TC West Tops Bay Reps in OT
TRAVERSE CITY – Mark Alekseykov’s goal in overtime lifted the Traverse City West hockey team to a 5-4 overtime win over the Bay Reps in a Division 1 pre-regional final on Thursday.
Trailing 4-3 7.5 seconds remaining in regulation, Sam Tirrell found the back of the net to send the game into overtime.
The Bay Reps led 2-1 after one period and 4-3 through two. They end their season at 12-12-2.
Alekseykov scored twice for West in the win, with Andrew Rickenberg and Adam Beaudrie also scoring.
Thomas Hardy scored a pair of goals to lead the Bay Reps, with Joey Matteucci and Zach VanCompernolle adding a goal apiece.
Veikka Lipsanen made 22 saves in net for the Bay Reps.
West (15-9-3) will now face Rockford (16-11) for a regional title Saturday at Ferris State’s Ewigleben Arena. The puck drops at 1 p.m.