HOCKEY: Hornets Fall 3-1 In Competitive Game

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 12/16/2019 - 14:56

Grandville defeated Saline, 3-1, Saturday at the Ice Cube, ending the Hornets' two-game win streak.

Saline fell to 3-6 overall.

The Hornets battled against a fast and physical Grandville team, but Saline struggled to find the back of the net.

Still, the Hornets were in it until the very end.  With 2:54 to play Cayden Brush scored to get the Hornets within one. Julian Downey assisted.

But the Hornets were assessed a five-minute major penalty during the goal celebration and Saline spent the rest of the game shorthanded.

The Hornets continued to battle and had a few chances to tie it after pulling the goalie before Grandville added a third goal into an empty net.

Coach Paul Fassbender was pleased with Saline's effort.

"I'm proud of this team's effort tonight. We still have a long way to go but I think a few more guys are buying in," Fassbender said. "We played well, we just couldn't buy a goal."

Fassbender said Saline goalie Griffin Granica played very well.

"Griffin was amazing in net for us," Fassbender said.



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