B Page -- Dec. 28, 2010

University School gets 

into title game of Eagle Classic 

with tonight's win over defending 

state champs from Illinois

Dec. 28, 2010

By Norm Weber

Editor, Student/Athlete-Cleveland

normweber@studentathletecleveland.com

www.studentathletecleveland.com

LAKEWOOD – University School made it into the championship game of the Eagle Classic with tonight’s 7-1 win over St. Rita, the defending state Big-School champions from Illinois here in Serpentini Arena.

To read about today’s second round games go to today’s A page by clicking link:

https://sites.google.com/a/studentathletecleveland.com/student-athlete-cleveland/a-page----dec-28-2010

The Preppers exploded for three first period goals and then added two more in the first six minutes of the second period to dash out to a 5-1 lead and then two more later in the period for a 7-1 lead at the 2/3 points and hung on the rest of the way to finish the round-robin portion with a 3-0 record after coming into the tourney with a 4-6-3 mark this season.

Watch a few short videos from tonight’s Eagle Classic, filmed by Norm Weber, by clicking and downloading

https://sites.google.com/a/studentathletecleveland.com/student-athlete-cleveland/a-few-short-videos-from-tonight-s-eagle-classic

All eight teams will be playing in some kind of “championship” game tomorrow, but the Preppers will play in the big one, the one between the No. 1 team from one flight (US) and the No. 1 seeded team from the other flight (St. Rita). 


In two games today, the Preppers outscored their opponents, 14-1.

Listen to post-game interview with US Student/Athlete/Defenseman  Zach Weingold, conducted by Norm Weber after the this evening’s Preppers-St. Rita game, by clicking and downloading

https://sites.google.com/a/studentathletecleveland.com/student-athlete-cleveland/post-game-interview-with-us-student-athlete-defenseman-zach-weingold-1

Weingold

Sam Althans was the winning goalie in both games today for the Preppers.

Listen to post-game interview with US Student/Athlete/Goalie  Sam Althans, conducted by Norm Weber after the this evening’s Preppers-St. Rita game, by clicking and downloading

Althans

The game will be played at 11 a.m. here in Winterhurst/Serpentini. One flight is made up of all Cleveland teams and the other of all out-of-state and down-state teams, so all will get a non-familiar opponent tomorrow.

Connor Clemens had a hat trick by the end of the second period and Red Line cohorts Matt Wipper and Ian Robertson each had a pair of goals in that two-period, seven-goal blitzkrieg.

Chapman

Listen to post-game interview with US Student/Athlete/Defenseman  George Chapman , conducted by Norm

https://sites.google.com/a/studentathletecleveland.com/student-athlete-cleveland/us-student-athlete-defenseman-george-chapman 

Lang

Listen to post-game interview with US Student/Athlete/Defenseman Travis Lang, conducted by Norm Weber after the this evening’s Preppers-St. Rita game, by clicking and downloading

https://sites.google.com/a/studentathletecleveland.com/student-athlete-cleveland/us-student-athlete-defenseman-travis-lang

St. Ed is the most likely to play the No. 2 team from the other flight with Holy Name most likely getting in the No. 3 game and Padua the No. 4 game.

One game tomorrow will get cancelled because Cathedral Prep is going home early tonight because with illnesses and game misconducts from tonight, the Ramblers would not have enough players for tomorrow.

To read about yesterday’s first-round games go to today’s A page by clicking link: 

https://sites.google.com/a/studentathletecleveland.com/student-athlete-cleveland/a-page----dec-27-2010

Holy Name  went up on Erie Cathedral Prep early on the other rink this afternoon and went back and forth from that point on, but salvaged a 5-3 win to gain two points in the stands and at worst playing in the game for No. 3


The Namers held a 3-1 lead after two periods, but had keep battling as Ramblers tied it at 3-3 in the second. However, before the break Dave Fastbender put in Holy Name’s fourth goal with assists coming from Justin Ross and Jamie Bucell.

Tim Egan put the Namers up 1-0 at the 1:36 mark of the game and after the Ramblers tied it made it 2-1 at 8:21. Tim Higgenbothem added an unassisted goal in the final minute of the first period.


Wildcats ranked second, Eagles 

third, Preppers fifth, Lancers 

sixth in first state hockey poll


Dec. 28, 2010


COLUMBUS -- St. Ignatius, St. Edward, University School and Gilmour claimed four of the top six spots in the first state poll that came out tonight.


St. Ignatius is ranked second, St. Ed third, US fifth and Gilmour sixth.


