Grand Rapids hockey replace: State semis on the line for three teams

Three Grand Rapids hockey teams participated in quarterfinal action Saturday with a trip to the state semifinals on the line.

One will be moving on while the season has come to an end for two others. Check out results below.

DIVISION 1

Grandville defeated Travis City St. Francis 4-3 Saturday afternoon at Ferris State University. The Bulldogs, 20-7-1, will play Friday in the state semifinals at the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth. A victory will send Grandville to its second state final appearance and first since 2015 when the Bulldogs lost to Detroit Catholic Central.

The Bulldogs received a pair of goals from Gavin Rozema Saturday and one each from Brendan Bourne and Drew Harrington.

DIVISION 2

Byron Center’s season came to an end with a 5-2 loss to Hartland at Dort Federal Event Center Saturday afternoon in Flint. The Bulldogs, 17-10-1, received goals from Eli Kamminga and Brady Breit. Byron Center was striving to advance to the state finals for the second-straight year, having lost to Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice. Hartland, 23-5, will battle Marquette, 22-5-1, in Thursday’s semifinal in Flint at 5 pm

DIVISION 3

East Grand Rapid suffered a 3-1 loss to Midland Dow in Saturday night’s quarterfinal at Ferris State. The Pioneers completed the season 13-13 overall. Midland Dow, 18-5-3, will play Calumet, 19-9, in Friday’s 1:30 pm semifinal in Flint.

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