Creek marched to the finals of the 2020 Winter Classic behind wins over Gahanna, Northern Kentucky, and Moeller JV. The Battling Beavers faced the Rampage of Owensboro, Kentucky. Creek held the reigning Kentucky HS state champions to two goals over two periods. Junior Thomas Bush got Creek on the board late in the second period to make the score 2-1 going into the third. Sophomore Riley Hanson got Creek’s second goal toward the end of the third period. The large bench of the Rampage wore the Beavers down. Creek fell 6-2 in the Tourney Final but played a hard fought battle with Junior Ben Duford between the pipes.
Your Battling Beavers took down a deep Norse team behind stingy defense and great goaltending from Junior Ben Duford. Creek was behind early in the first after a NK goal less than two minutes in. Senior alternate captain Joe Bordas stole the puck and whipped home a shot off the post to tie the game up with a minute left in the period. Sophomore Joe Martin put Creek up early in the second period off an assist from fellow sophomore Riley Hanson. The Beavers went up 3-1 on a five hole shot by Hanson off his own rebound. Creek weathered a Norse onslaught in the third period, gave up one goal, but held on for the 3-2 victory. The Beavers have two wins in this Winter Classic Tourney and are back in action tonight at 7:30 against the Moeller JV team,
Beavercreek opened the Winter Classic Tourney with a 2-1 victory over Gahanna Lincoln. Creek’s only scores of the game came off the stick of Junior Thomas Bush. The alternate captain drilled home one even strength and one power play goal to go up 2-0 after one period. The Lions got on the board with a goal in the second period to put the score 2-1. Junior Goalie Ben Duford kept the Lions out of the net for the rest of the game to secure the 2-1 victory. Creek is back in action tomorrow morning at 0700 against Northern Kentucky.
Beavercreek defended their title and kept the Mayor’s Cup in their trophy case for the second consecutive year with a 5-2 victory over Alter. The game’s first goal came off the stick of Junior Thomas Bush and was soon followed by another from Sophomore Riley Hanson to put Creek up 2-0 after one period.
The second period started much like the first with two more goals by Bush and Riley. The first goal came courtesy of the two alternate captains with Bush scoring off an assist from Senior Joe Bordas. The second goal came unassisted from Riley Hanson after drawing the goalie to one side. This put the Beavers up 4-0. Alter got on the board with a power play goal. Creek went into the ice cut with a 4-1 victory.
The Beavers found the back of the net once more in the third period with Sophomore Joe Martin scoring off an assist from Freshman Alex Elsner. The final goal of the game came from Alter halfway through the period. The Creek defense and Junior Goalie Ben Duford held strong the rest of the game even as Alter pulled their goalie. Well done Creek!