Red Raiders Tame Mustangs as Shaker Heights Moves on in the Baron Cup I

By: Cole Liggett

Brooklyn, Ohio – A top seeded Shaker Heights Red Raiders (10-1-1) team came into the John M. Coyne Center to take on the eight seed Strongsville Mustangs (4-9-1).

After a hard fought battle in the first period, The Red Raiders found the goal 5 times to defeat the Strongsville Mustangs 5-2. The Red Raiders were wearing white with a red accent with red shells while Strongsville Mustangs were rocking green jerseys with black shells.

With a very fast and physical game between both teams in the first period, but you had to wait until a goal in the second period until either team put the puck in the back of the net.

The first goal of the night came from a Wyatt Eisen goal 10:27 to go into the second period. The senior defensman’s teammate Brent Anderson put a goal of his own to make it a quick 2-0 lead in favor of the  Raiders. Shaker Heights were on fire in the second period and showed it after scoring their third unanswered goal in this Baron Cup matchup from a goal by Evan Grossman – McKee at the 11:35 mark in the middle period to make it 3-0 with a Red Raider lead.

Early in the third period, Brent Anderson landed his second goal of the night to extend the lead to make it 4-0. Senior Captain Bryce Born ends the cold streak for the Strongsville Mustangs after squeezing  in a goal to make a 4 to 1 lead for Shaker Heights. Wyatt Eisen hit his second goal of the night off of a power play to extend the lead to 5-1. A late period goal by Kyle Mattson of Strongsville made it a 5-2 lead for Shaker Heights. After his goal, Kyle Mattson got upset after a penalty and got a game misconduct and they sent him to the showers with a minute to go in the game.

Shaker Heights will move on in the Baron Cup and look to verse the winner of Midview and Hudson.

 

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Lions Slash Benedictine 6-2, As NDCL Moves On To The Baron Cup II Semifinals

By: Cole Liggett

Brooklyn, Ohio – In a high-energy, fast-paced game NDCL scored 6 against Benedictine’s 2 to let the Lions move on in the 2017 Baron Cup. Both teams were determined and wanted this win but NDCL found the net easier than Benedictine.

With NDCL’s Ryan MacDonald and Trent Antczak both hitting two goals and dominant defense by the Lions, Benedictine couldn’t match. Connor Zoul and C.J Natale both got 1 goal to help push the Lions to a bigger margin, yet Matt Carson was the flame that kept the Bengals on the board by scoring the only two goals of the game.

NDCL won the game 6-2 to move onto in the Baron Cup and will move on to verse the Avon Eagles.

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Chagrin Falls Tigers Maul Orange Lions In Baron Cup II Quarterfinal, 5-2

By: Cole Liggett

Brooklyn, Ohio – Chagrin Falls Tigers (9-0-1) went up against the Orange Lions (5-5-0) for the semifinals for Baron Cup II. Colors collided as both teams fought early and fast. Despite all their efforts, the Lions fall prey to the Tigers 5-2

Orange got out first thanks to Kyle Hadden getting the Lions on the board first with 8:48 to make it 1-0 but Chagrin bounced back by matching goals and tying it 1-1 before the first period ended.

When the second period rolled around, both teams were giving their all but Chagrin Falls came up on top by scoring two goals in the middle period, both by Matt McCuskey, a sophomore that now has 8 points on the season.

The Tigers start off the third period very quick by answering with their 4th goal of the night from Tommy Mallat who got his 19th goal of the season. Orange ends the cold streak by answering back at the 8:53 mark with a goal by Scott Hill to make it a 4-2 game.

Late in the game, Chagrin Falls sealed the deal with a late second goal to move on in the Baron Cup with a win 5-2 over the Orange Lions

First Seed Avon Eagles Soar To 4-2 Victory Over Bay In Baron Cup II Semi-Finals

by Cole Liggett

Brooklyn, Ohio – The Avon Eagles (10-0-0) went up against the Bay Rockets (5-5-0) for the first round of the Baron Cup Quarterfinal II. As the players skated on the ice, Avon Eagles are rocking the white/purple and the Bay Rockets rocked the very patriotic red/white/blue. Avon defeated Bay 4-2 to move onto the winner of the NDCL or Benedictine.

Early in the first period, both teams were physical and fast pace but Avon took an early lead from a shot by Shane Doherty with 5:21 to play in the first period with the help of his teammate Zach Zweircki that helped them take a 1-0 lead.

The second period was a hard-hitting battle between both teams. Bay Rockets bounced back and tied the game with 5:30 left due to a goal from Jake Gaudino and assist from Will Kenney to make it 1-1. Avon would answer back with two consecutive goals from Ian Darbe and Will Kenney respectively.

The final period started and Avon started off hot with a goal by Jake Gaudino at the 12:56 mark to slim the lead down to a 3-2 lead by the Avon Eagles. Avon matched Bay’s goal by getting a goal to extend the lead to 4-2 with 8:42 to go in the battle to move on in the Baron Cup.

Opening Night Baron Cup Tripleheader on AllSportsCleveland.com

By Anthony Alford

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Today begins our exclusive radio coverage of the 2017 Baron Cup from the John M.Coyne Rec Center in Brooklyn, OH. Listen to our coverage right here on AllSportsCleveland.com and on the TuneIn app @ BeOnAir.com-All Sports Cleveland.

