Hockey: Flivvers rout Cheboygan 9-1 in opener

Kingsford's TJ Burke (13) battles for the puck with Cheboygan goalie Tyler Kiper (30) and Caleb Williams (25) in Saturday's game at Mountain View Ice Arena. (Theresa Proudfit/The Daily News)

KINGSFORD — Nick Murvich scored in every period and Kingsford clipped Cheboygan 9-1 to open the high school hockey season Saturday at Mountain View Ice Arena.

The Flivvers, under new coach Dennis Murvich, owned 3-1 lead after the first period and added five more in the second.

Murvich scored three goals on the afternoon while Daunte Fortner and Reece Fortner each had two. Eamonn and Ben Shroeder had the other goals.

TJ Burke registered four assists, followed by three from Daunte Fortner and one apiece from Reece Fortner, Marcus Michaud, Lee Hedtke, Weed and Murvich.

Flivvers goalie Trevor Anderson stopped 17 shots. Kingsford had 29 shots on goal.

The Chiefs began their season Friday, scoring two power-play goals in a 4-2 loss to Jeffers in Houghton. Jake Marcotte scored twice and Noah Nettell made 20 saves for the Jets.

Cheboygan failed to score on four power-plays.

The Flivvers are not playing with a full roster as Dempsey Lauridsen is out with an injury and some players from Forest Park and West Iron County just finished their football seasons during the weekend.

With Tuesday’s game with Escanaba postponed, Kingsford returns to its home ice Tuesday, Nov. 28, against L’Anse.

Cheboygan 1 0 0 — 1

Kingsford 3 5 1 — 9

First Period

K — Daunte Fortner (unassisted)

K — Nick Murvich (D. Fortner, TJ Burke)

C — Anthony Steiner (Jasic Callan)

K — Eamonn Weed (Reece Fortner)

Second Period

K — Ben Shroeder (Marcus Michaud)

K — Murvich (D. Fortner, TJ Burke)

K — R. Fortner (unassisted)

K — D. Fortner (Burke, Murvich)

K — R. Fortner (Weed, Lee Hedtke)

Third Period

K — Murvich (Burke, D. Fortner)