Beavers fall to Eagles in Finals, Finish 2nd in Frozen Creek

Beavercreek played Clay for the Frozen Creek Tournament championship Sunday afternoon at the Kettering Rec Center.  The Beavers were ranked number one after three games of round robin play and had chance to win the Frozen Creek tournament for the first time in 9 years.  Creek drew first blood early in the game when Mason Mikesch buried a shot for an unassisted goal. Clay responded a few minutes later with a goal of their own, and the game was tied at one after one.

Early in the second Mikesch lit the lamp again, this time for a power play goal that was assisted by Marshal Enfield and Alex Folga.  Unfortunately for the Beavers, the Eagles scored a couple of minutes later to tie the game at two.  Creek had a great chance shortly after that when Clay took a 5 minute major penalty, but the Beavers were not able to capitalize.  The Eagles scored again late in the second period and took a 3-2 lead into intermission.

Clay scored again early in the third and tacked on another goal late the third period, which ended up being too much of a deficit for the Beavers to overcome.  Kevin Bovair was between the pipes for the Beavers and turned away 31 shots on the game.  Although Creek fell short of their goal, they played exceptional hockey this tournament.  Next up for the Beavers is an away game against Mason at Sports Plus this Friday at 8:30 PM.


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