Lake Orion’s hockey team defeats Farmington, falls short to Northville in Saturday showdown

By Shane Stockwell
Review Contributor
The Lake Orion Hockey team started their week on Thursday facing off against league opponent Farmington, managing to hold off the Falcons and win 4-3.
The win improved Lake Orion’s league record to 5-1-1 and kept them within striking distance of Troy and Rochester United for the league title.
Farmington came into the game looking to pick up their first league win against a banged-up Lake Orion team and caught the Dragons off-guard early. Lake Orion found themselves down two goals but managed to battle back to tie it up at the end of the first period.
Josh Frketich started the scoring for the Dragons, with an assist by TJ Hirschfield. Kyle Roberts scored later in the first period off a face-off win by Hirschfield, picking up his second assist of the evening. Roberts goal was his first of the season.
The next two LO goals were scored by Gabe Potyk and Conner Graham. Farmington added a goal in the third to cut into Lake Orion’s lead but Dragon netminder Jack Barker shut the door and went on his way to pick up his seventh win of the season.
Lake Orion came into Saturday’s matchup ranked 4th in Division One against a 6th-ranked Northville.
The top ten tilt saw a familiar face with former Lake Orion head coach Clint Robert coming to town with his Mustangs looking to pick up a win at his old stomping grounds. Robert’s Mustangs prevailed and upset the Dragons 3-1.
The game was tight throughout, with Northville striking first in period one. Lake Orion managed to tie it off the stick of Conner Graham early in the second, his 12th goal of the season.
Unfortunately for the Dragons, that would be their lone goal, as Northville put two more past Barker and went on to win the contest.
The loss was the Dragons first in six games and they fell to 11-4-2 on the season. Lake Orion plays Detroit Country Day this Thursday at home and are on the road against Farmington on Saturday.