Mona Shores hands Haven hockey its first loss

Two goals in the opening two minutes had Grand Haven's varsity hockey team flying high during Wednesday's showdown with rival Mona Shores at Lakeshore Ice Arena in Muskegon.
Matt DeYoung
Dec 22, 2011


But the rest of the game belonged to the Sailors, who avenged an earlier loss to the Buccaneers with a 5-2 victory.

The loss is the first of the season for Grand Haven, which falls to 8-1 overall and 4-1 in O-K Tier I play.

“They outplayed us, and they deserved to win that hockey game,” said Grand Haven coach Dan Gadbois. “They out-hit us and they were the first to the puck.
“After the first, we were up 2-0, but I told the kids, they outplayed us in that first period, and we were fortunate to be ahead. It only got worse in the second period.”

Grand Haven’s Ian Hibbard scored just 14 seconds into the contest, assisted by Doug Zelenka and Will Verduin.

Defenseman Asa Pellegrom then lit the lamp a minute later, assisted by Nathan Schmidt, and the Buccaneers were poised to blow open the game.

To read more of this story, see today's print or E-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.


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