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PHN CLAIMS LARRY MANZ TOURNAMENT TITLE FOR 9TH TIME
PORT HURON NORTHERN 5, ANCHOR BAY 1
Joseph Hayes, Port Huron Times Herald USA TODAY NETWORK — MICHIGAN
They are tournament champions once again.
For the ninth consecutive year, the Port Huron Northern hockey team has won the Larry Manz Tournament. The Huskies clinched the tournament championship Saturday with a 5-1 victory over Anchor Bay at McMorran Arena.
Marysville defeated Port Huron High, 10-2, in the consolation game.
“This tournament means a lot,” Northern coach Daryel McCarrel said. “Larry Manz was a good man who cared a lot about high school hockey. If it wasn’t for a guy like that.
“To play in the tournament is an honor. we are never going to take it for granted.”
Brendan Dickinson scored for the final three goals of the game for Port Huron Northern and also added an assist. Chad Noetzel and Nick Platzer also scored for Northern.
“We just came out with a lot of fire,” Dickinson said. “This means a lot to us. It’s something people expect us to win. It’s a lot of pressure on us. We came out with so much fire and just wanted to keep the streak going.
“Personally, I came to the school for hockey. It’s a staple of local hockey and it means a lot to win this.”
Joey Krzysiak had 18 saves for Northern in the victory. The Huskies will return Thursday at home against Brother Rice.
The Port Huron Northern hockey team won the Larry Manz Tournament trophy on Saturday. JOSEPH HAYES/TIMES HERALD
“I think we are coming along,” McCarrel said. “Even the goal they scored was a bad rotation from a player that hadn’t done our penalty kill be- fore. We had a whole list of stuff we did wrong yesterday and we were fortunate to get away with it. We went to the wrong place and they didn’t capitalize.
“We are looking to get better every day, whether we win or lose. We want to learn from a win or a loss. Our feet weren’t moving as much today and that was disappointing. We will try to fix that before we face Brother Rice.
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