The young Dexter hockey team continues to make strides in the right direction and first-year coach Donnie Busdeker is pleased with his team’s early season progress.
“We are getting better with each game and showing some good signs for learning the new system,” Busdeker said. “We have a new system and have been in a little bit of a transition.”
Despite coming up short in a 4-2 loss to visiting Ann Arbor Huron on Wednesday night, the Dreadnaughts played a solid game. After trailing 2-0 after one period, Dexter scored two second-period goals to tie the game.
Huron scored late in the second period to take a 3-2 lead and added another goal in the third period.
“McGregor Wright continues to play very well in goal for us,” Busdeker said. “This is his first year in the pipes and he’s doing a great job and getting better every game.”
Busdeker also praised the efforts of Connor Harmon, Jake Burke and Garrett Eggleston on defense. Cam Milne scored both goals for Dexter and Brandon Wright picked up a couple assists.
On Saturday, the Dreads lost to Chelsea, 8-0. The Bulldogs are ranked seventh in the state and the Dreads were without leader Cam Milne.
“It was a big crowd and only a few of our players have played before in that kind of atmosphere,” Busdeker said.
“We made some young mistakes that we will fix. We play them again in February and we are looking forward to playing them again.”
The Dreads host Bedford at 7 p.m. on Saturday. All Dexter residents get free admission to home hockey games at the Vet in Ann Arbor.