Cats to take on BG after knocking St. Johns out of the playoffs for the 4th time in 5 seasons
The Northview Wildcats will play the Bowling Green Bobcats this Saturday evening in the districts semi-finals at Tam-o-Shanter after a 9-4 win this past Wednesday evening versus St. Johns. Game time is set for 7 O’Clock with the winner advancing to the district final next Friday evening. The win pushed the Cats overall record to 10-12-4.
Wednesday evening the Cats controlled much of the start of the game before Yaseen Mustapha found the back of the next off a pass from Adam Felser for an early 1 to 0 lead. However Northview lost focus on the power play and coughed up the lead as St. Johns hit for a short handed goal and the teams were tied at 1 after 1.
Northview struck early and often to start the 2nd period highlighted by Reed Kross’ 3 goal hat trick during a 3 minute stretch. Felser started the scoring on a pretty goal as part of a 5 point evening and Zach Doner and Freshman Trevor Klee also scored.
The Cats played a somewhat lethargic 3rd period, but finished off the Titans as Klee and Mustapha each scored for a second time for the final margin.
Senior Jared Hilou added a pair of assist as the Cats scored their season high in the win. Jarred Wulf picked up his 9th win of the season stopping 29 shots.
Northview and BG have played 2 very hard fought games during the regular season. The teams skated to a 4-4 draw in December before Bowling Green squeaked past the Cats by a final of 3-2 in the second contest.