Manistee falls to West Ottawa

HOLLAND — The Manistee co-op hockey team started its three-game week off on a sour note Wednesday with a 3-2 loss to Holland West Ottawa.

The Chippewas took a 2-1 lead into the third, but couldn’t hold on as their record fell to 5-7-1.

“There’s no way to sugarcoat this one,” said Manistee coach Jeff Patulski. “We were awful.”

In what Patulski said was the worst game of the season, Manistee was out-shot 37-20 while taking seven penalties overall. Manistee goalie Mason Clark made 34 saves between the pipes.

“We’ve got to be ready to play night in, night out,” Patulski said. “Tonight, we did not show up to play.”

After West Ottawa scored the first goal of the game at 14:59 in the opening period, Manistee’s Kody Berkel responded with a goal at 5:12 off assists from Andy Fortier and Will Shriver.

The Chippewas’ Jacob Harrie broke the 1-1 deadlock with 3:06 remaining in the second while finding the net off a feed from Austin McCarthy. The one-goal lead wouldn’t last down the stretch, however, as West Ottawa tied the game with a power-play goal at 13:28 in the third, and then netted the game winner at 1:45.

 

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