Baron Cup II (Quarterfinals)
1 Amherst Steele vs 8 Orange (Isaac Pastrana & Jake Underwood)
4 Olmsted Falls vs 5 Avon Lake (Jaret Andrews & Steve Baker)
2 Midview vs 7 Canfield (Asa Haslage & Christian Cretella)
3 Kent Roosevelt vs 6 Western Reserve (Kevan Arnold & Tommy Carosielli)
Baron Cup II Semifinals
Amherst Steele vs Olmsted Falls (Mac Robinson & Steve Baker)
Midview vs Kent Roosevelt (Mac Robinson & Steve Baker)
Baron Cup II Championship: Midview vs Amherst (Mac Robinson & Steve Baker)
We had incredible action on AllSportsCleveland.com and our exclusive radio coverage of the 2017 Baron Cup. Below is the Championship “Best Of” Timeline as well as full game replays of all the championship games.
Baron Cup III Championship: CVCA vs. Aurora
Baron Cup II Championship: Avon vs. Olmsted Falls
Baron Cup I Championship: Shaker Heights vs. North Olmsted
Written by: Cole Liggett
Brooklyn, Ohio – The final game of the Baron Cup came to you as Shaker Heights Raiders (8-2-0) went up against the North Olmsted Eagles (8-1-1). The Raiders wore white jerseys with red trim and rocked the red shells while North Olmsted wore black jerseys with orange trim and was rocking the black shells. Shaker Heights controlled the puck as they took a total of 39 shots compared to North Olmsted’s 13 shots to goal. Shaker Heights came out on top 8 to 0 as they become the Baron Cup I Champions for the second year in a row.
It started off for both teams as a physical game but Shaker got points first as early on in the first period Daniel Ritts hit a goal that made it a 1 – 0 game. Stephen Staffon of the Raiders scored a goal from a Ben Greenberg assist at the 10:32 mark to make it a quick 2 – 0 game.
In the second period, Shaker Heights went on a roll as they scored three goals to make it a 5 – 0 game. Only 2:28 into the game Ryan Wheeler that was assisted Chris Strnisha that made it a 3 goal lead at 3 – 0. Later in the period at the 1:42 Ben Greenberg hit a beautiful shot that ended up in the back of the net from a assist from Stratton and Anderson.
With seconds to go on the clock Daniel Ritts got a short handed goal from a Britt Anderson assist to close out the middle period with a 5 – 0 lead for the Raiders. Going into the final period of the night, Shaker Heights had a demanding 5 to 0 lead over North Olmsted. It wasn’t enough as DC Benincasa scored a goal from a Campbell / Pollack assist to extend the lead to 6 – 0.
Daniel Ritts had a night he will forever remember as he hit a hat trick of goals to extend the lead to a quick 7 – 0. Shaker Heights final goal of the night came late in the game to seal the deal as DC Benincasa scores another goal to move it to a 8 – 0 score.
Shaker Heights claimed their second straight Baron Cup and plan onto three-peat next year.
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By: Cole Liggett
Brooklyn, Ohio – There was not a seat empty inside the John M. Coyne Center for the Baron Cup II championship as the Avon Eagles (10-0-0) went up against the Olmsted Falls Bulldogs (6-4-0). This was their sixth meeting this year alone, as Avon won all five match-ups this season but history changed tonight as the Olmsted Falls Bulldogs defeated the Avon Eagles to a score of 6 to 1 in the Baron Cup II Championship.
In the first period the Bulldogs put pressure on the Avon Eagles as they took many shots early but nothing landed. A goal by senior forward, Zach Zwiercki at the 4:08 mark to have the Avon Eagles up early 1-0 in the first to give them the momentum early.
Olmsted Falls bounces back and scores a goal to tie it all up at the 8:53 mark from freshman Zach Henley. With 5:34 to go, senior Shane Docherty was put in the sin bin for slashing. Upon that, Avon scores a power play goal off the stick of Cam Wilson to put the Bulldogs infront 2-1 in the first period.
In the middle period, the Olmsted Falls Bulldogs came out hot as they had crisp passing early while Avon had missed opportunities as they could not capitalize off open opportunities that would of put them back into the game.
