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The Reflection

Kalamazoo Eagles lose barnburner

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Kalamazoo Eagles hockey team lost 7-5 to the Portage Northern Huskies on Wednesday.


Players eligible to play for the Kalamazoo Eagles come from a variety of different schools and regions. Photo courtesy of Kalamazoo Eagles.

Senior Colin Mehren scored in the second period of the game.

“I got the biscuit at the top of blue and let a mid cheese missile sauce its way into the back of the net,” Colin Mehren said.

The loss dropped the Eagles’ record to 1-6. To make the playoffs, the Eagles have to be in the upper half of a very tough conference, including the likes of the Southwest Michigan Blades, who are ranked in the top 25 in the nation for high school hockey.

“We’ve had a slow start to the season but we are getting better everyday,” Colin Mehren said.

This is Mehren’s first year playing high school hockey. Right after tryouts, he was chosen by his peers to be alternate captain. With a team coming from multiple schools and backgrounds, it was up to Mehren to bring the team together during its first practices.

Colin Mehren waits for a pass from his former team, Fox Motors, last season. Photo courtesy of Colin Mehren.

“The boys on the team are really genuine people, so I didn’t have an issue blending the team together,” Mehren said. “It felt good to see that my teammates respect me. “I plan on taking my role very seriously.”

The Eagles play Portage Central this Wednesday in a key conference matchup.

The hockey team is composed of students from South Haven, Plainwell, Gull Lake, Hastings, Paw Paw and Gobles.

The Gull Lake players are senior Colin Mehren, junior Shane Courter, sophomores Daniel Keene, Alex Dorrance, Cody Rhodes, and freshman Tyler Jackson.

Miles Renwick

I am a senior at Gull Lake High School, and this is my first year on staff. I play varsity soccer and enjoy writing about sports. I am looking forward to a good year.


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