STATE POLL

1. St. Francis 59 (5)
2.St.Ignatius 54 (1)
3. St. Edward 49
4. Northview 42
5 University School 41 (1)
6. Gilmour Academy 38
7. St. Johns 35
8. Strongsville 2
9. Parma Padua 2
10. Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit 5

Others receiving votes: Dublin Jerome, Shaker Heights, Dublin Coffman, Findlay, Holy Name and Liberty.

It will be an all-Cleveland final in 

St. Ignatius Christmas Invitational

Dec. 28, 2010

By Norm Weber

Editor

Student/Athlete-Cleveland

normweber@studentathletecleveland.com

www.studentathletecleveland.com

BROOKLYN – St. Ignatius assured itself of a spot in tomorrow’s championship in the St. Ignatius Christmas Hockey Tournament with tonight’s 5-1 win over Northview.

In round-robin play yesterday and today, the Wildcats wound up being the only undefeated team, posting a 3-0 mark. Northview wound up 1-2 and will most likely play in the consolation game tomorrow morning against Erie McDowell.


Liam Geither scored two goals and Mike Avdey, Colt Riemenschneider and Paddy Spellacy one each to led the charges tonight.

To read about today’s second round games go to today’s A page by clicking link:

https://sites.google.com/a/studentathletecleveland.com/student-athlete-cleveland/a-page----dec-28-2010

The Wildcats led 2-0 after one period and had a 3-0 lead early in the third on the way to the sound win over the other Wildcats from Sylvania, the school it defeated in this past March’s state title game.


Mike Abood and Jason Petraska each had two assists. Kevin Joseph and Miles McQuinn also had assists for St. Ignatius (14-3). Iggy outshot Northview, 32-24.

Watch a few short videos from tonight’s Ignatius Invitational Christmas Tourney, filmed by Norm Weber, by clicking and downloading

https://sites.google.com/a/studentathletecleveland.com/student-athlete-cleveland/from-tonight-s-ignatius-invitational-christmas

Going into the nightcap and the last game of round-robin play, Gilmour was two points behind Northview in the standings after the Sylvania boys picked up a half a point by tying Ignatius, 0-0, in the third period of the first game.


All Gilmour needed to get into the title game was to either get a tie and win two of three periods against McDowell or just win outright, which would bring at the bare minimum two and a half points.

The Lancers (13-4) nearly had it in the bag by the end of the first period tonight, picking up one of the two points in winning the period, 1-0, on an unassisted goal by Matt Grider at 8:23.


To read about yesterday’s first-round games go to today’s A page by clicking link: 

https://sites.google.com/a/studentathletecleveland.com/student-athlete-cleveland/a-page----dec-27-2010

Northview’s only win came against McDowell, a win which produced 4.5 of the team’s 6.5 total standings points. Gilmour defeated Northview last night and fell to Ignatius this morning.

The Lancers went on to beat McDowell, 5-1.


Mount Union's men's basketball team 


hosts Waynesburg Thursday; 


Olmsted Falls' Dave Pellerite 


second on team in scoring


Dec. 28, 2010


By Lenny Reich


ALLIANCE -- Mount Union's men's basketball team hosts Waynesburg (Pa.) in the final non-conference game of the 2010-11 season Thursday, Dec. 30 at 7:30 pm at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex in Alliance.


Mount Union (4-7) is coming off a 57-51 win at Muskingum back on Dec. 22 as the Purple Raider have won two of their last three games with that lone loss being a 68-65 overtime loss to LaRoche (Pa.).


The Raiders average 70.1 points per game and junior forward Jimmy Wood (Wintersville/Indian Creek) leads the team in scoring at 14.0 points per game.

Pellerite


Senior forward Dave Pellerite (Olmsted Falls/Olmsted Falls) is second in scoring at 12.4 points per game and leads Mount Union in rebounds (7.8 rpg) and assists (46). 

Waynesburg (4-5) has lost two of their last three games and four of their past six contests heading into a game Wednesday night at fellow Ohio Athletic Conference member Baldwin-Wallace.


The Yellow Jackets score 74.1 points per game and senior guards Steven Iser and Erik Noone lead the squad at 9.2 points per game.


Waynesburg is the second member of the Presidents Athletic Conference that the Raiders have played as they suffered a 79-77 loss at Westminster (Pa.) on Nov. 19. 


The Yellow Jackets are coached by first-year head coach Mark Christner and assisted by former Purple Raider Michael Fatigante.  Fatigante, played at Mount Union from 2004-08, is also a teacher McGuffey (Pa.) High School.


After opening the season with nine-straight road games, Mount Union plays eight of its next nine games at home starting Wed., Jan. 5 against Marietta at 7:30 pm at The MAAC.


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