Beavercreek was back in action Sunday night for what was their third and final game of round robin play in the Walter F. Ehrnfelt Memorial Tournament. Their opponent this time was the Strongsville Mustangs who not only were the tournament hosts, but the highest ranked team in the pool. Although it hasn’t shown up in the win column yet, the Beavers have been playing well and were ready to give it their all against the Mustangs. Creek was ready to go at the drop of the puck and found themselves with an early power play opportunity. During the power play, Mason Mikesch gave a nice cross ice pass in front of the net to Marshal Enfield who’s shot was blocked but the resulting rebound was gathered by Cole Gutterman who then beat the Mustangs’ net minder giving the Beavers an early 1-0 lead. The game stayed at 1-0 until midway through the second period when the Mustangs got on the board to even things up at 1-1, which was the score at the second intermission. The Beavers had another power play opportunity early in the third, but although they peppered the Mustangs goal tender with shots they could not put the biscuit in the basket. The Mustangs also had a number of scoring opportunities, but Creek’s defense that was backstopped by net minder Kevin Bovair, who turned away a whopping 42 shots on the night, stood tall. Although the game ended in a 1-1 tie, this was the highest rank team that the Beavers have faced this season and the boys should be very proud of their effort! Next up for Creek is another match up against the Harborcreek Huskies, this time for third place in the Ehrnfelt tournament.
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