Heights tops Hudson 3-1 in a league contest at the Rec in Scenic Cleveland Heights. Heights came into the contest as a slight underdog but that didn’t intimidate a scrappy Tiger team.
The first period was a back and fourth affair seeing the puck flow through the neutral zone. Heights took the lead on a short handed goal by second line center Nolan Ramsey. The Freshmen pounced on a loose puck and with a slick move to the backhand notching the go ahead goal. The contest saw penalties on both sides lending early season opportunities for coaches to work on their powerplays and penalty kills.
The second period saw Hudson explore the Cleveland Heights zone putting pressure on Heights goaltender Daniel Lewis. Lewis was up to the task making save after save. Lewis swooped one off the goal line with his glove that was a certain tally. The Heights team was calm under pressure from a mounting Explorer attack and a hostile Hudson student section. The student section followed Lewis from end to end banging on the glass and calling out players by name.
The third period was a battle with Cleveland Heights defenders on their heels but not backing down. Coach Holmes did and excellent job of rotating defensemen and lining up Claude Lewis the Heights defensive specialist to neutralize Hudson’s key attackers. Claude was more than just a defensive stopper on this night he played hero as well. Claude pounced on a puck in front and hammered it home for the “GWG” game winning goal. The night was capped off with a Heights empty net goal by Ned Trivisanno.
The student sections could be seen barking at each other and showing off advanced placement mathematics skills on their fingers. 3 on one hand 1on the other. After the third goal Heights Captains Justin Rink and Owen Lang could be seen shoeing the Hudson student section out from behind the glass. This was a spirited affair for a regular season contest. The story of the game was goaltender Daniel Lewis standing on his head making save after save and a resilient Tiger team defending it’s territory.