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December 18, 2013

Grosse Pointe South defeats Grosse Pointe North at Comerica Park

Ellie Flom scores game-winner for Blue Devils

By Thomas Franz
C & G Sports Writer

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Grosse Pointe North's and South's hockey teams pose on the ice at Comerica Park. The rivals squared off in an afternoon game Dec. 18. The Blue Devils won 5-4.

Grosse Pointe South earned a hard-fought 5-4 victory against Grosse Pointe North on Wednesday in a game played at Comerica Park in preparation for Hockeytown Winter Festival.

South's Ellie Flom netted the game-winning goal with about two minutes remaining in the contest after North rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period to tie the game at four.

"We've been really working on getting pucks to the net and driving to the net for rebounds. Two of our goals were off rebounds, and Ellie (Flom) just moved her feet, and got good control of the puck and took a shot to put it away," South coach Joe Provenzano said.

Karina Lucchese and Lindsay Gallagher scored the two goals for North during its comeback. Also scoring for North were Elizabeth Gallagher and Caroline Bock.

"It was a great experience for the girls. It was great that it was North and South," North coach Joe Lucchese said. "About half of the girls on both of these teams have played together since they were 5 or 6, so to be involved in the Winter Classic was a wonderful experience."

South's Tenley Shield scored twice and had an assist to pace the Blue Devils. Gennie Martin and Sydney Stann also scored for South.

"It was absolutely unbelieveable. The girls were excited just to be a part of coming down here with the Winter Classic, and for the girls to play as hard and play a great team in North was just an awesome experience," Provenzano said.

North dropped to 3-5 on the season while South improved to 7-2.

You can reach C & G Sports Writer Thomas Franz at tfranz@candgnews.com or at (586)498-1040.