Sunday, February 13, 2011

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4:28 p.m.: Amherst finishes the second period up, 2-0. Each team took five shots in the second, but most of them were great scoring chances. Amherst ripped one off the post with under a minute to go.

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4:09 p.m.: Caleb Gannelli fired a wrister high past the glove of Nicholson just 10 seconds into the second period to give Amherst a 2-0 lead.

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3:53 p.m.: Amherst Steele goes into the first intermission with a 1-0 lead. Drew Ashton's goal from Dakota Dill at the 7:03 mark is the difference. Rocky River goalie Jake Nicholson made a great sprawling save with 6 minutes to go in the period to keep it a one-goal game. Amherst's Paul Miller took a 2 and 10 for checking from behind. Amherst goalie Eli Branscum made a trio of fantastic saves with 2 minutes remaining in the period. The Comets have a 9-6 shots advantage.

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Baron Cup III final postgame: Thoughts from Mayfield after its repeat.
"You definitely want the guy who has the hot hand with the puck there in a pressure situation to end it." Mayfield coach Steve Bogas, on Verde's game-winning goal.
"Matt, in my eyes, is the best goaltender in our division. I have no doubt in my mind. I am so proud of him." Verde, on Mramer's performance
"Me, Verde and Tropf call ourselves the 'Blue Line Special'. We made it happen in overtime." Wolfe, on his line producing the game-winner

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3:30 p.m.: We are about to drop the puck in the Baron Cup II final between Amherst Steele and Rocky River. River has won the last two Baron Cup II titles.

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2:46 p.m.: Verde finishes top-shelf on a 3-on-1 (his 49th goal of the season) 1:20 into overtime and the Wildcats repeat a Baron Cup III champions. Tropf passed to Jake Wolfe, who then found Verde for the game-winner. Mayfield sophomore Dom Horvath takes home the sportsmanship award.
Amherst Steele and Rocky River on-deck in the Baron Cup II final.

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2:41 p.m.: We head to overtime tied at 1 in the Baron Cup III final. Orange peppered Mramer in the late stages of the third, but the senior goalie was up to the task. The Lions have a clear edge in momentum, and a 31-22 edge in shots, headed into the extra period.

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2:33 p.m.: Orange's Brian Joseph goes high glove on Mramer at 5:01 to tie the game at 1. Mramer made a fantastic paddle save 3 minutes prior.

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2:06 p.m.: Ryan Tropf's goal at 10:13 of the second period puts Mayfield ahead, 1-0, after two. Tropf finished an initial shot by Christian Verde, the Blue Division's leading scorer, during a scrum in front of the net. The Lions have an 18-16 shots advantage. Mayfield goaltender Matt Mramer has been fantastic so far.

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1:30 p.m.: Mayfield and Orange finish the first period scoreless. The Wildcats out-shot the Lions, 9-6 in the opening 15 minutes. Mayfield has definitely had the better scoring opportunites, but Orange is controlling the puck in the offensive for a longer time on attack.

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1:10 p.m.: We are just underway at Brooklyn for the Baron Cup III final between Mayfield and Orange. The teams split their season series, 1-1, in the Blue North. This is going to be a good one. A full day of high school hockey ahead of us. Amherst Steele will battle Rocky River in the Baron Cup II final and we'll finish with a Lake Catholic-University showdown for the Baron Cup I title.

Dom Anselmo | DAnselmo@News-Herald.com | @DomAnselmo

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice win Wildcats!!

February 13, 2011 at 3:15 PM 

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