Dominant offense leads to big win for hockey on Senior Night


When the team needed it the most, the offense found a way to get things going.

For the past three games, FHC hockey only managed to put up two goals while allowing eight. Regardless, it managed to flip the switch Friday in FHC’s final regular-season game against Lowell/Caledonia. The offense came back to dominant fashion and proved that Ranger hockey was not giving up just yet.

Thanks to goals from senior Noah Smith and sophomore Owen Barber, the Rangers quickly took a 3-2 lead into the end of the first period. Then, in the second, junior Sammy Mielock put up two of his own to increase the FHC lead into the third period.

Lastly, with a strong play from senior goalie Jake Munger, the Rangers shut down Lowell/Cal’s offense. Freshman Rocco Gonzalez and senior Lucas Jeffreys finished off the scoring for the night with one goal each, helping the Rangers capture an 8-4 win.

This stopped a three-game losing streak for FHC and helped gain back some much-needed confidence for the boys right before the playoffs start up.

“The win helped us bring some much-needed belief back to our team. We can compete at a high level and we know we can perform when the pressure is on,” Jake said. “We can build off of the strong offensive showing and hopefully put the pressure on C.C. in the playoffs.”

As said above, the 11-14 Rangers will move on to face Grand Rapids Catholic Central in the first round of playoffs. Last year, FHC faced off against C.C. in the regional finals but fell short by a score of 4-2.