Hockey: Dreads head into pre-regionals on a roll

Heading into the postseason you hope you are playing well and also hope for a favorable draw. The Dexter hockey team got both as they open pre-regionals on Tuesday against Pinckney at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Arctic Coliseum in Chelsea.

“It was a good draw for us,” said Dexter coach Donnie Busdecker. “We beat them 6-4 earlier in the year in a game we played really well in. I think we match up pretty good with them. It should be a good game.”

The winner will face Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday in Chelsea. The host Bulldogs are the favorite in the regionals but will have to get past some talented teams to earn a spot Compuware.

The Dreadnaughts, who had a few games cancelled because of poor weather, finished off the regular season with an impressive 8-4 win on the road over Jackson Lumen Christi.

Dexter jumped out to a 4-0 lead after one period but didn’t coast to the win. Far from it.

“There was a 45-minute delay in the game because of broken glass,” Busdecker said. “We had to sit around the locker room and lost some of our momentum in the second period.”

Lumen Christi scored four goals to tie the game at 4-4. But the Dreads scored two goals late in the second period and two more in the third to ice the game.

Brandon Wright had four goals and an assist and Cam Milne had two goals and three assists. McGregor Wright started in goal for the Dreads and Alex Gordon finished between the pipes.

Dexter finished the regular season at 7-14-1.

The puck drops at 7:30 on Tuesday.

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