Friday night’s game vs Detroit Central Catholic was a welcome home of sorts for Coach Al Clark’s CMA Eagles hockey team. Before, friday’s 5-3 against the Shamrocks, CMA embarked on a 10 consecutive game road trip, splitting the trip at 5-5. Saturday afternoons contest with the Shamrocks proved a tough game, in which Detroit won 3-2
“We have struggled with consistent 3 quality periods of play lately. Don’t know why. Part of it is we’ve played several good teams, including Nationally ranked St. Mary’s Shattocks. But we need to get consistent play in every period.”, said Coach Clark.
Special teams played a key role in the second game of the weekend series as well. Unfortunately, the Eagles did not get the better of them in this one.
DCC scored two power play goals and a key shorthanded goal in the third while CMA managed a lone power play goal.
The Eagles took a 1-0 lead in the opening period on the first of Kyle Plageman’s two goals and hit a crossbar and a post on a two other chances that may have blown the game open early. Unfortunately that did not happen.
DCC played an excellent game over the last two periods.
“The game winner came on a very poor defensive effort on our part while we were on the power play. Those kinda of things just can’t happen in a hockey game. It’s tough to make up.”, said Clark