Hockey team’s offense lets loose in win over Anderson

Roosevelt goalie Sam Shifflett follows the puck during a recent Wyandotte game. Photo by Larry Caruso

The Roosevelt hockey team got a bit of a reprieve from a long and difficult season on Feb. 15 when the Bears swamped struggling Southgate Anderson 8-0.

Prior to that, Wyandotte had lost seven straight games and was 1-10-1 since the start of 2020. In its previous seven games, Roosevelt had been outscored 31-7 in losing to Detroit Country Day, Woodhaven, Gabriel Richard, Escanaba, Grosse Ile, Woodhaven (again) and Novi.

The games against Grosse Ile and Escanaba went to overtime.

During the losing streak goals were hard to come by for the Bears, but Jason Cuppari had a pair, as did Zakk Ciaravino. Ray Isham also scored.

Isham, Cuppari and Ciaravino are the team leading point-getters this season.

Things got a lot better against Anderson as the Bear offense exploded against the Titans and the Bears scored the mercy-rule victory.

The Bears wrapped the regular season Feb. 22 against Dearborn Unified before heading off in the MHSAA state tournament.

The Bears will begin the Michigan High School Athletic Association state playoffs on Feb. 26 at the Yack Arena at 6 p.m. against Carlson. The Bears met the Marauders was back in early December and beat them 6-0/

The winner of that game will advance to play the winner of the Gabriel Richard-Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central game at 8 p.m. on Feb. 28.

Riverview, Bedford and Grosse Ile are the other teams in the regionals and the finals are March 4 at 7 p.m.

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