SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio — The Bowling Green High School hockey team competed in the three-game Thornton Park Tournament in Shaker Heights, Ohio, last weekend, going 2-1.
They lost to Mentor, 2-1, in a shootout on Friday, then beat Rocky River, 4-2, on Saturday and Hudson, 5-3, on Sunday. The Bobcats improve to 6-7-1
The Bobcats also went 2-1 in the Thornton Park tourney last year. They have been playing in this tournament since at least 1989.
The Bobcats’ tournament opponents, Mentor, Rocky River and Hudson, are all in the Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League Red Division, along with Cleveland Benedictine, Avon, Amherst Steele, and Olmsted Falls.
Bowling Green has only played one Northwest Hockey Conference Red Division game so far but will face Anthony Wayne at 8 p.m. on Saturday at Bowling Green State University’s Slater Family Arena.
The Bobcats are 0-1 in the NHC Red, while AW is 6-6 overall and 2-2 in the Red Division.
Ice problems at the South Metro Sports Ice House in Centerville led to the cancellation of Saturday’s Toledo Whitmer game with Mason, however Perrysburg was able to miraculously get ice at the Heritage Bank Center in Cincinnati, where the ECHL Cyclones play, instead.
Perrysburg won their varsity game with the Northern Kentucky Norse, 5-1, on Saturday morning. The Yellow Jackets’ Sunday games at South Metro were canceled. The Yellow Jackets are 3-5-1.
This upcoming weekend, Perrysburg and Whitmer (2-4-1) are playing in the Karynn Barlow Memorial Tournament in Kent.
The Yellow Jackets will be in the Red bracket of the tournament and the Panthers will be in the White. Both will play against a variety of Cleveland area teams in the GCHSHL.
The tournament is named for Karynn Barlow, who passed away in February. She was a Theodore Roosevelt High School teacher and was married to Ben Barlow, longtime Kent Roosevelt hockey coach.
The Lake club team, 8-1 overall, has played all four of the other NHC White Division teams in league play once and has dominated, going 4-0.
The two non-mercy games were five and six goal margins. In all nine games, Lake has scored 82 goals and given up 21.
Lake defeated Clay (2-4-1, 1-1), 11-1, Friday at Tam-O-Shanter. Five first period goals got Lake started, but Clay was able to get four minutes into the third period before succumbing to the 10-goal mercy rule.
On Saturday, Lake defeated Springfield (0-5-1, 0-2-1), 10-0. This mercy by Lake also went four minutes into the third period. The Blue Devils kept up for one period (down only 1-0) but the Flyers netted six in the second period.
This weekend, Lake hosts Bedford at 6 p.m. Saturday at Slater Arena.
Rossford boys bowling starts 3-0
ROSSFORD — The Rossford boys bowling team started the season a combined 3-0, winning their second match last Tuesday, 2,714-2,708, over Eastwood.
For Rossford, Quintan Borden bowled a 211-203-414 and Owen Hill bowled 203-192-395.
The Rossford girls lost to Eastwood, 2,297-1,891, despite a 169-132-301 by Rossford bowler Cydnee Baney and a 150-143-293 by Kaitlyn Dewey.
On Friday, the Rossford boys defeated Maumee, 2,314-2,219 at Interstate Lanes. Borden bowled 229-201-430 and Hill bowled 192-195-387. There was no girls match.