Boys Varsity Ice Hockey
Game Summaries & Headlines.
ALPENA, MI - Gaylord scored two-second period goals and advanced to the Regional Final with a 2-0 victory over Alpena at Northern Lights Arena on Saturday night. After a scoreless opening period, the Blue Devils began to control the flow of the game forcing Alpena to use their timeout. A few minutes after the timeout Gaylord got on the board when Sam Gorno fired a wrist shot that got through traffic and past Collin Lightfoot for the 1-0 lead. The Wildcats had an opportunity to tie the game thanks to multiple penalties assessed to the Blue Devils. Gaylord netminder Austin Sitz stood tall and made several saves to keep the lead at 1-0.
Gaylord capitalized on the momentum from the penalty kill when Gabe Kleinsorge broke in alone on and made a beautiful move to slide the puck past the outstretched glove of Lightfoot to give the Blue Devils the 2-0 lead. Gaylord then relied on their tough trap defense to keep Alpena from mounting any type of comeback in the final period.
Gaylord advances to face Sault Ste. Marie in the Regional Final on March 4. Alpena ends their season at 11-14-2.