Tiger hockey gets must-win | SummitDaily.com

Tiger hockey gets must-win

The Summit High hockey team had two goals entering Saturday’s game at Dakota Ridge: get shots to the net and, obviously, win.

Well, the Tigers took care of both, outshooting their opponent 56-21 and taking the 4-2 victory in what was a must-win game to keep Summit’s playoff hopes alive.

“It was a good win, I’m happy with it,” SHS head coach Chris Ruhly said.

And he was even more pleased with the way his team turned around after a blowout loss Wednesday against Ralston Valley.

The Tigers came out firing, getting 22 shots on the Dakota Ridge goalie in the first period.

“We knew they had a good goaltender, so we needed to get pucks to the net, get rebounds,” Ruhly said.

Sophomore Sean Farley scored Summit’s first goal on a power play in the first period, tying the score at 1-1.

Senior Dak Dice scored twice in the second period – once shorthanded – and junior Drake Blass added an empty netter to seal the win.

Ruhly said the Tigers can’t get complacent after winning, though, as they still have a tough stretch to qualify for a playoff spot.

Summit is now 8-6 on the season and are tied in ninth place in the Foothills Conference. The top-eight teams make the postseason. The Tigers trail Battle Mountain by just two points.

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