FLINT TOWNSHIP— The Carman- Ainsworth/Flushing hockey team started the season on a roll. They dismantled Goodrich in the opener, then went on to win the Ludington Invite. Their magical streak came to an end on Saturday, as the Raiders took a loss to Haslett, 4-0.
Casey Bradshaw got the start in net, and despite the score, played a solid game. “Casey Bradshaw was in net and played very well,” said coach John Jepson. “It was unfortunate that the rest of the team didn’t show up and fight like he did.”
Although the Raiders lacked offensive production,
Jepson credited the strength on the Haslett team.
“Haslett was a very hard working team and we did not match their work ethic,” continued Jepson. “Our power play was nonexistent and you can’t expect to win when you go 0-for-10 with the man advantage.”
The Raiders’ loss may have caught them off guard, however, they look to quickly rebound.
“It was a very uncharacteristic game for us,” stated Jepson. “We pride ourselves on our work ethic, but unfortunately, we were a step slow. It is early in the season, though, and luckily we get to play again quickly, so we can move forward.”
The fast approaching game Jepson referred to took place on Wednesday after press time at Flint Iceland Arenas against Lapeer.