Pride makes continued progress in rebuilding year



The Pride’s Gavin Powers stands tall in goal this season routinely facing 55-65 shots per game. Photo by Brandon Pope

The Pride’s Gavin Powers stands tall in goal this season routinely facing 55-65 shots per game. Photo by Brandon Pope

FLINT — The Pride hockey co-op, Flushing/ Swartz Creek/Goodrich, was shut out 8-0 by Fenton Saturday leaving the team winless on the young season. Coach Ben Guzak lauded several players, including the newcomers to the team this year for their work ethic and dedication.

“Yes, our team continues to work hard and improve,” noted Guzak. “Our Captains – Colton Giacumbo, Mason Rich and Noah Somers — have kept our team focused on working hard, improving and most important, having fun.

“Our goalie, Gavin Powers, is making a lot of great saves facing an average of 55-65 shots per game. We have several newcomers to our team in their first year of play that have started to get some game time due to their hard work and dedication on acquiring the necessary skills to break into varsity hockey. I’m very proud of my kids on how far they have come since season started and how much they have improved.”

The Pride was home against Okemos yesterday, is at Bay City John Glenn Friday and hosts Freeland Saturday at Iceland Arenas.