Red-Hot Dexter Hockey Wins Seventh Straight

The red-hot Dexter hockey team made it seven straight wins and 12th out its last 13 after a 4-3 win over Bedford Wednesday night.

After starting the year at 1-4, the Dreadnaughts have been on fire and improved to 17-6 overall after the win over the Mules.

The Dreads special teams unit was clicking Wednesday night as all four goals came on the power-play.

Brendan Busdeker put Dexter on top when he knocked a rebound out of mid-air and into the net for a power-play goal with 13 minutes left in first period.

Brendan Busdeker opened the scoring for Dexter

The Dreads then had a five on three for over a minute, but could not find the net with a two-man advantage, but with six seconds left in the second penalty Kyle Burke lifted a shot past the goaltender to make it 2-0 and it would stay that way until the second.

Dexter would go on the power play with 11 minutes left in the second, but Bedford would strike shorthanded on a breakaway to make it 2-1. Just two minutes late Bedford went in on a 2 on 1 and found the net to tie the game at 2-2 after two periods.

Just 26 seconds into the third period, Bedford was called for a penalty and it didn’t take long for Dexter to strike as Kyle Knapp scored on a shot from the blue-line to make it 3-2.

Kyle Knapp scores from the blue-line

Bedford again answered one minute later to retie the game at 3-3.

Dexter was called for back to back penalties and Dreads goaltender Kris Eberly made a big sliding save of a crossing pass to keep it 3-3.

Dexter killed both penalties and went on the power play when Bedford was called for hooking with 8:34 left in the third.

Burke scored his second of the night when he rifled a shot from the blue-line that went over the shoulder of the Mules goaltender and into the net to make it 4-3.

Kyle Burke scored the game winner with eight minutes left

A few moments later Bedford rang a shot off the post, but it bounced away to keep it 4-3.

Dexter killed another penalty with under five minutes remaining to keep it 4-3.

Bedford pulled their goalie with a minute left and Dexter was called for a delayed penalty, but Bedford made the mistake of not giving up the puck for a whistle and ran the clock down to 19 seconds before the penalty was called.

The Mules had a 6 on 4 for the final 19 seconds but could not get a shot on net and the Dreads held on for the win.

Dexter will travel to Jackson to take on Lumen Christi Saturday night at eight for their last regular season game.

They will open regional play Tuesday night at 7:30 against Dearborn Divine Child in Chelsea.

Pictures by Mike Williamson

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