Cleveland Heights fell to Hudson, 4-0, in the opening round of Baron Cup I on Feb. 6.
The Tigers were down two players due to illness.
“We lost a tough game to Hudson. Our team was missing two players that were sick and unable to play. This definitely caused us to change things up to help fill in those gaps,” Heights coach Eddie Babcox said.
“Hudson simply played a good game, they did everything right that helped them win the game. They were able to wear down our short bench. By the third period we were were simply too tired to put up a comeback.
“This was a disappointing way to end the Baron Cup tournament, but I give credit to Hudson for playing a flawless game. However, our team never gave up and put in the extra effort they knew they had to put in in order to beat Hudson with the short bench. As a coach that’s all you can ask for out if you’re players. That’s what makes me proud of this group is that they work hard every shift. Unfortunately we came up short in the Baron Cup.”