Shutouts to end regular season

BY WENDI REARDON PRICE
Clarkston News Sports Writer
Clarkston Varsity Hockey finished the regular season with two shutouts last week against OAA White foes.
“We had a hat trick from Danny Milano,” Karl Daiek shared for highlights from the two games. “We had two shutouts for our goaltenders. They played well. We didn’t have one or two guys dominate. From my perspective that’s good.”
They posted a 8-0 win over Oxford/Avondale on Saturday. Austin Burrum made 12 saves in the win. Milano led the team with three goals. Also scoring, Austin McKay, two goals, one assist; Brent Bachusz, one goal, two assists; Brendan Tungol, one goal, one assist; and Trevor Gilman, one goal.
Daniel Tremblay had three assists; Nik Highducheck had two assists; and Austin James, Brandt Botterill, and Yuri Karpushenkoff had one assist each.
They defeated Bloomfield Hills in their final home game of the season last Thursday, 6-0. Goalie Brendan Borawski had 22 saves. Bachusz scored two goals and had one assist. Milano scored two goals, and McKay and Botterill both had one goal and one assist. James had two assists and Karpushenkoff and Drew Stark had two assists each.
The Wolves (15-8) head to the MHSAA Hockey Pre-Regional 8 game against the Waterford Mott/Orchard Lake St. Mary’s winner, March 1.
“We can fine tune some things and be ready,” said Daiek about using time to prepare. “Put some things in and perhaps see how it goes.”
Though anything could happen, St. Mary’s looks to defeat Mott in the first round.
“St. Mary’s is one of the top programs in the state,” Daiek said. “We will have to play our best. We’ve got kids who can compete – and that’s the key. They want to go out and compete. We will go and we will battle.”