BY BRIAN RZEPPA
After an appearance in the State Quarterfinals last season, expectations were high for the Trenton High School hockey team as the 2016-2017 slate of games rolled around.
The State Quarterfinal appearance looked like something to build on, but with half of the team departing following the season it was a task much easier said than done.
With an early exit from postseason play at the hands of Livonia-Churchill prior to the state tournament, the Trojans did not have the season that they had anticipated.
After starting the season with a 2-4 record, the team exploded with an 11-0 victory over Southgate and followed that with a tie and a pair of losses, but dropped a tight game to Allen Park; a synopsis of what their entire season would become.
Finishing the year with 14 wins does not tell the entire story however, as head coach Chad Clements noted the relative inexperience throughout the roster that was displayed prominently throughout the early portion of the year. [Read more…]