The Grand Blanc Bobcats hosted SCF on Saturday afternoon to celebrate senior night for the outgoing Senior class at Grand Blanc High School. The list of Seniors includes Alex Zaliagiris, Wyatt Smith, Nick Gorney, Trevor Zelenock, Chase Homer, Garrett Lesser, Kieran Howard, Jacob Strickland, Andrew Braum, Alexi Francoeur, Curtis McElroy and Joshua Griffel.
The Day was full of activities shining the spot light on this group of outgoing seniors and included a very exciting hockey game. SCF opened the scoring in the first with a shorthanded goal at the 11:12 minute mark but was soon to be answered by the Bobcats on a Power Play at the 10:34 minute mark when Owen Walker scored the power play tally from line mates Garrett Lesser and Alex Mosqueda. The tie was short lived as SCF scored again just 8 seconds later to take a 2-1 lead after the first period.
In the second, the Bobcats struck first when Kevin LaHaie lit the lamp on assists from Alex Zaliagiris and Jacob Strickland to knot the score 2-2. Again, SCF answered by taking a 3-2 lead at the 13:23 minute mark. That goal would hold up for several minutes until Garrett Lesser knotted the score at 3-3 when he tallied on a pass from Strickland at the 8:59 mark. The Bobcats then took the lead 4-3 when Curtis McElroy scored a goal from Owen Walker and Strickland who completed the playmaker with his third assist of the game to close the second period 4-3.
In the third period…..the only goal was scored by SCF at the 7:38 minute mark to knot the score at 4-4. That score would stand through the remaining third period and through a scoreless 8 minute overtime. Although both teams had numerous chances in the overtime period, the Bobcats goalie Alexi Francoeur and SCF goalie Gavin Powers would not allow a winning goal from either side. Francoeur was solid in the net the entire game stopping 30 of 34 shots in route to the tie game on senior night at the Dort Federal Credit Union Arena.
The Bobcats also hosted and welcomed several of the Grand Blanc Middle School Hockey players who were treated to game day festivities including a tour of the locker room and free entry into the game with their parents. It was a great day all around for everyone involved with Grand Blanc Hockey.
The Bobcats return to the Dort Federal Arena Tuesday night with a pre-Regional game versus KBH United at 7:00PM. Come out and support the Bobcats as they begin the playoffs.