Amherst and Midview are the top seeds in their respective Baron Cup hockey tournaments, which begin today at the Brooklyn Recreation Center.
Midview, by virtue of its 4-1 victory over Mayfield on Sunday. earned the
No. 1 seed in the Baron Cup III tournament and will open play tonight at 6:30 against Western Reserve Academy.
Midview (21-4-1) beat Western Reserve (13-7) earlier in the season, 16-0.
The winner of the Midview-WRA game will meet the winner of today’s game between Chagrin Falls and Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin on Saturday at 3 p.m.
The championship game will be Sunday at 1 p.m.
Mayfield will play Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy and Cleveland Heights will play Lakewood on Tuesday in the other Baron Cup III first-round games. The winners of Tuesday’s games play on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Amherst (27-2), the No. 1 seed in the Baron Cup II tournament, will play the winner of today’s game between Kenston (12-12-1) and North Olmsted (9-16) on Friday at 5:30 p.m.
The championship game will be Sunday at 3 p.m. Should the Comets win Friday, they will play the winner of the semifinal game between second-seeded Solon and the winner of Tuesday’s game between Brecksville and Orange.
The Baron Cup tournaments involve the top teams in the three divisions of the Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League — the Baron Cup I for the Red Division, the Baron Cup II for the White and the Baron Cup III for the Blue.
Avon Lake 2, Bay 0
LAKEWOOD — Avon Lake did its part, but didn’t get the help it needed Sunday so it won’t be in this year’s Baron Cup III.
The Shoremen needed to beat Bay and have Olmsted Falls defeat Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin in order to make the tournament, but Falls fell short.
Alex Dillon had a goal and an assist to lead the Shoremen (9-12-2 overall, 6-5-1 in the Blue West) against Bay. Zach Little had the other goal and Zack Verfaille the other assist, while Ben Sherman had 47 saves.
Buckeye 51, Brookside 42
SHEFFIELD — Brookside couldn’t overcome an 11-point halftime deficit in Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division action Saturday.
Gabby Piwowar led the Cardinals (6-11, 4-10) with 13 points, including two 3-pointers.
BUCKEYE (51): Bowles 1-3-6, Hartley 2-5-10, McGee 1-0-3, Davison 1-0-2, Sekerak 4-4-15, Dash 1-5-7, Banas 3-2-8. Totals 13-19-51.
BROOKSIDE (42): McGowan 2-2-6, Elias 1-2-4, Gerding 0-4-4, Piwowar 4-3-13, Musall 2-0-4, Andorka 1-5-7, Sanchez 1-1-4. Totals 11-17-42.
Buckeye 10 17 7 17 — 51
Brookside 4 12 7 19 — 42
Three-point goals: (Buckeye) Bowles, Hartley, McGee, Sekerak 3; (Brookside) Piwowar 2, Sanchez.
Junior varsity: Buckeye, 28-18