The resurgent Cleveland Heights Tigers have been back in the Red Division of the GCHSHL since 2016-17.
From mid-December 2018 through early January 2019, Heights went on a 5-0-2 run. Maybe it was a case of peaking too early. The Tigers finished 14-13-3 on the season overall and 4-5-1 in league play - good enough to tie Hudson for third place in the Red North East.
Three since graduated seniors – Justin Rink (26-20-46), Owen Lang (24-22-46) and Ned Trivisonno (25-12-37) accounted for 75 of 96 Cleveland Heights goals last season. That is a significant amount of production to replace. Last year’s starting goaltender, Daniel Lewis, aged out as well.
As a result, the Tigers will have a young roster this season with nine underclassmen, including both goalies.
Sophomore forward Vince Holland is off to a nice start with five points (3-2-5) in five games – already surpassing the two goals he scored as a freshman.
A pair of senior defensemen, 6’1”, 180-pound Logan Anderson and Jake Rzepka, will anchor the Tigers blue line.
--- Scott Harrington for Ohio Hockey Digest