After a rough 2019-20 season that saw the Pilots go just 4-21 overall, the team experienced quite the turnaround this season under the leadership of head coach Sean Clark.
Clark had previously served as DLS's head man during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons, a period during which the Purple and Gold amassed an overall record of 24-21-6, including a 10-8-2 mark in the Michigan Interscholastic Hockey League South division.
Clark and the Pilots finished 8-5-1 in the COVID-19 abbreviated 2020-21 season, with big wins in the regular season against Orchard Lake St. Mary's and L'Anse Creuse Unified.
They followed up their solid regular season with a run to the MHSAA regional finals, where they lost to U-D Jesuit, 3-2.
Some highlights from the season included hat tricks for senior Gavin Milne and junior Seaton Heilman against Grosse Pointe North -- Feb. 13 for Milne and Feb. 17 for Heilman.
Milne led the Pilots with nine goals, and he and Heilman tied for a team-high 16 points.