Hockey falls twice in one week

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United lost both of its games to start the new year.

The team is a cooperative of players from Kearsley, Brandon, Holly, and Lake Fenton.

United at Lapeer

The team hit the road to play Lapeer on Wednesday, Jan. 3.

The team went down 3-1 in the first period but kept it close in the second period.

In the third period, United made a comeback, scoring two goals and allowing only one.

The late rally was not enough though, and the team lost 5-4.

Lake Fenton senior Aidan Flick scored two of United’s goals. One came on the power play, while the other came short-handed.

Dru Sweers, a Kearsley senior, also scored two goals for the team. Like Flick, one of his goals came on the power play.

Senior Drew Hobson, who attends Lake Fenton, assisted on two of United’s goals. He snapped a three-game scoreless streak.

Lake Fenton freshman Macgregor Hepburn and Kearsley junior Trevor Keller each received assists on United goals.

Kearsley junior Tyler Keller made 22 saves in the game. He posted an .846 save percentage in the loss.

DeWitt/St. Johns at United

United returned home to take on DeWitt/St. Johns on Saturday, Jan. 6.

United rolled in the first period, taking a 3-2 lead.

But the Panthers came alive in the second period. They outscored United 3-0 in the period.

United tried to rally back but fell short in the third period, losing 6-5.

Flick scored one of United’s goals, while Sweers scored his first hat trick of the season.

One of Sweers’ goals came on the power play.

Freshman Colby Polutanovich, who attends Holly, scored a goal as well.

Hepburn assisted on three of United’s tallies.

Hobson received an assist on a United goal.

Lake Fenton senior Alec Copeland scored an assist as well.

Keller posted an .824 save percentage with 28 saves.

The team is now 4-6 on the season.

United will host Fenton/Linden on Wednesday, Jan. 10.