by Anthony Fontana
BAY CITY — The Bay City Wolves' 21-17 shots on goal deficit wasn't concerning to Wolves coach Mike Kayner.
It was the Wolves' 8-0 deficit on the scoreboard that had Kayner worried.
"We're going to have to use this as a learning experience," Kayner said. "We have to put together a better effort and learn from this."
After falling behind 3-0 after the first period, Midland took a commanding 6-0 lead into the final stanza. Two more goals by Midland in the third period ended the game.
"It's always important to get that league win," Midland High coach Jeff Brown said. "We had balanced scoring and it was a pretty good team effort tonight."
Senior Phil Parks scored the first two goals for the Chemics while Nick Mammel also had a pair of goals. Keith Inman stopped 12 shots in the first two periods to help with the shutout.
Carter Adams had 10 saves for the Wolves while Arik Bickham entered in relief and stopped two shots.
With a week off before its next game, Kayner hopes Bay City can put its first loss in the past.
"We'll find out if we're able to bounce back from this," Kayner said. "Hopefully we will come out a better team from it."
Bay City (4-1) returns to the ice Dec. 14 at home against Midland Dow.