Division II hockey gets second win of season

CMU D II hockey beast Washtenaw 6-3 for second win of the year


Oxford sophomore Brent Bouck handles puck past defenders on Nov. 4 at the Isabella Community Events Arena. 

Central Michigan Division II hockey beat Washtenaw Community College 6-3 at home on Saturday November 11. 

CMU scored 4 unanswered goals and kept an offensive attack in the second period.   

CMU did not wait to get on the board as Kyle Bolger passed the puck up to Nick Modas for a wrist shot to take the 1-0 lead with 15 minutes left in the first period. After a defensive mistake Washtenaw tied the game at 1 with a slap shot goal from Colin Issel. Game was a close battled 1-1 with ten minutes left. 

Not a Minute later CMU scores to make it 2-1 on the second goal of the game for Modas. Modas would end the game with two goals being the goal leader for the contest. 

“Nick probably has the quickest wrist shot on the team and he is extremely quick with the puck,” said head coach Brian Knopp.      

Early in the game the Senior goaltender Dan Smith made some great saves to keep the game 2-1 in favor of the Chippewas. First period would end 2-1 in favor of CMU after a close battle of back and forth.

Washtenaw got on the offensive attack early getting a lot of shots on the goalie. They succeeded after Charlie Nelson scored a goal off a rebound to tie the game at 2 with 16 minutes left in the second period. 

The Chippewas, following Nelsons goal to tie the game, went on to score three unanswered goals in the second period. Forward Trevor Hunter received his first goal of the year after shooting the puck off the goalies left pad and putting the puck in the back of the net off the rebound to take the 3-2 lead.   

Nolan Lefebvre added a goal with a sharp right-handed wrist shot and Kyle Chapman scored to end the third period 5-2 in favor of CMU. CMU headed into the third period with a lot of momentum after scoring three straight goals.

“Once we get the goal that gets us our momentum it’s pretty easy for us to keep them coming,” said forward Nolan Lefebvre. 

The third period started and the Chippewas continued to dominate Washtenaw by being on the offensive attack until the game ended. CMU scored after five minutes when CJ Meyers hit the back of the net for his fourth goal of the year. 

Washtenaw went for the comeback to make its 6-3 in favor of the Chippewas with six minutes left, but that would be the last goal scored in the game. The game would end 6-3 with CMU getting their second win of the year. 

“We talked about playing good clean hockey and keeping the lead, the team played great and deserve the win.” Said Knopp.  

CMU does not have any schedules games until December 1 at Wright State for a doubleheader.