Thanks to Matt Riehl’s heroics, Dakota’s hockey team stayed alive in the state tournament. Now the Cougars must prepare for a showdown against Eisenhower on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Mount Clemens Ice Arena.
Dakota, No. 9 in the Division 1 state coaches poll, shared the MAC Red Division championship with Eisenhower this season.
Now the Cougars and the Eagles will vie in the Division 1 regional semifinals. At stake will be a berth in the regional championship game Saturday, March 2.