By Scott Nason
“The Game” ESPN 1400
The Soo Indians Midget AAA hockey club was in action this past weekend at the Taffy Abel Arena, and swept perennial powerhouse Little Caesars in a pair of shutouts in MAHA league action.
Logan Raffaele made 25 saves and earned the shutout in the Indians 2-0 win on Saturday. Jack Mattais and Drew Miotke scored the goals for the Indians.
On Sunday morning it was another Raffaele shutout, as the Indians completed the sweep with a 4-0 triumph. Colin Handy, Collin Goff, Will Boyer and Bryce Grandbois scored the goals for the Soo.
The Indians find themselves in the top half of the MAHA standings and will break for a few weeks before resuming play, due to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services newest mandate, shutting down many sports for at least three weeks.
Former Sault High hockey head coach, John Ferroni, has taken over the head coaching reigns on an interim basis, as he is filling in for Pat Caricatto, who is unable to coach the team due to the US/Canada border being closed.
We interviewed Ferroni on Monday’s night’s edition of “The Game” on ESPN 1400 and he said he feels very passionate about being able to help out the Soo Indians program.
“The guys have done a great job with this program over the years, and they volunteer all their time, and I thought if I could help them I would,” said Ferroni. “It wasn’t on my radar, but I did it because of friendship and a part of it I found intriguing, so here we are three weeks later and we are rolling.”
The Indians have been able to play several series this year, including their big weekend matchup against Little Caesars, and coach Ferroni has been impressed with how the team is playing.
“The kids were ready to play,” said Ferroni. “Logan Raffaele and I have some history, a couple years ago he was a freshman at Sault High, and he has always shown up and really showed up this weekend. Our defensive play in our own zone was really good, that just leads to defensemen pressuring the puck and forwards that are willing to block shots. We were able to get out of our zone, they pressed, we were able to get odd man rushes and we made good on them.”
For more on the Soo Indians, including the full interview with head coach John Ferroni, along with high school sports coverage, and other local sports, including regional and national coverage, check out this Monday night’s edition of “The Game” on ESPN 1400.
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