Beavercreek faced off against the Alter Knights for their final game of Mayor’s Cup play on Sunday morning at South Metro Sports. Although the Beavers were 2-0 in the tournament, they needed to beat the Knights to win the Mayor’s Cup. Creek drew first blood a few minutes into the game where after a scramble in front of the net, Cole Gutterman found Mason Mikesch for the score. Unfortunately, the lead only held for a few minutes as Alter responded with a goal of their own, and the game was tied at 1 after the first period.
There was a bit of back in forth to start the second period. Midway through the period PJ Kosir saw an opportunity and carried the puck coast-to-coast, shot point blank on the Knights’ goal tender, gathered the resulting rebound, and buried it for the tie breaking goal. There were a number of grade A scoring chances on both ends after that, but the game remained 2-1 going into the intermission.
The game was still in the balance for the first 11 minutes of the third period, but Thomas Bush knocked the puck out from an Alter defensemen at the red line and then willed his way to a goal, giving the Creek fans a huge sigh of relief. Less than two minutes later, Bush removed all doubt when he picked up the puck at Creek’s own blue line, raced down the ice, and beat Alters’ net minder glove side. Kevin Bovair was solid again between the pipes for the Beavers and he turned away 24 shots on the day.
Creek won the Mayor’s Cup for the first time since 2006, going 3-0 on the weekend! The boys played excellent team hockey this weekend and were rewarded for their effort. Great job boys!! Next up for the Beavers, is the Miami Valley Freeze tournament, where they will play the Troy Trojans Friday afternoon at 4 PM at Hobart Arena.
From the Creek Hockey family to yours, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas!!