Creek Breaks All-Time Scoring Streak Record at the Military Appreciation Night Game!

With their dominant 11-2 win over Mason on Saturday, January 22, 2022, Beavercreek’s 2021-2022 team achieved 13 consecutive winds, breaking the previous record of 12. Both senior Captain Thomas bush and junior Joey Donahue logged hat tricks, with the other goals scored by junior Riley Hanson (2), junior Owen Huff (1), senior Danny Pearl (1), and sophomore Mason Washburn (1). Senior Ben Duford and sophomore Ian Champagne split the game in net. With this victory, Creek has a stellar 18-2-1 record so far this season.

Creek also honored our uniformed military and veterans with their patriotic jerseys and recognition of military family members from both teams and those in the crowd. The team was especially grateful for our special guest, U.S. Air Force Colonel Joel Luker, who performed a ceremonial puck drop. A longtime hockey player and Beavercreek sponsor, test pilot Col. Luker has flown in 50 combat aircraft in his 27 years of service to our nation.

Next game will be this Friday, January 28, 2022, at 7pm at South Metro Sports vs Springboro, where the Beavers will endeavor to extend the record to 14! Springboro will be charging $5 entry, and you can purchase your ticket(s) here: https://boropanthers.com/partner/28/event/306/buy-tickets. If you can not make it, watch livestreamed on our YouTube page here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5G_fNy3IMOXBi20S91tiDg

U.S. Air Force Colonel Joel Luker
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Creek goes 4-0 to win the 2022 Ehrnfelt Tournament and Ties All-Time Winning Streak Record!

Creek dominated play at the 2022 Ehrnfelt Tournament in Strongsville, Ohio, over the Martin Luther Day weekend. The Beavers faced the home-team Strongsville Mustangs in the first game, winning 5-2. Game #2 vs. Columbus St. Francis ended with the score 5-0, with Creek goalies senior Ben Duford and sophomore Ian Champagne share the shutout. Game #3 vs. Columbus Academy Vikings saw a dominant 9-2 Creek win, led by senior Captain Thomas Bush’s impressive six point game (3 goals, 3 assists). In the championship game, Columbus Academy fired 34 shots on the Beaver net in the first two periods, but goalie Duford allowed the Vikings only one goal and Creek’s defense kept the Vikings shotless in the third. The Beavers made the best of the chances, and the game ended 9-1, including a hat trick by sophomore Alex Elsner.

Bush led in points for the weekend, with nine goals and six assists. Elsner and junior Joey Donahue both earned nine points (7 goals, 2 assists and 6 goals, 3 assists respectively), and junior Alternate Captain Riley Hanson contributed 7 points (3 goals, 4 assists). Defenseman junior Alternate Captain Carson Cox continued his key playmaking with six assists. Creek goalies once again solidly backstopped the team, with Duford fending off 71 of 74 shots (95.9%) and Champagne 26 of 28 (92.9%).

Creek tied the all-time winning streak record of 12 games with their win in the championship game (and now site 17-2-1 so far in the season)! They will be looking to break this record at the Military Appreciation Night game this Saturday, January 22, vs. the Mason Comets at the Kettering Rec Center. Come out to cheer on your Beavers!

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Beavercreek Varsity Hockey on Fire!!! – Season Update

At 9-2-1 in regular season play so far, Beavercreek’s 2021-2022 Varsity Hockey team is on pace to shatter the all-time win record of 23 set in 2005! Our team also went 3-0 in the Mayor’s Cup to capture this vaunted trophy for the fourth year in a row, including a 4-0 shutout against Springboro and a nail-biting OT win against Alter (see the game winning goal here: https://youtu.be/Jalbr73-HBk). In the 25th Annual Frozen Creek Tournament, Creek went undefeated in round robin play, but lost by one goal in the championship game to take the second place trophy.

Scoring is spearheaded by team captain senior Thomas Bush, who has 23 goals (and an impressive 4 hat tricks and 13 assists), followed by junior Joey Donahue, who has potted 10 goals (one hat trick and two assists). Other playmakers include junior alternate captain Riley Hanson (7 goals, 6 assists), sophomore Alex Elsner (6 goals, 6 assists), and junior alternate captain defenseman Carson Cox (11 assists). With the power play at 26%, the Beavers have been making other teams pay for taking penalties (and conversely sending few of our players to the box).

Creek’s stingy defense is reflected in 50 goals for vs. 26 goals against and a 92% penalty kill average. Creek’s goalies, senior Ben Duford, who has notched two shutouts, and sophomore Ian Champagne both have save percentages over 90%, with goals against just above 2 per game.

Beavercreek’s next 2 games will be on the road, facing Elder at 10am on January 2, 2022, at the Northlands Ice Center and Gahanna Lincoln at 2:30pm on January 4, 2022, at Nationwide Arena. Next home game at the Kettering Ice Arena will see the Beavers taking on Talawanda at 10pm on January 7, 2022. Come out and cheer on your team, or watch the games live-streamed on the Beavercreek Varsity Hockey YouTub page her: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5G_fNy3IM)XBi20S91tiDg

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