- Neil Conway III
Street Heat Tournament - Schools Out 2017
The first youth Dek Hockey Tourney in Northeast Ohio was a success with the visitors from Iron City taking home the hardware. Their celebration was enthusiastic, in Stanley Cup style, holding the prize high on the same rink several Penguins played on in the NHL All Star outdoor game a few years back. The entire roster registered points; including Ethan and Larson Lindberg, Cohen Nackrelli, Joe Moore, Jacob Battista, Chad McCurdy, Tony Micco, Cam Fettis, Alex Pastievas and Alex Trzcinski. The Junior Jacks (sponsored by the Okicki Hockey Training Center) also made the Final with a local hockey player-filled roster including Tallon Rice, Joe and Jake Mackey, Carter Rosala, Caleb Rivchun, Ryder Beegun, Colt Adams and Logan Linsz in net. The Free Agents tied the Jr. Jacks in the opening round, but lost to them in the Semi-Final after a 1-1-1 record. They finished third overall with Bobby Ivancic in goal, and Aidan McKito, Matt Solomon, Brandon and Gavin Fratantonio, Derek Faulisi, Ryan Schmitt and K. Sping all showing determination and hustle in the day-long event. The Snipers from Mentor Youth Hockey lost in the semi Final also, admirably risking a younger roster, but finishing with a stunning goal against the Bulls in the final minute of play. Kudos to a never-say-die attitude to Graham Bryant, Shaun Smith, Simon Contorno, Brennan Gable, Aden Foster, Nick Biodolillo, Charlie Johnson and goaltender Will Rigo.