KENT, Ohio — In the first year of the Karynn Barlow Memorial Tournament in Kent, Perrysburg ran over the competition in the Red Division, going 4-0 and scoring 26 more goals than their opponents.
The Yellow Jackets defeated Hudson 4-1, Western Reserve Academy 11-1, Kenston 8-1, and Western Reserve Academy again in the championship round, 10-4. Perrysburg is 7-5-1 on the season.
Karynn Barlow passed away in February. She was a Theodore Roosevelt High School teacher and was married to Ben Barlow, longtime Kent Roosevelt head coach.
Bowling Green (8-6-2 overall, 1-1 NHC Red) played its second Northwest Hockey Conference Red Division game Saturday, defeating Anthony Wayne (6-7, 0-3 Red), 8-1. BG is now in fourth in the league with two points.
Toledo St. Francis (4-6-1, 3-1) remains in first with six points in four games. Sylvania Northview (6-5-1, 2-0-1) and Toledo St. John’s (7-6-2, 2-0-1) are tied for second with five points in three games.
There is one more Red Division game before the holiday break. Northview can move into first with a win over AW on Thursday. AW is looking for its first points in the Red Division this year.
The Generals’ last Red Division win was against Northview on Jan. 29 (their only league win last season).
Since joining the Red Division in the 2019-20 season, AW has defeated BG three times, Findlay twice, Perrysburg once and Northview once. AW had four Red wins their first year, two the next, and one in their third season in the Red Division.
Red league games resume the weekend of Jan. 6-8, where Bowling Green, Findlay and Perrysburg each play two games and will try to climb into the Red Division championship race.
Between Christmas and New Year, Findlay and Bowling Green will host the Holly Daze Tournament, with AW and Perrysburg also competing.
The four NHC Red teams will each play New Albany, Dublin Jerome, Cincinnati Moeller and Cleveland Benedictine once. For the first time, there is also a Holly Daze JV bracket.
Nearing the halfway point in NHC White Division league play (eight games played, 12 to go), the Lake club team (9-2 overall) is running away with it at 4-0, having beat everyone else by an average of almost eight goals.
For games not involving Lake, the average goal margin is 2½ goals per game. Clay (6-6-1, 2-1) has the only other winning record and sits in second place. White competition restarts on January 6-7.
Mansfield Senior 56, Rossford 55
LIMA — Rossford was caught in a tight game from start to finish against Mansfield Senior at Lima Senior’s Coach Q Kewpee Holiday Classic Sunday, but the Bulldogs fell, 56-55.
There were two ties and six lead changes, with Mansfield once opening an 11-point lead before Rossford made a run to close the gap, and Rossford’s biggest lead was three points.
Rossford had a one-point lead, 47-46, heading into the final quarter. Rossford falls to 6-2, while Mansfield Senior is 4-1.
Nathaniel Haney scored 16, Kyevi Roane had 14 points and six rebounds, and Rasheed Reed scored 11 to lead the Tygers.
For the Bulldogs, Garette Murphree was 6-for-10 from beyond the arc, accounting for all 18 of his points, and Jake Morrison had 12 points, five rebounds and two steals.
Brenden Revels had 11 points, five rebounds and three assists and Derek Vorst had 11 points on 5-for-8 shooting with six rebounds, three assists and blocked three shots. Brandon Swope had three points, eight rebounds and two assists,
The Bulldogs shot 54% (21-for-39) from the field, were 11-for-24 from downtown (46%) but made just 2-of-10 free throws.
Rossford outrebounded Mansfield 25-23 but had 11 turnovers to the Tygers’ eight. Mansfield’s bench outscored Rossford, 11-0, and the Tygers had one more three-point goal (12-for-27), shooting 44% from, beyond the arc.
For the Tygers, Duke Reese had seven points and five rebounds, Karion Linsey had five points and four assists, and Elias Owens had three points and five rebounds.