2015-12-03 / Sports

Alliance runs unbeaten streak to four games


The Alliance’s Zack Kippe heads up the ice and into the offensive zone during a game against Swartz Creek/ Clio/Flushing. 
Photo by Keith Warvie The Alliance’s Zack Kippe heads up the ice and into the offensive zone during a game against Swartz Creek/ Clio/Flushing. Photo by Keith Warvie DEWITT — The Alliance broke open a tie game with three goals in the third period and went on to defeat St. Johns 6-4 Saturday.

The victory raised the Alliance’s overall record to a perfect 4-0 on the season.

The score was tied at 3-3 heading to the third. That’s when the Alliance’s top line took over the game.

Adam Green and Zack Kippe accounted for all three of the goals in the period. Green put the Alliance in front for good with an unassisted tally at the 2:59 mark.

Green then assisted on Kippe’s first goal of the frame just moments later to up the lead to 5-3. Kippe then scored again with help from his other linemate, Logan Hendrickson, to close out the Alliance’s scoring.

The three goals by the Alliance came in a 26-second span. St. Johns scored late to close within two.

Tim Ratliff opened the scoring on an assist from Donovan Dumoulin at 2:51 of the opening period.

Green netted the first of his two goals from Hendrickson to up the lead to 2-0. A goal by Dumoulin made it 3-1 after the first period.

St. Johns scored the only goals of the second period to knot the game at 3-3 heading to the third. The Alliance played Lapeer Wednesday. — K.W.

GRAND BLANC: The Bobcats faced off with Flint Powers Catholic at Iceland Arena last Wednesday and suffered an 8-1 loss to the Chargers.

“It was another disappointing outing for us,” said coach Bryan Byarski. “Powers is always tough and we needed to come ready to give it our all. I think missing some key players with injuries set the mood and guys just weren’t able to get motivated.”

Grand Blanc’s only goal came off the stick of Kelran Howard, who is in his first year with the Bobcats. The sophomore got helpers from Jeff Fritzler and Josh Griffel.

“I give that line a lot of credit,” added Byarski. “They didn’t get a lot of shifts this game, but when they got the opportunity to go out there they did their job without complaint and it paid off with a goal. Both Fritzler and Griffel are defensemen that have been moved up to fill in with all the injuries, so it was nice to see them get rewarded.”

Grand Blanc played was the away team against Davison yesterday at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center. – B.P.

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