The annual Dearborn Unified Holiday Tournament was held January 7-8 at the Dearborn Ice Skating Center.
DU gave New Boston United a battle in the semifinals, but ultimately lost 6-4. A day later, DU claimed a victory in the consolation tournament, beating the Eastern Thumb Area Legion team 4-3.
For DU (5-6-1), against New Boston, Nathan Nourie scored twice while Evan Mayberry and Luke Tafelski each lit the lamp. Nourie and Ty Cornett and Wayne Taiman each had two assists and Tafelski had one.
Against ETA Legion, Mayberry, Cornett, Nourie and Brady Deckert each scored a goal in the victory. Deckert’s goal was the first of his career and he and Nourie collected an assist along the way. Caleb Moran started in the goal for DU and made 33 saves en route to his first career high school victory.
The tournament champion for 2022 was Grand Rapids Northview, as he outscored New Boston 9-1 in the final.
DU was scheduled to host the Lake District on Wednesday night and will be back home Thursday to welcome neighboring enemy Allen Park at 8:20 p.m.
Divine Child went to Grand Rapids for the weekend and shared a pair of games at the Walker Ice and Fitness Center.
The Falcons fell to Kalamazoo United 4-3 on January 7 and the next day beat Kenowa Hills by a score of 7-4.
Against KU, Divine Child’s (7-7) goals came from Vito Pizzo, Braeden McNamara and Cole Kalchik. One assist each was won by Tyler Kostora, Zackary Schubert and Justin Holton. In net, Charlie Wejroch stopped 16 of 20 shots he faced.
In the game against Kenowa Hills, Pizzo finished with a hat trick while Shubert and Kalchik each scored one goal and had three assists. Holton and Brayden Kielb both found the back of the net as well.
Braeden McNamara had two assists in the win and one each went to Alessandro DiDomenico and Carter Zielke. In goal, Colin Tomaszycki repelled 26 of the 30 shots fired at him.
The next step for Divine Child was a home game Wednesday against Metro League West nemesis Grosse-Île. Following this contest, the Falcons will be back on the ice on Tuesday, Jan. 18 with a road game against Monroe SMCC at the Kennedy Recreation Center in Trenton at 7:30 p.m.