Raiders fall in OT thriller to Lapeer





Flushing’s Cameron Bruff skates the puck through the neutral zone.

Flushing’s Cameron Bruff skates the puck through the neutral zone.

LAPEER — The Flushing/Carman-Ainsworth co-op hockey squad played a hard-fought game at the Polar Palace on Wednesday, pushing the game all the way to overtime. The extra period wouldn’t be enough for the Raiders to pull out the win, however, falling to Lapeer co-op, 5-4. Flushing led, 2-1, following the opening period, and held a 4-3 advantage after two periods. Lapeer tied the game in the third before putting it away in overtime.

Wesley Livingston would be the first to tally for Flushing thanks to the help of Garrett Shafsnitz and Jordy Makranyi with 11:34 left in the opening period. Makranyi then netted his own goal, assisted by Drew Sanborn with 1:52 remaining in the first.

With 10 minutes on the clock in the second period, Mickey Montpas rippled the mesh off of a feed from Makranyi and Gavin Williams. Livingston then scored his second goal of the game with assistance from Makranyi and Montpas with 7:20 left in the second period. Hayden Williams put a stop to 33 of Lapeer’s 38 shots.

Flushing was at the Chelsea Showcase this week and travels to Midland today.


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