Avon had more penalty trouble as Jacob Falls goes into the penalty box for cross checking and Owen McDougal for tripping which helped the Bulldogs with opening the third period with a man up.
The third period was a high scoring period for the Bulldogs as they scored four goals in the final 15 minutes of the Baron Cup II Championship and it was all started off with a short handed goal by Bailey Carson that helped Olmsted Falls extend their lead to two.
Shortly after, Patrick Kerr got a goal with 5:30 to go. Avon were desperate as they emptied out the net as it later was a mistake as Olmsted Falls’ Will Moyse hit a empty net goal that made it 5-1 with 4:30 to go. Olmsted Falls answered again as a minute later they extended their lead to 6-1 after a short handed goal by Dominic Conte.
Olmsted Falls defeated the Avon Eagles to a score of 6 to 1 and are crowned the Baron Cup II champions.
Congratulations to Olmsted Falls on your victory.
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Today’s game between the #3 Aurora Greenmen and the #4 CVCA Royals was incredible. This was a matchup between lower seeded teams that showed the number in front of their team name meant absolutely nothing. We watched two incredible teams lay everything on the line and be proud of the way they played.
The first period was two teams that had the transition game going well and two goalies who were playing the position well from a fundamental position. Aurora had some opportunities that they missed. Would those come back to haunt them later?
The second period saw the Greenmen of Aurora come out really aggressively. They supported the puck well, stayed disciplined and exploited CVCA’s desire to play a perimeter game. CVCA’s goalie, Brooks Montgomery, started to struggle seeing the puck and gave up a goal. 1-0 Aurora at the end of the second period. Oh, and CVCA’s superstar defenseman, Hayden Dickerson left for the locker room with just over three minutes remaining in the period and his team trailing.
The third period seemed to spell doom and gloom for CVCA and their faithful but they stuck with it. Soon the momentum began to shift from Aurora thinking this game was theirs for the taking to playing to not lose the game. Hayden Dickerson was able to start the third period and seemed to be fine. Aurora managed to keep it clean, until that shift in momentum. It became clear that CVCA wanted it more and got it, when they tied the game at 1. Aurora began to feel it slipping away and took a penalty right at the end of the period, with the game heading into overtime.
So for the fourth consecutive game in this tournament, we were getting extra hockey. Overtime starting with special teams is never a good thing but Aurora killed off the penalty. Then, barely two minutes into the extra frame, Dickerson proved how clutch he is as he rifled that sneaky wrist shot of his past Joseph Brockway and won the Baron Cup III for the CVCA Royals.
By: Cole Liggett
BROOKLYN, Ohio – It was a packed house inside the John M. Coyne Center as Brooklyn Hurricanes (12-0-0) battle against the Aurora Greenmen (6-5-1). It was a wild game as both teams battled but Aurora came out on top after a wild finish winning it 5 to 4.
In the first, the Greenmen started of their day by scoring a goal 17 seconds into the game with a goal from Tomi Piriren to jump to a 1-0 lead. Later on in the first period, Pirinen scores another goal to extend their lead.
Brooklyn bounced back as they scored a goal from a power play to make it a 2-1 contest. At the end of the first period, both teams ran into trouble as Joe Capretta got a misconduct penalty for kicking a player and was ejected with 40 seconds to go in the first period.
Early in the middle period, the crowd went wild as Brooklyn’s Matt Crossman scores a goal to tie the game up at two. Aaron Wrost scores a goal minutes later to have the Hurricanes extend their lead to a 3 to 2. Brooklyn got on a hot streak as Travis Nieves scores to make it a 4 to 2 contest to close out the second period.
The third period is when the game took a turn as Tomi Pirinen gets a hat trick and slims the lead down to one. With seconds ticking down until the final buzzer freshman Patrick Murray scores his first career goal to tie the game up at 4-4 and sends the game into overtime.
It was a crazy, fast paced overtime period, but the Greenmen came out on top 5-4 after Nick Capretta scores the game winning shot to have the Aurora Greenmen punch their ticket to the championship game and will face CVCA in the Baron Cup III championship on Sunday at 1:00pm.
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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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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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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