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The talented Mr. Eveland

The talented Mr. Eveland

Ashton Voorhees, Reporter

February 20, 2019


Filed under Feature, Sports, Top Stories

There’s only 55 seconds left on the clock, and with the conference title on the line, the puck lies at Northview’s end of the rink for a face-off. All is calm before the storm. The puck is thrown down, and it zooms back to the Grand Haven defense. A shot was ripped towards the goal, but it was bl...

Season in review: Bucs hockey 2017-’18

Season in review: Bucs hockey 2017-’18

Chris Hudson, Editor in Chief

April 6, 2018


Filed under Sports

Looking back at the record books, this past season for the Bucs hockey team stands alone. Simply, one of the best in years. One could say ever. In head coach Keegan Ferris’ third year at the helm, the Bucs proved to be a force, winning their first conference championship in years, in dramatic fash...

Second-to-last home contest has Bucs taking the victory by offensive firepower

Second-to-last home contest has Bucs taking the victory by offensive firepower

Chris Hudson, Editor in Chief

February 22, 2018


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What Happened: In one of their final regular-season clashes, the Bucs hockey team took on conference rival Grand Rapids West Catholic on home ice and shut them down, earning Grand Haven a 5-2 victory. Having the upper hand at the end of the first powered the Bucs to cruise to yet another key conferenc...

Third period scoring swarm ignites Bucs to blowout win over Sailors

Third period scoring swarm ignites Bucs to blowout win over Sailors

Chris Hudson, Editor in Chief

February 3, 2018


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What Happened: As the Bucs took on the team they share Lakeshore Sports Centre with, the Mona Shores Sailors, Grand Haven showed no signs of holding back, dominating the Sailors 5-1. The Bucs proved to have their offensive power back at top-speed again after this dismantling of Mona Shores’ Defense,...

Hard-fought draw against Grand Rapids West Catholic leaves the Bucs feeling content

Hard-fought draw against Grand Rapids West Catholic leaves the Bucs feeling content

Chris Hudson, Editor in Chief

January 14, 2018


Filed under Sports

What Happened: In a heated clash, the Buccaneer hockey team came out with a crucial 2-2 draw against Grand Rapids West Catholic. Time and time again, when Grand Haven has taken on the Falcons, it typically plays out to be a barn-burner, with the victor barely edging out the other once the clock hits trip...

No early holiday gift for Bucs hockey in loss to Bay Reps

No early holiday gift for Bucs hockey in loss to Bay Reps

Chris Hudson, Editor in Chief

December 28, 2017


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What Happened: Christmas did not come early for the Grand Haven hockey team, as they fell 3-2 in a hard-fought home contest to Bay Reps. The Bucs matched every opposing attack with their stingy defense and penalty kill, but, the team fell off the rails once Bay Reps broke the gate open and scored tw...

Slow start doesn’t hold back Bucs from defeating the Knights

Slow start doesn’t hold back Bucs from defeating the Knights

Chris Hudson, Editor in Chief

December 24, 2017


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What Happened: Grand Haven kept the win and shutout streaks alive as they emerged victorious, slaying the Kenowa Hills Knights 3-0. The Bucs started off slow offensively, not scoring in the first period of play, but their hard-nosed defense made up. It wasn’t until the middle of the second period ...

Portage Central proves to be no match for Bucs firepower

Portage Central proves to be no match for Bucs firepower

Chris Hudson, Editor in Chief

December 24, 2017


Filed under Sports

What Happened: The Bucs hockey team cruised to an easy 5-0 victory over lowly-touted Portage Central on Saturday night. Grand Haven scored a goal a piece for the first two periods, bringing them to the second intermission up 2-0. After that, the onslaught began, with senior Austin Fox and brother, so...

Bucs hockey keeps momentum rolling with takedown of Hudsonvillle

Bucs hockey keeps momentum rolling with takedown of Hudsonvillle

Chris Hudson, Editor in Chief

December 16, 2017


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What Happened: After a strong road trip last weekend, Grand Haven came out and put on a show Friday night, shooting down the Eagles of Hudsonville 5-2. The Bucs came out guns blazing, being up 2-0 after the first period and added three more to that total in the second. Senior Austin Fox and Junior T...

Bucs hockey dominates Kalamazoo United in big road test

Bucs hockey dominates Kalamazoo United in big road test

Nick Garvale, Reporter

December 5, 2017


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What Happened: The Grand Haven varsity hockey team competed against Kalamazoo United last Saturday and came out victorious with a four to one win. Adding to the score sheet was senior Brandon Beeler finishing with a hat trick (three goals) and junior Kyle Eveland with one assist. Eveland leads the tea...

Bucs hockey lights up scoreboard en route to victory over Jenison

Bucs hockey lights up scoreboard en route to victory over Jenison

Chris Hudson, Editor in Chief

December 2, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

What Happened: This past game could be thought of as the best the Bucs have played all season, as they went on the road to face Tier 3 O.K. Red rival, Jenison, which ended up as a 6-2 dismantling of the Wildcats. For the first two periods, little separation occurred between the teams. But once the third ...

Bucs open conference play with Friday night road clash

Bucs open conference play with Friday night road clash

Jack Reus, Sports Editor

December 1, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

What: The Grand Haven varsity hockey team travels to Georgetown ice arena to play against Jenison for their hardest test so far this season and quite possibly the toughest conference game of the year. But they are up for the challenge. Expect the guys to come out with a lot of energy and passion as th...