FLINT — Although the Flushing/Carman-Ainsworth coop hockey squad has solidified itself as one of the better programs in the area, the Raiders still weren’t able to get past Davison, a perennial powerhouse on the ice, during last Wednesday’s 4-2 loss at Perani Arena.
Davison opened the scoring at 2:57 of the opening frame as Peyton Thiel and Drew Vandeputte helped set up Connor Cowan’s go-ahead goal. Jordy Makranyi evened the scored for the Raiders on an unassisted tally at 11:57.
“He’s a real good player,” Davison coach Dough Towler said of Makranyi. “We turned the puck over and he went up over the shoulder of Ricky Gonzalez. It was a perfect shot by Makranyi.”
Davison rallied around that, however, and lit the lamp once again with a Jason Raske power play goal at 13:28 with assists credited to Tony Hazel and Mitchell Margitan. The second period would see a response from the Raiders, as Makranyi and Dan Olson set up Trevor Sauve for the equalizer at 6:33.
Davison would once again regain the lead, never to look back, as Cowan scored on the power play from Tony Hazel and Mitchell Margitan at 9:40. Davison put in an insurance goal with 24 seconds remaining in the second stanza when Vandeputte tallied from Margitan and Connor Cowan. Flushing outshot the Cardinals, 20-17, on the night.
The Raiders are now off for the holidays and will be back on the ice on Jan. 4, hosting Mt. Pleasant at Flint Iceland Arena.