Traverse City Record-Eagle

Sports

February 13, 2014

TC West wins on Senior Night

TRAVERSE CITY — A little game management went a long way for Traverse City West.

The Titans moved their Senior Night presentation from before the game to afterward, and coach Jeremy Rintala said he was happy with the results as West notched a 5-2 win over Cadillac to wrap up second place in the Big North Conference.

“It’s always nerve-wracking coming into Senior Night,” Rintala said. “We used to always have the ceremony before the game, and it would kind of throw off our routine. So we thought it was a good idea to have it after, and it seemed to work out well. Guys could just focus on the game, and then afterward have a nice moment.”

All three Titans seniors who played put up points in the victory.

“Before the game kind of distracts from the game a little bit,” West senior captain John Linenger said. “You get your mind off things. It’s good to focus before.”

Linenger had two goals and three points, while fellow senior forward Nick Schultz had a goal and an assist and senior defender Caleb Breithaupt added an assist.

“John Linenger had a nice tip for a goal,” Rintala said. “Nick Schultz got on the board with a nice back-door play. Caleb Breithaupt made a great play on the D-to-D pass on the power play and Jacob Benker finished it off. All three played well.”

The fourth Titan senior, Jordan Stevenson, missed the game with a concussion, but participated in the post-game ceremony.

West (10-14, 7-3 NBC) didn’t waste any time getting ahead on the scoreboard, as Linenger poked one past Connor Kassuba 36 ticks into the contest. Jake Saxton drew an assist. It was the first of two times the Titans would light the lamp in a period’s first minute.

Text Only

Auto Racing News
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Associated Press Video
'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Chapter Two: Designing for Naomi Watts Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show' Robin Wright Can Dance! (WATCH) She's Back! See Paris Hilton's New Carl's Jr. Ad Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years