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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