The Powers Catholic Chargers lost their first two games of the year over the weekend falling to Detroit Country Day and Livonia Stevenson.
Friday, the Chargers traveled to Southfield Civic Arena for their annual meeting with the Detroit Country Day Yellowjackets. Both teams entered the game undefeated for the 2021 season. Country Day started fast and caught the Chargers flat footed and netted 4 goals to lead after the 1st period.
The Chargers played better in the second period as both teams each scored in the 2nd period as Trey Carlock scored in a goal mouth scramble, Tyler Lawrence and Mason Cznarecki getting assists on the goal. The 3rd period was a mirror image of the 2nd period as both teams traded goals. Cooper Gerhardt scored his 4th goal of the season for the Chargers. Tyler Lawrence and Luke Cramer assisted on Gerhardt’s goal. The Chargers couldn’t dig themselves out the hole they dug in 1st period and lost for the 1st time this year 6 to 2. Nick Kurtiak and Peyton Lenger combined to stop 20 shots for the Chargers. With both teams competing in Division 3 of the MHSAA in hockey, the Chargers will look avenge the loss in a few weeks when the playoffs start.
With Friday’s game behind them, the Chargers finished their weekend in Redford facing the speedy Spartans of Livonia Stevenson. In a fast-paced 1st period, the Spartans struck first struck first on the power play to lead 1 to 0. The Chargers didn’t let the first goal bother them and looked much better than the previous night. Brenden Tarpening scored for the Chargers with 2:51 left in the 1st period to tie the score. Westin Reining and Eddie Barbieri assisting on the Tarpening goal. Just over a minute later, Mason Czarnecki, put the Chargers up 2 to 1. Trey Carlock and Tyler Lawrence assisted on the goal. The 2nd continued to be fast-paced but neither team could find the back of the net and the Chargers went to the locker room up 2 to 1. The 3rd period saw the Spartans tie the score on their 6th powerplay of the game with 3:55 remaining in the 3rd period. Then the Spartans won the game 1:45 into overtime handing the Chargers a 3 to 2 overtime loss.
Powers Catholic will look to bounce back Wednesday March 3rd when they travel to Mt. Pleasant.