Ram hockey fails to defend title at fifth McMichigan Cup

Jon Miller breaks away fighting for position of the puck.

Jon Miller breaks away fighting for position of the puck.

The Ram hockey team played Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 4, 5 and 6 at Southside Ice Arena at the fifth annual McMichigan Cup. The Rams fell short in defending their title at this event, however. Play began against Grandville and saw a Ram loss 5-1 on Thursday evening. Senior captain Jake Chaffee scored the Rams only goal.

On Friday, the Rams bounced back and won 8-5 against Jenison in a entertaining game. There was a lot of scoring and action on the ice. Senior Cody Cantu led the Rams in scoring.

Saturday the Rams lost a heartbreaker against Forest Hills Central 5-4. In a hard-fought game. Chaffee and Robert Perry led the Rams in scoring in that game. The Rams are looking to rebound with a Friday, February 12 competition against East Grand Rapids at Patterson Ice Arena at 8 p.m.

Coach Ed VanPortfliet said, “I was happy with our team’s effort but disappointed in our lack of discipline. I am confident we will be better at our next game.”

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