Baron Cup Championship Sunday Replays

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

Extra Credit

Adam Eisen

Listening to the games yesterday as a studio analyst wore me out. I cannot imagine how the teams that play today feel. Of course there is another group who deserves credit and those are the teams that lost yesterday.

Often in sports we talk about winners vs. losers. Today and ten years from now, the teams that lost will still be upset about losing. However they deserve respect and admiration for playing their hearts out yesterday.

So what does that have to do with the title of this piece? Extra credit? There is an overarching theme from yesterday’s games. That theme is that Aurora, North Olmsted and Shaker Heights had no business winning their games yesterday.

A shaky goaltender can cost you dearly. Liam Siwik’s teammates bailed him out yesterday. I would suspect he will show up much more focused for the Baron Cup championship game against North Olmsted.

Speaking of North Olmsted, how is it that a team with 11 skaters and two goalies manage to play a quadruple overtime game and then turn around against Shaker Heights? Well, they are the proverbial little engine that could. They are not going to back down. This game has the chance to be the game of the day, and that’s saying something when you think about the fact that there are three title games today.

Finally, there is one last team that needs to be recognized for their extra credit. The Aurora Greenmen. In hockey, there’s a saying: a two goal lead is the worst lead in hockey. Against Brooklyn, this theory proved correct. Aurora is up 2-0, give up four unanswered goals. Brooklyn had home ice advantage throughout the tournament. Aurora’s captain, Joe Capretta, got tossed in the first period yesterday. The game was seemingly lost. Then, with all of five seconds left Aurora tied it up at 4 and managed to win it in overtime.

With all three of these teams playing overtime games and spending the day on an emotional roller coaster, they will need that extra credit today to give their teams every opportunity to win.

It Took Three Overtimes for Shaker Heights to Get Into Baron Cup I Championship

By: Cole Liggett

BROOKLYN, Ohio – The second game of the night was between the Shaker Heights Red Raiders (8-2-0) went up against Hudson Explorers (8-2-0). The Red Raiders came out on ice with white/red jerseys while rocking the red shells and Hudson was wearing their navy blue jersey with black shells. It was a game for the ages as it took three overtimes to decide the outcome of the game as Shaker Heights defeat Hudson in triple overtime 5-4.

Hudson came out shooting and Maxwell Cole was the first to score for Hudson as Hudson moved up 1-0 at the 12:06 mark. Shaker Heights bounced back and tied it up after Daniel Ritts scored a goal to make it a 1-1 game.

Hudson took the lead after Eric Halford scored with 4:32 left in the first period that moved the Explorers into the lead. Shaker Heights tied it back up after scoring a goal with under ten seconds to go in the first from a Patrick Richards goal that made it a 2-2 game at the end of the first period.

Hudson scored at the 7:28 mark from a goal by Alex Nawn that made it a 3-2 game in the second period. Shaker then scored with a power play goal from a Evan Grossman-McKee with 5:28 in the game to tie the game up at 3.

Overtime was not enough for the two teams as they came out and took shots, yet at the end of the extra period no one had scored.

It took until the third overtime to put this one to sleep as Ben Greenberg plowed through Explorer defenders to hit the game winning shot to put the Shaker Heights into the Baron Cup I Championship and will go against the winner of the Cleveland Heights/North Olmsted game.

Eli Mooneyham from NEOSI got the game winning shot, check it out below.

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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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