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TRAVERSE CITY — The hockey season kicked off in a grand way Friday for Traverse City West. The Titans shut out state power Northville 2-0 at Howe Arena in Traverse City.

“It was exciting,” West head coach Jeremy Rintala said. “It was a really fun game to coach. I think it might be the first time we ever beat them.”

Michael Schermerhorn scored unassisted with 6:50 left to give the Titans a 2-0 lead.

Erich Springstead struck off Tyler Esman and Schermerhorn assists in the second period.

“We just outworked them,” Rintala said. “It was a fun way to start the season.”

Freshman goalie Mason West made 22 saves to earn a shutout in his first varsity start as the Titans outshot Northville 25-22.

TC West (1-0) hosts Farmington United next Friday at Centre Ice Arena.

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