Pee Wee Travel cruises to tourney title
The NCCYHA Steelers Pee Wee Travel team recently won the Garfield Heights Hockey Tournament.
In their first game, the Steelers overpowered Strongsville, 7-1.
Ryan Waterman had a hat trick for the Steelers, with Alex Paluch netting two goals and Trevor Persch and Chris Waterman each getting one. Tate Olson had two assists, and Paluch, Simon Davis, Darwin Westlund, Chris Waterman, Caleb Gornikiewicz and Brandon Wronski each had one helper.
Joey Yeager was the defensive standout, and Anthony Fitz-Gerald got the win in net.
In the second game, NCCYHA continued its dominance with an 8-3 verdict over Garfield.
Ryan Waterman once again led the Steelers with two goals, while Alex Paluch, Chris Waterman, Tate Olson, Micah Davis, Trevor Persch and Brandon Wronski each found the back of the net once.
Assists were credited to Paluch (2), Wronski (2), Persch (2), Joey Yeager, Simon Davis, Micah Davis and Caleb Gornikiewicz. Micah Davis was the defensive standout with Anthony Fitz-Gerald once again providing a solid backstop for the Steelers.
Anthony Fitz-Gerald and Zack Waterman shined in the third game as they combined to shutout Geauga, 5-0.
Alex Paluch led the Steelers with two goals and an assist, Caleb Gornikiewicz had one goal and an assist, Joey Yeager had one goal and an assist, Ryan Waterman scored once and Kinnan Finnegan and Chris Waterman each had an assist. Simon Davis was strong at the blue line.
In the championship game, NCCYHA handled Garfield again, this time, 12-2.
The Steelers’ victory was led once again by Ryan Waterman who had his second hat trick of the tourney. Scoring two goals for the Steelers were Alex Paluch, Tate Olson and Chris Waterman. Caleb Gornikiewicz, Trevor Persch and Brandon Wronski each added a goal. Assists were credited to Paluch (4), Gornikiewicz (2), Joey Yeager (2) and Persch (1).
Kinnan Finnegan was the defensive standout, and Anthony Fitz-Gerald and Zack Waterman made several key saves.
Alex Paluch’s two goals and four assists earned him the championship game MVP award.