Kingsford downs Escanaba 5-3 in prep hockey

Dennis Grall | Daily Press Escanaba goalie Brodie Goddard drops to his knees to prevent the puck from sliding through to the goal against Kingsford in the first period Tuesday night at Wells.

WELLS — Five players scored for the Kingsford Flivvers Tuesday night as they handed the Escanaba Eskymos a 5-3 hockey loss at the Hannahville Ice & Turf Complex.

Kingsford grabbed a 4-1 lead early in the third period, but goals by Gavin Schwalbach and Garth Wickham drew the Eskymos within 4-3 with four minutes, 38 seconds left the play,

The Flivvers responded just 11 seconds later in their season-opener as Daunte Forstrom scored from the doorstep.

Kingsford outshot the Eskymos 13-4 in the third frame and finished with a 31-25 shots on goal advantage.

Esky junior Brodie Goddard had 26 saves and Kingsford sophomore Trevor Anderson stopped 22 shots.

Wickham finished with two goals for Esky (0-3), which travels to Marquette Tuesday. Kingsford visits L’Anse Tuesday.


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