November 28, 2014

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District Hockey: Midview’s failure to finish periods leads to season-ending loss

BROOKLYN — The Middies just couldn’t get away from giving up late goals and it cost them dearly in a 5-4 loss to Lakewood in the district tournament Wednesday at the Brooklyn Recreation Center. The evening was also not kind to North Olmsted, as the Eagles fell 4-3 to Brecksville-Broadview Heights in double overtime. In Read More…

District hockey: Midview scores goals in bunches, bashes Normandy in opener; Olmsted Falls slips past Parma

2-10-14 linda murphymidview's #11 Kyle Kudela takes the puck down the ice.

BROOKLYN — After a tough first period, Midview scored three goals in 40 seconds in the second period Monday on the way to a 9-1 win over Normandy in the opening round of the district tournament at the Brooklyn Recreation Center. The Middies (12-14) will face West Shore Conference foe Lakewood on Wednesday at 8 Read More…

H.S. Hockey: Avon outscored in third period, loses Baron Cup II final

Avon's Eric Novakovic passes the puck against Western Reserve Academy in the first period of the Baron Cup II championship game Sunday afternoon at the John M Coyne Recreation Center in Brooklyn. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

BROOKLYN — The third period was not kind to Avon on Sunday, and it cost the Eagles the Baron Cup II championship. Western Reserve Academy posted a pair of goals in the final period to pull away for a 3-1 win at the Brooklyn Recreation Center. “I felt the game was going to be close Read More…

Baron Cup: Olmsted Falls’ rally not enough

Olmsted Falls' Steve Wilks and West Geauga's Tom Karlsson battle for control of the puck as Wilks skates toward the goal. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

BROOKLYN — Olmsted Falls put together a furious third-period rally in its Baron Cup III semifinal against Blue East champion West Geauga, but it just wasn’t enough. The Bulldogs fell 4-3 Saturday afternoon at the Brooklyn Recreation Center. “The main thing we took away was our heart in the third period,” Bulldogs coach Brett Thompson Read More…

High school hockey: Joe Sefchik’s stellar play in goal ensures Avon gets by Hoover, heads to Baron Cup II title game

Avon goalie Joe Sefchik makes a save on a shot after Hoover's Dylan Onfy evades Avon's Dominic Bowlin. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

BROOKLYN — Not much can beat a hot goalie in the playoffs. Avon senior Joe Sefchik continued his solid run in the Baron Cup II playoffs Friday, allowing only a single goal as the Eagles posted a 2-1 win over North Canton Hoover at Brooklyn Recreation Center. Avon, 26-3-1 in just its second year in Read More…

Hockey: Olmsted Falls advances in Baron Cup

Olmsted Falls' Joey Egan takes control of the puck from Twinsburg's Zach Blackburn in a match at Brooklyn Recreation Center. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

BROOKLYN — The drought is over for Olmsted Falls. The Bulldogs played solid from start to finish against Twinsburg in the Baron Cup III Tournament at the Brooklyn Recreation Center and rode a pair of goals from Zach Sadowski and the hot goaltending of Zach Snyder to win 4-1. Olmsted Falls (20-7) advances to play Read More…

High school hockey notes: Avon Lake might have only one win, but just having a team makes this season a success

There are plenty of hockey teams that start the year with visions of Baron Cup or state playoff championships dancing in their head. Other teams just want to keep their hockey programs alive. Avon Lake falls into the latter category. It didn’t even know if it would have a team this season until several members Read More…

Hockey Notes: Westlake’s only female player mixes it up among the guys

Westlake’s Grace Jenkins slaps a shot toward the net during a recent practice. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

When this hockey season started, Westlake found itself in the upper Red Division of the Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League after the defection of several state-powers to start their own conference. It took the Demons a few weeks to find their legs, but now they are on a roll, winning 10 of 11 games Read More…

High school hockey: Olmsted Falls downs Parma behind Jacob Norman’s big game, pulls into tie for first in Blue West

Olmsted Falls' Joey Egan and Parma's Joe Gallo fight for control in the first period Sunday afternoon in Parma. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

PARMA — Forgive Parma coach Joe Gaudino if he never wants to see or speak of Olmsted Falls’ Jacob Norman again. Norman scored three times and had an assist Sunday as Falls beat the Redmen 6-4 at the James A. Ries Ice Arena to move into a first-place tie with them in the Blue West Read More…

High school hockey: Midview rights ship, beats shorthanded Elyria Catholic

Midview's Jacob Hack takes a shot on goal against Elyria Catholic goalie Luke Farmer in the first period Sunday afternoon at North Park Rec Sports Complex in Elyria. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Midview came back from a tough weekend to bounce shorthanded Elyria Catholic 9-0 Sunday in Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League play. The Panthers are skating with only 10 players this year, so it was a huge blow to have Jacob Ritzic and leading scorer David Kukucka on the bench. That left Elyria Read More…