CADILLAC — If you happen to appeared on the scoresheet after the Cheboygan hockey crew’s Wednesday night time matchup at Cadillac, you would possibly’ve thought the second interval was the place the Chiefs had been at their finest.
Cheboygan coach Craig Coxe was having none of that.
As an alternative, he was thrilled by the play from begin to end by the Chiefs, who captured a 5-3 victory over the Vikings.
“To inform you the reality, we did rating the three objectives within the second interval, however I believe we performed effectively all three durations,” stated Coxe. “We began the sport with solely 12 skaters, and we ended up dropping one (Jordan Socolovitch) due to an damage for the remainder of the sport, so we mainly performed with 10-11 gamers for the final two durations.
“I am actually pleased with how they performed, they performed effectively. I do not wish to simply say they performed good within the second interval, as a result of they performed good the entire sport. We had been short-manned, we had a number of guys that had some bumps and aches in them, however all of them performed by means of it and I am pleased with all of them.”
As for the second interval, objectives from Carson Greater, Cody Lane and Caleb Williams helped the Chiefs construct a 4-1 lead with 5:54 left earlier than the intermission. Whereas the Vikings responded seconds later with a objective to slice the lead in half, Cheboygan maintained a 4-2 benefit heading into the third.
Cadillac lower the deficit to 4-3 early within the third, however Williams’ second objective of the competition with 1:24 left sealed first street win of the season for the Chiefs, who rebounded properly following a setback at Petoskey on Monday.
“These guys confirmed a number of character,” Coxe stated. “In Petoskey we got here out and had a foul first interval, however we got here again, and I believe we performed excellent within the second and third (durations). Sadly we did not get the win, however we simply constructed off of that coming into (Thursday’s) sport. It is powerful to play two video games in three days. We’re not getting a complete lot of relaxation proper now, however they’re in fine condition and I am very proud of all of them.”
After surrendering a objective early within the first, the Chiefs got here again instantly with an equalizer from Alex Clymer. The groups remained in a 1-1 tie after one.
Greater tallied an help for Cheboygan, which additionally obtained an help apiece from Luke Karsten and Gavin Rose.
Goaltender Chaston Rose picked up the win for Cheboygan in internet, making 12 saves.
Cheboygan could have an opportunity to get again to .500 when it hosts Negaunee at Ralph G. Cantile Area on Saturday at 2 p.m.
“It is powerful to inform what they’ve (Negaunee) obtained proper now as a result of we have not seen them and so they have not performed many video games, however the one factor we find out about all of the U.P. groups is that they play exhausting,” Coxe stated. “Even when they do not have a really expert crew, they nonetheless play actually exhausting. The one factor I can assure is that they will be coming to play and they’re going to play exhausting. We’re simply going to need to go on the market and stick with our sport plan, outwork them and outscore them, and we’ll all be completely happy.”