Coverage begins today at 2 pm with a special edition of The Main Event as we preview the Baron Cup along with Super Bowl reaction. 2 pm ET, The Main Event: Rob Rozycki, Eli Moon, and Anthony Alford.

Then at 4 pm, we will have the Baron Cup pregame show live from our studios in Valley View.

4 pm ET (30 minutes before each game) Baron Cup Pregame: Dan Lukas (Host), Eli Moon, Ray Gullatt, Raychel Griffin (Analysts), Brandon Wallace (Camera)

At 4:30 pm, the first Baron Cup III quarterfinal will take place as the Avon Lake Shoremen face the CVCA Royals with Danny Simpson and Cole Liggett on the call.

4:30ET Baron Cup III Quarterfinal: 1 Avon Lake vs 4 CVCA:  Danny Simpson, Cole Liggett

That will be followed by two Baron Cup II quarterfinal games with the Avon Eagles against the Bay Rockets. Rob Rozycki and I will be on the call.

6:30ET(***Appx 30 mins after Game 1) Baron Cup II Quarterfinal: 1 Avon vs 4 Bay  Anthony Alford, Rob Rozycki

Isaac Pastrana and Jeff Strich will bring you all the action of Chagrin Falls vs. Orange.

8:30ET(***Appx 30 mins after Game 2) Baron Cup II Quarterfinal: 1 Chagrin Falls vs 4 Orange Isaac Pastrana, Jeff Strich.

Other OMS students involved with today’s coverage: Kristian Calhoun, Jermaine Winston, Arielle Sharp, and Tan Askew.

LIVE Broadcast:Baron Cup Coverage Starts Monday On All Sports Cleveland

Written by David Sprouse

The Baron Cup begins Monday, February 6, 2017 and goes through February 13, 2017. You can use the TuneIn Radio app to hear all the fast-paced, heart-pounding action as it happens on allsportscleveland.com, part of the Be On Air Network. Click Listen Live on the right to join the broadcast.

Hear guys from the Main Event as they kick things off covering twenty-four high school hockey games until there is a champion crowned. For more information on the Baron Cup, visit neosportsinsiders.com for complete coverage.

Follow us on Twitter @neosportsinside and acebook.com/neosportsinsiders. Follow me @neosi_Sprouse and my partner, Eli @Eli_Mooneyham. NEO Sports Insiders, bringing you the best in Cleveland sports.

Monsters’ Locked Down By Iowa’s Stalock 3-0

CLEVELAND – The AHL’s Cleveland Monsters, were defeated by the Iowa Wild in front of 10,687 fans at The Q on Friday by a final score of 3-0.

With the loss, the Monsters are now 20-18-1-3 this season and with a .524 points percentage, currently sit alone in fifth place in the AHL’s Central Division standings.

The Wild potted the opening period’s lone score at 13:03 when Mario Lucia held Iowa’s offensive blue line following a Monsters clearing attempt and wired home an unassisted, even-strength goal to make it 1-0 Wild through 20 minutes of play.

In the second, Iowa extended their lead to 2-0 at 6:31 when Christoph Bertschy deflected a bouncing puck past Cleveland net-minder Anton Forsberg at even-strength and the Wild capped a 3-0 victory with a Teemu Pulkinen empty-net score at 18:17 of the third.

Forsberg fell to 13-10-2 in net for the Monsters this season by virtue of a nine-save performance while Iowa’s Alex Stalock improved to 15-10-4 between the pipes for the Wild by posting a 27-save shutout, his third of the season.

The Monsters’ loss dropped Cleveland out of fourth place in the Central Division for the first time since December 28th of last year, as the Monsters held the Wild to a single-game season low of 12 shots on goal in defeat.

The win was Iowa’s franchise-record fifth consecutive victory and extended the Wild’s franchise-best road winning streak to eight games, matching the Providence Bruins’ league-wide season-long mark.

Next up for the Monsters, it’s a Saturday rematch vs. the Wild with full coverage, live from The Q, underway at 7:00 pm on SportsTime Ohio, 99X and the Monsters Hockey Network.

Johnny Manziel Signs Autographs For Fans At Mall In Texas

KATY, Texas – Johnny Football continues on his road to recovery and finds himself signing autographs for an hour and a half at a local mall sports memorabilia store.

This is his second autograph session, the first coming during Super Bowl weekend.

Fans and jokers alike joined the former Cleveland Brown as he signed over 150 autographs and sold professional photographs for $99 as he shook hands as well as took pictures with fans.

Texas A&M Alumni appeared to give him support as he has made it evident that he is trying to clean up his life in hopes of repairing his reputation and possibly, one day return to the NFL.

Spectators were the only ones able to speak with Manziel, as he declined to comment to media personnel. Read the entire article as reported by ESPN from Thursday’s event here and see the video.

Pranksters even took pictures with him posing in their favorite Johnny Football moments from 2016.

The Scooby-Doo costume and the ridiculous stack of cash from a night at the casino before his last trip to Las Vegas where he was seen rolling them up…

I bet after signing all of those footballs, helnets and jerseys, he still had a stack of money similar to this upon leaving, but I bet you he remembers it this time and his eyes are open in more than one way.

Continued wishes for good luck on his journey into sobriety, which he says he has accomplished without professional help. As I alluded to in my last article about Johnny, he wants to thank all of the people who helped get back to where he is today.