 21, 2015 at 12:09 PM

Ian Hibbard scored a hat trick and also recorded a pair of assists as Grand Haven’s varsity hockey team pounded Northville on Friday, 5-2.

Northville actually scored first, but back-to-back goals by Hibbard, assisted both times by Tyler Ploeg, helped the Bucs claim a 2-1 lead.

Grand Haven’s Hayden Modaff and Tom Zelenka then scored to make it 4-1, with Hibbard assisting both scores. Tom Zelenka also assisted on Modaff’s goal while Jake Poel assisted on Zelenka’s score.

After Northville scored to make it 4-2, Hibbard scored his third goal fo the game, assisted by Patrick Ferris.

Mark Nalley made 25 saves to earn the win in net for the Bucs, who improve to 13-5-2 on the season.

Grand Haven will play in the Michigan Public High School Hockey Showcase in Chelsea next weekend. The Bucs take on Salem on Friday at 8 p.m., then play Northville again next Saturday at 6:15 p.m.

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