REPLAY: SOT’s GCHSHL Baron Cup I Championship Game- Mentor Cardinals versus Rocky River Pirates 2-16-2020

REPLAY: SOT’s GCHSHL Baron Cup I Championship Game- Mentor Cardinals versus Rocky River Pirates  2-16-2020

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REPLAY: SOT’s GCHSHL Baron Cup II Championship Game- Amherst Comets versus Avon Lake Shoremen 2-16-2020

REPLAY: SOT’s GCHSHL Baron Cup II Championship Game- Amherst Comets versus Avon Lake Shoremen 2-16-2020

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REPLAY: SOT’s GCHSHL Baron Cup III Championship Game- Orange Lions versus Normandy Invaders 2-16-2020

REPLAY: SOT’s GCHSHLBaron Cup III Championship Game Orange Lions versus Normandy Invaders 2-16-2020

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BARON CUP I FINAL: Rocky River Pirates vs Mentor Cardinals

By Sean Duffy

Brooklyn OH- The Baron Cup I championship game features the top two teams in the Red Division.  The #2 seed Rocky River Pirates are 10-2 in league play and earned their way to the  championship game  by defeating #7 Cleveland Heights 10-0 in the quarter finals and the #3 Strongsville Mustangs 6-0 in the semifinals.  As the #1 seed Mentor earned a first round bye and defeated #4 Hudson 5-1 in the semifinals.  It is sure be a great matchup between the two top teams in the Red Division.

Mentor get on the board within the first minute of the game, Kyle Backston would score for the cardinals with 14:35 remaining.  Mentor would add to their lead shortly thereafter thanks to a goal from Cameron Mocny , Mentor led 2-0 with 13:06 remaining. The pirates saw things go from bad to worse as they would give up a power play goal to Kyle Backston, his second of the game,  Mentor now led 3-0 with 7:42 remaining in the period.  Mentor would score again this time getting a goal from Tyler Velionosikis.  At the end of the 1st period the momentum was squarely on the side of the Cardinals, while the Pirates will look to get something going in 2nd period to get back into the game as they found themselves in down 4-0.

While the 1st period saw Mentor build a 4 goal lead, the second period really showcased how Mentor protected that lead.  Goalie Alex Toth was under a constant barrage of shot from the Pirates.  Toth faced 22 shots in the period stopping but one, a goal by James Byall, and saw his team add another goal to their lead, a really impressive goal by Mitchell Elliot.  At the end of the 2nd period Mentor still held a 4 goal lead over Rocky River.  The Pirates again going to intermission looking for some way to come back.

The Mentor Cardinals were not allowing any miraculous comeback by the Pirates.  Led by Goalie Alex Toth, Did not allow a goal to  be scored in the third period.  Mentor’s Mitchell Elliot would add one more goal  late in the period.  That goal would be all that was needed as Mentor would emerge victorious 6-1 over the Rocky River Pirates.

Rocky River will finish in the runner up position for the Baron Cup I, they were led offensively by James Byall who scored the only pirate goal of the night.

Mentor wins its second consecutive Baron Cup I Championship.  Cardinals had goals from Mitchell Elliott and Kyle Backston each scoring two goals on the night. Cameron Mocny and Tyler Velioniskis each having one goal.  The Cardinals player of the game is goalie Alex Toth, surrendering only 1 goal on 49 shot attempts.

Congratulations to the 2020 Baron Cup I Champion Mentor Cardinals!

So long from Brooklyn

GAME ON!!

 

 

BARON CUP II FINAL: Avon Lake Shoremen vs Amherst Comets

By Sean Duffy

Brooklyn, OH- Baron Cup II final features team from the White Division,  The #2 Seeded Avon Lake Shoremen defeated #7 Solon 3-2 in the Quarterfinals, and #6 Avon  4-3 in 2 OT in the semifinals to earn their spot in the championship game.  #1 seeded Amherst defeated #8 Aurora 6-1 in the quarterfinals, and #5 North Olmsted 8-1 in the semifinals. The top 2 seeds face off for the Baron Cup II Championship.

the 1st period started off with a lot of back and forth between the two teams. It was Amherst who drew first blood with a goal from Jacob Kramer, Comets led 1-0 with 8:32 remaining.  Jacob Kramer would score his second goal of the game shortly after that to give Amherst a 2-0 lead with 7:33 remaining.  Avon Lake was on the attack all period but finally broke through with a goal from Nick Ospelt to cut the comet lead to 2-1 with 2:30 remaining.  Amherst would again the extend the their lead with a goal from Nick Ciura. As the 1st period came to an end Amherst led Avon Lake by a score of 3-1.

