On Friday, the Eagles visited Patterson Ice Center as they took on the combined hockey team of Forest Hills Northern and Forest Hills Eastern. Fifteen shots in the second period led to four goals and that was enough for GRC, as they would take a 4-3 result for their first victory of the 2018-19 season.
After FHNE scored the only goal in the first period, a barrage of goals in the second period changed the momentum of the game. There were six total scoring plays in the second period, and four of them came for GRC. Neither team would score in the third period, leaving the final score at 4-3.
Ashton Bol led the way with two goals in this one for the Eagles. He also added an assist to move his season point total to four. Graham Kormash scored his second goal of the season, and Joey Hildebrand found the back of the net for his first goal of the season to round out the scoring tally. Kavanaugh Kane and Jack Zwiers led the team in assists with two a piece, and Hildebrand also added an assist in the victory.
The 24 shots in this game was the highest total for Grand Rapids Christian. Zach Dodson (1-1) got his first victory of the season on Friday as he stopped a season high 85.7% of shots faced. This improved the Eagles record to 1-1 on the season, and more importantly they are 1-0 in league play. They will be back in action next Saturday when they take on Byron Center. This game will be at 7:30 PM at Southside Arena.