Beavercreek played their long awaited home opener Friday night against the Alter Knights at the Kettering Rec Center. It was “Pack the House Night” and the Creek Hockey fans responded by creating an absolutely electric atmosphere. Mason Mikesch got things going early in the first period with a power play goal that was assisted by Braden Cox and Cole Gutterman. Later in the second period, Joey Duford skated coast to coast and lit the lamp on a nifty shot, which extended Creeks lead to 2-0. Unfortunately, the Knights responded with a goal of their own shortly after that on a power play tally that cut the Beavers lead in half to 2-1 going into the break. Creek came out flying in the third period and were reward for their effort when PJ Kosir put the biscuit in the basket, increasing their lead to 3-1. The Beavers were able to hang on for the rest of the game, thanks largely to Kevin Bovair who was the Creek net minder and ended up turning away 22 shots. Next up for your Battling Beavers is another late night affair at the Kettering Rec Center this Friday for what will be their opener to the Frozen Creek Tournament. The Beavers will be playing four games next weekend, so please come out and support Creek Hockey!!