Mona Shores hockey team beats TC Central 4-2 in pre-regional opener

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The Mona Shores hockey team had the benefit of having a dress rehearsal for its first-round state tournament game, and it obviously paid off.

On Saturday, the Sailors defeated Traverse City Central 4-0 in the regular-season finale for both teams.

On Monday, Mona Shores repeated that outcome with a 4-2 victory over Traverse City Central in a Division 2 pre-regional game at Lakeshore Sports Centre in Fruitport Township.

Connor Winegar scored just two minutes into the contest, giving the Sailors a 1-0 lead. Justin Winegar and Noah Bathrick posted assists on the play.

The Sailors padded their lead with two goals less than three minutes apart early in the second period, from Zac Cuthbertson and Brandon Ledyard. Mark Mills assisted on Ledyard’s goal.

Cuthbertson scored again in the third period, with assists from Bathrick and Ledyard, to put Mona Shores up 4-1.

Mona Shores goalie Anthony Shrum was a workhorse in the victory, posting 34 saves, after shutting out the Trojans on Saturday.

The Sailors will now face Petoskey in Thursday’s pre-regional semifinal at the Lakeshore Ice Arena in Fruitport.

In other pre-regional action on Monday, Reeths-Puffer defeated Grand Rapids Northview 6-1 while Rockford downed Grand Haven 7-1.

Reeths-Puffer and Rockford will meet on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Griff’s Ice House in Grand Rapids.

 

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