Beavercreek was back on the ice Friday night for a game against the Dayton Stealth at the Kettering Rec Center. It had been 13 days since the Beavers last had a game, thanks to their game last Sunday being postponed due to ice issues at Northlands, and the boys were raring to go. It also was their first home game since Frozen Creek and their fans were also on full display!
Mason Mikesch got things going early in the first when he snuck a shot short side over the goal tender’s right shoulder off a nice pass from Cole Gutterman. The game remained at 1-0 until late in the first when Thomas Bush got a break away goal off a pass from Marshal Enfield that left the Stealth’s two defensemen sprawled on the ice in their attempt to stop him. This was Bush’s first game back from an injury that he sustained at Frozen Creek and the fans were happy to see him back on the ice!
Stealth got on the board early in the second period with a power play goal, cutting Creek’s lead in half. However, late in the period Stealth committed two penalties on the same play, and the Beavers cashed in. Creek’s patient power play unit’s passing found Mikesch all alone at the top of the circles and he promptly buried the puck underneath the cross bar. Enfield was credited with the assist on the goal and Beavers had a 3-1 lead going into the intermission.
The Beavers continued their stellar defensive play in the third period and extended their lead when PJ Kosir lit the lamp with a shot that found five hole thanks to a nice screen by Braden Cox. The goal, which was assisted by Enfield and Bush, proved to be the final tally of the night and the Beavers prevailed 4-1. Kevin Bovair was the net minder for the Beavers and he turned away 19 shots on the night. Next up for Creek is a Sunday afternoon game at 3 PM against Indian Hills at the Kettering Rec. This will also be Faculty Appreciation Day, so please come out to support the Beavercreek Hockey and your teachers!