Mercy’s hockey team has supplanted itself as one of the best squads in the history of the Michigan Metro Girls High School Hockey League after beating perennial state power Grosse Pointe South 4-2 in the championship game Saturday afternoon at Fraser Hockeyland.
The Marlins, winners of 20 games this season, needed a come-from-behind effort to knock the defending champs off the thrown.
“We got much stronger defensively as the game went on,” head coach Dave Roegner said. “Once we got a feel for South’s speed, we made adjustments and played better.” The Blue Devils led 2-1 after the first period. They scored in the first 80 seconds of the game to lead 1-0, but freshman Elise Brown tied it a little more than a minute later. Sophomore Gabriella Berker had an assist.