GRAND BLANC — Considering all the struggles they’ve been through this season, the Lakeshore Badgers co-op ice hockey team had a reasonably strong performance in Friday night’s game at Grand Blanc.

True, the Badgers lost again, 6-1, but they were able to play a full three periods despite missing one player because of COVID and having Luke Larr being being tossed from the game early on.

Lakeshore head coach Bill Shriver was pleased that the team managed to keep things together with all the turmoil.

“The boys competed and skated the hardest I’ve seen all season, which we’ve been working on the last two weeks of practice,” Shriver said. “Winning the races to the puck, and the one-one-one battles.

“As usual, we had ample scoring chances.”

Lakeshore’s only goal came off the stick of Austin Quillan from an assist by Russell Schade in the first period, but then things dried up for the Badgers.

Despite only eight skaters and one goalie available, the Badgers were scheduled to play Southgate United on the road Saturday at 5:30 p.m.