Raiders lose nail-biter in hockey overtime





Flushing/Carman-Ainsworth’s Trevor Sauve celebrates with an unidentifiable teammate

Flushing/Carman-Ainsworth’s Trevor Sauve celebrates with an unidentifiable teammate

FLINT – Flushing/Carman- Ainsworth’s hockey team scored three goals in 90 seconds to tie the game and send it into overtime when the squad faced Grand Blanc last Saturday. Early into overtime, Grand Blanc scored a sudden-death goal, ending the game, 7-6.

Jordy Makranyi put Flushing on the board first, assisted by Michael Montpas and Andrew Sanborn. The first period ended with the Raiders on top, 1-0. The second period saw a total of five goals, four by Grand Blanc and three by the Raiders. The Bobcats scored first, but Sanborn scored to give the lead back to the Raiders, assisted by Trevor Sauve. The second period ended with Grand Blanc up, 4-2.

The Bobcats scored early in the third, putting them up, 5-2, then Montpas scored the third goal for the Raiders, assisted by Sauve. The Bobcats then scored again, giving the Raiders hardly any hope. In a flash, the Raiders scored three goals in 90 seconds in the third. Makranyi, scored the first one unassisted and the second assisted by Jeff Fisher. Montpas found the back of the net to tie the game and send it into overtime, assisted by Sanborn and Fisher.

Grand Blanc outlasted the Raiders in overtime, sending the Raiders home with a loss. Mitch Beam had 12 saves on 13 shots and Philippe Benchley had 16 saves on 21 shots, splitting time in net for the Raiders.

The Raiders hosted Bay City Central on Wednesday and travel to Fenton on Saturday.


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