Mattawan shutout Portage Northern 4-0 Wednesday evening, putting the Wildcats one win away from a SCHSHL South Division title. Goalie Brendan Pellerito had his third shutout of the season, unofficially making 19 saves.
Cam Agnew had the lone first period goal within the first three minutes of play, assisted by Carson Byers and Lucas Slager. The other Wildcat goals game in the second period by Joe Petersen, Byers, and Agnew. Each of those three and Slager added second period assists.
Mattawan improves to 15-6 and 6-1 within division play. They’re off until next Wednesday’s game with the Kalamazoo Eagles and can clinch the division title with a victory or draw. You can listen next week via JoeInsider.com.
Portage Northern falls to 4-13-1 and 1-6 in division play and meets Portage Central next Wednesday. The Huskies also have a trip ahead Friday to Okemos.