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Salem trails 1-0, comes back to tie G.P. South 2-2 before winning in a shootout

Hockey   | Jon Pfaff

Salem trails 1-0, comes back to tie G.P. South 2-2 before winning in a shootout

Trenton – Day one of the 2016 MIHL Prep Hockey Showcase had six games slated for action, and one of the headline games was Grosse Pointe South facing Salem at the Kennedy Ice Arena in Trenton.

Salem won in a shootout after regulation time ended in a 2-2 tie.

Senior forward Evan Newell got the lone tally in the shootout.

“I really don’t know how I scored to be honest, I just went down and kind of saw the corner for a second and put it there,” Newell said.

The game started off slow with each team playing possum until South (14-4-1), ranked No. 12 in State Champs’ top 25, was called for back-to-back holding penalties less than a minute apart.

The Blue Devils killed off the first penalty and then went ahead on a shorthanded goal with 6:20 to go in the first period. Senior forward and captain Adam Pitters scored on an assist from senior defenseman Brendan Cauvel.

“I’m proud of our play tonight, we’re playing top ranked teams and it’s really good competitive hockey,” Pitters said of the game and tournament.

Unranked Salem (10-7-2) tied the game early in the second on a goal from Newell.

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