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Hockey: North Feature Athlete - Mars' Michael McCann

Written by Ryan Riordan on .

Name: Michael McCann
School: Mars
Grade: 9
Sport: Hockey
Position: Defenseman

Background Info: McCann scored the game-winning goal in Mars’ 4-1 victory against Westmont Hilltop Monday in a PIHL Class A Penguins Cup semifinal. McCann’s goal gave Mars’ a 2-1 lead in the second period, and the score remained that way until Mars scored two goals in the final two minutes of the third period. Prior to his semifinal goal, McCann had just one goal this season.

Coach Steve Meyers: “Mike’s a great player. He’s much more defensive than offensive, but he has a nice shot and does have an offensive flair at times. He hadn’t gotten too lucky with goals this year, but I think he’s been focusing more on the defensive aspect. But it’s great to see him put one in [Monday]. It lifted the team a lot.”