The 2nd period started out much like the 1st period, as each team struggled to get anything going offensively.  Avon Lake’s Luke Farthing would score the first goal of the period, the Comets now led 3-2 with 9:11 remaining. Amherst’s Jacob Kramer would complete his hat trick scoring his third goal of the game, with 7:37 remaining in the period.  As the period came to an end Amherst had many opportunities to add to their lead but really great defense by Avon Lake, especially being short handed, kept the score 4-2 as the period game to an end. Heading into the 3rd period it the physicality and intensity for the players, coaches,and the fans was indeed palpable.

The 3rd period was an intense period for both squads, each team was in attack mode, and tried to capitalize on any advantage they could get. however, neither team was able to score a goal in the final period.  At the end the Amherst Comets were able to hold off Avon Lake for a 4-2 Victory.

Avon Lake finished runner up for the Baron Cup II and had goals from Nick Ospelt and Luke Farthing.

The Amherst Comets are the 2020 Baron Cup II Champion, it is the Comets 3rd straight Baron Cup II Championship.  Amherst was led by player of the game Jacob Kramer who scored 3 goals on the game for a hat trick. Amherst’s Nick Ciura also had a goal to go along with his 3 assists in the game

Congratulations the 2020 Baron Cup II Champions the Amherst Comets!!

 

 

 

 

SOT High School Hockey Game of the Week: Orange Lions vs Brooklyn Hurricanes

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By Sean Duffy

Brooklyn, OH- Sports on Tap is always striving to bring you the very best in local high school sports action.  In addition to our superb and in-depth coverage of High School Football, we will be venturing into a more in depth coverage of the Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League.  As we do throughout the football season, we will be traveling out to select league games, providing play by play coverage, social media coverage, and written coverage on our website.   Our inaugural Game of the Week in the GCHSHL is a match up in the blue division between the Orange Lions (11-7, 5-1) and Brooklyn Hurricanes (4-6, 2-3).  The Lions currently sit atop the Blue Division and look to stay that way against as they travel to take on the Hurricanes. It the SOT High School Hockey Game of the week!

The Hurricanes found themselves going to their bench as regular goalie Jason Edmonds was a scratch due to the flu. Junior Allen Fernandez was set to tend goal for the hurricanes.  Brooklyn got on the board first with goal from senior forward Gavin Supek.  Supek was assisted on the goal by senior Aaron Wrost.  Hurricanes led 1-0 with 12:14 remaining in the 1st period.  Orange would answer right back with a goal from forward Jason Kornbluth.  Freshman Nathan Rice and Dillon Fellinger both getting assists on the goal.  Orange tied the game 1-1 with 10:02 left in the 1st period.  Kornbluth would score his second goal of the game later in the period, senior Tommy Hill credited with the assist, just like that Orange led 2-1 with 4:03 remaining in the 1st period.  Orange was able to kill a Brooklyn Power play to end the 1st period leading 2-1.

Orange was able strike first in the 2nd period with a goal from senior Tommy Hill, Kornbluth credited with the assist.  Orange led 3-1 with 11:15 left in the 2nd period. Brooklyn was able cut into the deficit thanks to an unassisted top shelf goal from senior Aaron Wrost, Orange now led 3-2 with 4:33 remaining.  Orange would again extend their lead with an unassisted goal of their own by junior Zach McCarren, the Lion lead swelled 4-2.  That score would hold as the 2nd period came to an end with the visiting Lions leading 4-2.

The Lions would assert their dominance in the 3rd period scoring three times in the final period to put game securely in the win column for Orange.  Zach McCarren would score two goals in the period to give him a hat trick for the night.  Orange would add another goal by Jackson Fellinger.  The final score 7-2 in favor of he visiting Orange Lions.

The Brooklyn Hurricanes fall to 4-7 and 2-4 in league play.  they were led in goal by first time goal Allen Fernandez who faced 36 shots on goal giving up 7 goals.  Brooklyn will face Lakewood on 1/11/20.

The Orange Lions improve to 12-7 and 6-1 in league play, they were led in goal by Danny Moore who faced 23 shots on goal, allowing only 2 goals.  The Lions were led by player of the game Zach McCarren who had 3 goals on the night, Jason Kornbluth had 2 goals and 3 assists on the night.  Orange will look to continue their winning ways as they face Chagrin Falls on 1/11/20.

So long from Brooklyn!

GAME ON!!!!!

 

 

 

 

PODCAST: #2 Rocky River Beats #7 Benedictine 7-1 in Baron Cup 1 Tournament Action. LISTEN NOW!

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SOT traveled to the Brooklyn Rec Center for the 48th Baron Cup!

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