April 1, 2015

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High school hockey wrap-up: Top players and big moments

Sure, I could come up with something along the lines of an All-Chronicle-Telegram first team, second team and the other normal stuff that comes with the end of a sports season. Well, I’ve never been accused of being normal, so here’s my take on hockey postseason awards. FANTASY TEAM Scoring goals certainly wouldn’t be a Read More…

High school hockey: Area players make impression at senior all-star game

CLEVELAND — The locals did themselves proud Sunday at the Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League senior all-star game at Quicken Loans Arena. Area players had a hand in six of the game’s 10 goals as the Blue team downed the White 6-4. The winning Blue squad featured Chris Humer, Nate Greenberg and Colin Teets Read More…

Boys basketball: Jacob Kuchta’s big 3-pointer, Kevin Kelley’s defense do job as EC rallies past Columbia

KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLEElyria Catholic High School junio Cole Virgin (21) jumps to take a shot as Columbia High School seniors Kevin Simon (23) and Brian Hershey (2) jump to block his shot on Friday evening, March 6.

  ELYRIA — Elyria Catholic fought an uphill battle Friday in its Division III sectional final against Columbia before finally finding a way to get over the top. The final: EC 58, Columbia 53. The Panthers played from behind for most of the first 30 minutes before Jacob Kuchta nailed a 3-pointer for a 51-48 Read More…

District Hockey: Midview shows toughness, rallies to beat Benedictine

Midview’s Trevor Perkins, left, moves the puck against Ted Houser of Benedictine for an assist Tuesday in the Middies’ 7-5 win. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

BROOKLYN — Midview, facing Benedictine for the third time in 16 days, let out a collective “not again” after watching a two-goal lead disappear Tuesday in a span of 16 seconds late in the second period. But the Middies collected themselves and scored three straight goals in the third period to pull away for a Read More…

Hockey: Olmsted Falls fights back after losing lead

Olmsted Falls’ Mark Schindler (14) hugs Hunter Bradford after Bradford scored the game-winning goal in double overtime Saturday. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

BROOKLYN — Hunter Bradford saved Olmsted Falls’ day and season Saturday. The junior defenseman picked off a cross-ice pass, skated in all alone and scored the game-winning goal in a 4-3 double-overtime win over Chagrin Falls on Saturday in district tournament action at the Brooklyn Recreation Center. The Bulldogs had lost a 3-2 lead with Read More…

Hockey: North Olmsted loses close one; Midview dominates

Midview’s Tommy Coon assists on a goal in the first period of Tuesday’s 9-0 win over Normandy at the Brooklyn Rec. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

BROOKLYN — Missed it by that much. North Olmsted had a number of chances to knock off Chagrin Falls in the opening round of the district hockey tournament Tuesday at Coyne Recreation Center, but the Eagles just couldn’t find the back of the net in falling 4-2. Chagrin Falls (16-10-2) advances to face Olmsted Falls Read More…

High school hockey: Elyria Catholic feels good about season despite 10-0 loss to Holy Name in district tournament opener

Elyria Catholic’s Andrew Beck, right, takes control of the puck against Holy Name’s Tyler Guinari in Monday’s district opener in Brooklyn. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLe

BROOKLYN — Elyria Catholic knew exactly what it was getting into Monday night when it faced Holy Name in the opening round of the district hockey tournament at Coyne Recreation Center. And it wasn’t exactly a fun night. The Panthers lost 10-0 to the fifth-seeded Green Wave in a mercy-rule shortened game. Still, the Panthers Read More…

H.S. Hockey: Ryan Godin golden in goal as North Olmsted rallies, beats Orange 2-1 in 2 overtimes

BROOKLYN — The smallest guy on the ice made the biggest plays for North Olmsted all night, and the Eagles got a Justin Malinak goal in the final two minutes to force overtime and Kyle Sukenik provided the winner at 6:01 of the second overtime for a 2-1 victory over Orange in the opening round Read More…

Hockey: Midview dominates Benedictine on way to White West Division championship

Midview’s Kyle Kudela, right, moves the puck up the ice as Benedictine’s Clayton Hongosh goes for the steal Sunday. Midview won 10-0 to wrap up the division title. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — It’s already been a long journey for the Midview hockey team this season — and it’s not even the postseason yet. Still, the Middies showed just how far they’ve come Sunday when they wrapped up the Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League’s White West Division title with a 10-0 win over Benedictine at Read More…

Hockey: Westlake grabs big win against North Olmsted at The Q

Westlake Chris Humer moves puck past North Olmsted Kyle Sukenik at Quicken Loans Arena Feb. 6. Steve Manheim

CLEVELAND — Westlake and North Olmsted got a chance to play where the big boys skate when the neighboring schools faced off at Quicken Loans Arena in a non-conference game Friday. The Demons turned a close game into a runaway with two goals in the final 36 seconds of the second period, pulling away for Read More…