Hockey evens outs record after another road trip to the east side of the state


A back-to-back weekend of traveling sees FHC hockey facing off against another opponent from the east side of the Mitten State. Going on the road for games like this can always be a challenge, but the FHC boys are now used to this.

The Rangers entered the game at 9-9 and were ready to take on Wyandotte, and sophomore goalie guy Peter Nemmers was back in the net for FHC. In the first period, senior Connor DeFouw opened up the scoring column with a goal to start the game off. However, Wyandotte would find a way to tie the game at 1-1. Still, Wyandotte’s efforts weren’t enough to stop the Rangers; sophomore Owen Barber and freshman Rocco Gonzalez gave the Rangers a 3-1 win.

Later in the day, FHC would face off with the Novi Wildcats. With the game’s first goal, freshman Eli Lipke found the back of the net after passes from seniors Lucas Jeffreys and Josh Smith. Novi followed that up with a two-goal run of its own, but the Rangers were not done just yet. Josh earned his second assist on the night after finding junior Sammy Mielock for his first goal of the weekend. In the end, Novi finished the game on a three-goal run to take home a 5-2 victory over the Rangers.

The Rangers extended their record to 10-10 on the season and have just three games remaining on their schedule before the postseason. The Rangers will face off against Petoskey and Forest Hills Northern/Eastern this upcoming weekend before ending the regular season with Grand Rapids Christian the following week. These last few non-conference games have given junior Anthony Ott and Rangers the confidence they need right before the playoffs.

“It makes us more mentally prepared,” Anthony said. “It is more of a challenge for us playing those teams that we haven’t played before.”