Bloomfield Hills, MI – November 19th 2021 – Marquette Redmen started on the road against Brother Rice in the first game of the 2021-2022 High School Hockey season.
Both teams began the season with a little bit of rust. Penalties infected the 1st period as the Redmen were short handed 30 seconds into the game. After only 3 shots on net by both teams, the 1st period ended scoreless.
After a late penalty in the first period by Brother Rice, Marquette was given 90 seconds of 5 on 4 play to start the 2nd period and had an excellent power play. They were unable to score but were able to get 4 shots on net, 1 more than the entire 1st period. The scoring started to unfold early in the middle of the 2nd period as Brother Rice found the back of the net, the Warriors led 1-0. Quickly the game was tied as Redmen Forward Jack Sides buried to give the Redmen their first goal of the season. Minutes later, Brother Rice broke the tie once again to take the 2-1 lead as Warrior Forward Peter Rosa scored unassisted. The Redmen had an excellent opportunity to tie the game after Brother Rice sent 2 men to the box. Brother Rice goal tender Brayden Ingram who stands at 6’2 had an excellent 4 minutes, as he stopped every puck that went his way. The 2nd period continued to be physical as Brother Rice found the back of the net once again. With just under 2 minutes left in the period, Rosa found his second goal of the game to take the 3-1 lead into the third period.
The third period started with a 5 on 4 opportunity for the Redmen but were again unable to take advantage. Goal tender Brayden Ingram had a fantastic 3rd period as he shut the Redmen down in the first 10 minutes of the period, but would begin to struggle. Around the 9 minute mark, Redmen Forward Theo Adams lit the lamp, assisted from DiMattia to trail 3-2. The Redmen were then gifted with a power play and would tie the game up, finally getting themselves a power play goal after 7 tries, the game was tied at 3. After back and forth play for the remaining 7 minutes, the Redmen capitalized on another power play opportunity. Redmen Forward Ethan Phillips gave his team the 4-3 lead and eventual game winner with just under 2 minutes remaining in the game. Marquette would then hold on to shut the Warriors down in the final minutes, defeating the defending State Champions 4-3 after scoring 3 unanswered goals in the third period.
Final: Marquette 4 Brother Rice 3
The Redmen are back on the ice tomorrow afternoon against Lake Orion. The puck will drop at 2:45 pm with the pregame show at 2:15 on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1 – 99.9.