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Summer Training is underway!

We are thrilled to begin preparing for another successful season to follow-up to last year’s historic success: winning the Southwest Ohio High School Hockey League title (GWOC equivalent) for only the 2nd time in our program history!

This team has arrived at this level by focusing on the two things you each have 100% control over: your personal effort and your positive attitude. Little things continuously worked on have HUGE future rewards, and your success starts with the little things you do off season/off ice, to prepare you for success on ice/during the season.

Weight Training and Dry Creek practice has begun this summer! Be sure to check out the calendar for the scheduled times in June — July and August are still TBD. Make sure that our senior leaders, Thomas Bush and Ben Duford have your contact information. They will be coordinating all summer workouts and dates/times will all players. In addition, we have a pre-season fitness test, pushups, sit ups, shooting, and a run. Make sure you are working on all of these!

2020-2021 Season Awards and Records

This past season was one for the record books and our team crushed it.  Thanks to all for a great season and here’s a quick rundown of all the awards and records for this year’s SWOHSHL Champions.

Player Awards:

Hobey Baker
Braden Cox

Eric Gartz Award
Riley Hanson

Most Valuable Player
Thomas Bush

Coaches Award
Carson Cox

Rookie of the Year
Alex Elsner

Most Improved
JJ Lehman

Offensive Player of Year
Thomas Bush

Defensive Player of Year
Ben Duford

Grit Award
Owen Huff

Chic Spagnola Award
Joe Bordas

2020-2021 RECORDS

– Fewest PIM (78): 1st all time
– Fewest goals allowed (70): 2nd all time
– Lowest GAA (2.12): 2nd all time
– Highest +/- (369): 3rd all time

Player Records:

– +/- season forward (Bush; 79): 1st all time (previous record 77)
– +/- season defense (C Cox; 49): 3rd all time
– +/- season forward (Hanson; 66): 4th all time
– +/- career defense (B Cox; 151): 1st all time (previous record 63)
– Career goals defense (B Cox; 44): 1st all time (previous record 29)
– Career points defense (B Cox; 107): 1st all time (previous record 99)
– Goals/game forward (Bush; 5X2): 3rd all time (three others tied for 2nd)
– Goals/game defense (B Cox; 3): 1st all time
– Goals/game defense (C Cox; 2) 2nd all time (8 players tied for this record)
– Goals/season forward (Bush; 51): 4th all time
– Goals/season defense (B Cox; 12): 2nd all time
– FOW/season (Hanson; 72.6%): This will be the first entry into the record books

Creek Falls in Overtime Thriller

Your Battling Beavers took on the Olentangy Braves in the first round of the State Ice Hockey Tournament Saturday afternoon.  This was a hard fought battle with some spectacular saves by Junior Goalie Ben Duford.  The scoring started in the first period when Sophomore Riley Hanson stole the puck in the Braves zone and drilled home a goal with around ten minutes left in the frame.  The remainder of the period saw both defenses hold strong with no more scoring.  The second period belonged to the Braves as they scored off a deflection in front of the net with 13 minutes remaining.  The teams went into the second intermission all tied up at one apiece.  The third period saw the puck flying in both zones with great defense by both teams.  The Braves finally found the back of the net with around two minutes left in the game to go up 2-1.  Creek pulled Duford from goal to add another scoring threat.  The Beavers took full advantage of the extra player and Riley Hanson got his second goal of the game to tie the match at 2-2 with a little over a minute remaining in the game.  Regulation play ended with the game knotted at two apiece.  Overtime started with action on both ends of the ice, but the Braves ended the match with a well placed top shelf corner shot.  Even thought Creek did not advance in the State Playoffs, they’ll be back in action this Friday at South Metro in the annual Post Ohio Districts Tournament.  Well done Creek!