KENT, Ohio – A second-period power-play triple – scores of the back-to-back-and belly-to-belly variety – helped the Pirates pull off a comeback victory, as Rocky River defeated Columbus St. Charles, 6-4, on day one of the Greg Shupe Memorial Warrior Shootout on Wednesday.
Tanyon Bajzer and Jake Dobrowsky scored second period goals and Nate Cappellazzo turned aside 17 of 18 shots as the St. Edward Eagles captured the championship of the 22nd annual Padua Holiday Hockey Tournament with a 2-1 win over Olentangy Liberty.
It was the fourth time St. Edward has won the title at the prestigious tournament, but the first time since 2008.
St. Edward out-shot Liberty, 14-3, in the opening period, but the Patriots led, 1-0, on a goal by Max Lundquist. Andrew Vidrick stopped all 14 shots in the period and made 37 saves in the game.
The Eagles eventually broke through, however, and protected the 2-1 lead all the way through a scoreless third period.
Will Lawless scored a pair of power plays goals and Garrett Alderman stopped 24 of 26 shots as the Upper Arlington Golden Bears defeated Sylvania Northview, 4-2, in the fifth-place consolation game at the 2018 Padua Holiday Hockey Tournament.
The game was tied, 2-2, after two periods but third-period goals by UA’s Hunter Triplett and Tim Kramer gave the Bears the winning margin.
Northview’s Tyler Clem made 33 saves and Jared Barfell and Dougie Carter scored for the Wildcats.
With the win, Upper Arlington (3-1-0) finishes in fifth place at the tournament and Sylvania Northview (1-2-1) sixth.