TCC put forth a good effort against Division 3 #5 ranked De La Salle in falling to the Pilots 4-3. Drew Swanson put the Trojans up 1-0 just 0:13 into the game (assisted by Charlie Douglass) but the lead was short lived as the Pilots tied the game 1:16 later. The Pilots built a 3-1 in the first period before Carson Peters scored a power play goal with 1:52 left before the first intermission to make it 3-2. The Trojans found themselves down 4-2 going into the third period then Kelly Kuhr scored his first varsity goal with 6:17 left in the game to make it 4-3 (assists to Nick Sommerfield & Will Dawson). The Trojans had several quality chances to tie it in the final two minutes, but couldn’t get the equalizer.
Grant Neuhardt stopped 13 shots in goal for the Trojans. TCC opens Big North Conference play on Wednesday at home vs Petoskey.