Grand Haven’s varsity hockey team couldn’t keep up with a strong Reeths-Puffer squad on Wednesday, suffering a 5-2 loss.
The Buccaneers are now 1-11 overall and 0-5 in league play. The Rockets improve to 7-3 on the year.
Reeths-Puffer jumped out to a 2-0 lead, but the Bucs stormed back to tie the game in the second period behind goals by Jake Steggles and Joey Zelenka. Weslie Guthrie and Justin Vanderzwag assisted on Zelenka’s goal, while Steggles’ score was unassisted.
Reeths-Puffer responded with a goal with just 32 seconds remaining in the second period, then netted two more goals in the third.
Ryan Henning faced 30 shots in goal for the Buccaneers, making 25 stops. Grand Haven finished with 20 shots on goal.
The Buccaneers will look to snap their 10-game losing streak on Saturday with a contest against Grand Rapids Catholic Central.
HAVEN BOWLERS WIN BIG
Grand Haven’s boys and girls bowling teams each pounded East Kentwood on Wednesday.
The Buccaneers’ boys won 26-4. They swept the 10 Baker points, rolling games of 220 and 179 for a total of 399.
In the individual matchups, Joel Collins won a pair of points for the Bucs, as did Chris Clark. Jimmy Mitchell and Justin White each earned one point.
Grand Haven’s totals of 1044-1032-2076 easily surpassed East Kentwood’s 910-878-1788.
In the girls’ competition, the Bucs won 25-5, again winning all 10 Baker points with games of 125-170 for a total of 295.
Taryn Metzler, Megan Batka, Dominique Sauers, Rhiannon Parise and Makayla Snodgrass won individual points.
As a team, the Bucs turned in scores of 731-648-1379 compared to East Kentwood’s 632-635-1267.