West Bloomfield Hockey Takes Home First in Regional Tournament
The Lakers will next play Hartland on Tuesday in the MHSAA quarterfinals.
It was a good weekend for the West Bloomfield High School hockey team after they won the MHSAA regional championship this weekend.
The Lakers defeated Royal Oak 5-2 Saturday night to claim the Division 2, Region 12 title, according to MIPrepZone.com.
"On both sides, it's just about hard work," head coach Steve Kuza told MIPrepZone. "On both ends, you've got to outwork the team on the penalty kill. You've got to outwork the team on the power play, and therefore that's why we were successful."
The West Bloomfield team is now 17-10 on the season, with Saturday's game their 10th straight win. Goals were scored by Nick Harris, Ryan Houle, Ellis Fried and Cody Jones.
Saturday night wasn't the first time West Bloomfield made a statement in regional play. The Lakers first beat Waterford Kettering on Feb. 25 and followed that up with a 7-2 win against Waterford Mott two days later.
Looking forward, West Bloomfield will next play Hartland in Ann Arbor in the quarterfinals at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday. If they win that match, they go on to the semifinals Thursday, playing the winner of Port Huron Northern and Grosse Pointe South.