Gabriel Richard secures spot in Catholic League championship and more Monday results
Melanie Maxwell | AnnArbor.com
The Father Gabriel Richard boys hockey team clinched the No. 1 seed for the Catholic High School League Division 2 Championship Game with a 2-1 victory at Yost Ice Arena Monday over visiting Riverview Gabriel Richard.
Either Gabriel Richard team would have gone to the championship with the win.
"This was certainly the biggest game of the year," Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard coach Tom O'Brien said. "We're very excited for our seniors, and in particular Colin (McMahon), our goalie, played a great game. We still killed off four power plays. Riverview had some good opportunuties, and Colin was the difference in our game."
O'Brien said McMahon saved several tough shots playing with a defender's stick when he lost his own in the last minute and 30 seconds.
McMahon then handled the pressure of defending a five-on-six, as the Pioneers pulled their goalie for an extra man on the ice with 50 seconds on the clock.
"It was a real gut check to try to keep this thing to a win in regulation," O'Brien said. "They had some great scoring opportunites. Colin was just seeing the puck so well, and he kept it out."
GIRLS BOWLING Pioneer 24, Chelsea 6: (Results)
Skyline 24, Ypsilanti 6: (Results)
Tecumseh 30, Huron 0: (Results)
BOYS BOWLING Chelsea 17, Pioneer 13: (Results)
Ypsilanti 27, Skyline 3: (Results)
- Tonight's high school roundup was compiled by Josh Coudret and Pete Cunningham.