Ranger hockey comes from behind to down EGR


It is always challenging when facing a deficit, but it makes getting a comeback victory so much sweeter.

Down against a rival 1-0 entering the third period, the Ranger hockey team faced hardship but did not shy away. The East Grand Rapids Pioneers would enter the third period with the lead, but the Rangers found their way.

“It was great to see them not get frustrated and keep fighting through the third period,” said head coach Bill McSween. “They made winning plays when it counted the most.”

The big plays came from junior Sammy Mielock continuing his scoring streak with two goals and freshman Rocco Gonzalez scoring the first goal of his FHC career to help the team to victory. The win helped the Rangers even out their record to 3-3 and improve their in-conference record to 2-1. The next game for FHC will be this Friday against EGR yet again at Patterson Ice Rink.

“It means a lot for this team. It’s a tough hill to climb, being down going into the third, especially after a slow start and not having much of a crowd to pull energy from,” Mielock said. “I think it’s great adversity that we faced and definitely a good sign that we pulled together as a team in the third and were able to pop in some goals.”