Beavercreek hoped to keep their spotless SWOHSHL record intact when they faced off against the Sycamore Aviators Friday night at the Kettering Rec Center. It was Military Appreciation Night and the Beavers sported their snazzy camo jerseys for the occasion. The Beavers also had some special guests in attendance for the game, including Colonel Thomas Sherman who dropped the puck for the ceremonial face off. Beavercreek High School Jr ROTC honor guard which is commanded by Cadet Dillon O’Conner and instructed by Senior Master Sergeant David Mackey presented our Nation’s colors, while retired Master Sergeant Cynthia Smalls sang our National Anthem. In addition to this, Beavercreek High School’s pep band, who is led by Mr. Matt Frost, was also in attendance and they provided a fantastic atmosphere at the rink!
Thomas Bush started the scoring for the Beavers midway through first on a nice shot that beat the Avs’ goal tender top shelf. Alex Folga lit the lamp shortly after that off of a pass from behind the net from Marshal Enfield. Late in the first, Mason Mikesch pounced on the rebound of a PJ Kosir shot and slid it past the net minder, giving Creek a 3-0 lead. Not to be outdone, Enfield capitalized off a big bounce off of the back wall on a Folga shot and snuck the puck under the Avs’ goal tenders pads. The Beavers held on to a 4-0 lead at the first break.
Creek kept the pedal to the medal and continued to pepper the Avs’ goal tender with shots, however, their net minder held his ground and kept the Beavers scoreless in the second. Creek got things going again early in the third when Bush scored on a helper from Enfield and then seconds later Enfield scored on a helper from Bush. When the ice shavings settled, Creek had a commanding 6-0 lead. Late in the period, Mikesch scored on sweet wrist shot and Kosir scored on a blast from the top of the circles. The Avs’ got a goal late in the game, however, Bush completed his hat trick shortly after that off of a face off scramble and Beavers held on to win 9-1. The Bush-Enfield-Folga line accounted for 6 goals and 9 assists for a whopping 15 points on the night! Kevin Bovair was in net for the Beavers and turned away 14 shots on the night. The victory pushes Creek’s season record to 16-2 and they are 10-0 in SWOHSHL play. Next up for the Beavers is a trip up to Strongsville next weekend where they will participate in the Ehrnfelt Tournament.