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Step One Creative Peewees Battle in Snowbelt Action

OSWEGO, NY – The Step One Creative Peewee Red Hockey Team of the Oswego Minor Hockey Association lost 5-3 at Thousand Islands, and 4-1 at Elmira, before capturing a decisive 7-0 home win over Valley in recent Snowbelt League action.

Step One Creative is now 14-4 overall and
6-2 in the Snowbelt Red Division.

Bryson Bush (center) of the Step One Creative Peewee Red Team of the Oswego Minor Hockey Association skates up the ice with teammates Marcus Baker (left) and Aidan Taylor in recent action. Bush had three goals and an assist in the team’s Snowbelt League games this past weekend against Elmira, Thousand Islands, and Valley. Photo Credit: Rick Back

Bryson Bush (center) of the Step One Creative Peewee Red Team of the Oswego Minor Hockey Association skates up the ice with teammates Marcus Baker (left) and Aidan Taylor in recent action. Bush had three goals and an assist in the team’s Snowbelt League games this past weekend against Elmira, Thousand Islands, and Valley.Photo Credit: Rick Back

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 The Oswego squad jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in this matchup against Thousand Islands in Clayton. Step One’s Aidan Taylor scored off a feed from winger Lukas Cady at the 11:20 mark of the first period, before Cady gathered his own goal just seconds later. Step One Creative would add another later in the second when defenseman Bryson Bush went coast to coast for the tally.

Despite the two early goals by Oswego, the Thousand Islands team came out very strong in the second and third periods, scoring five goals with a relentless offensive attack against the visiting Bucs.

Oswego goalie Hunter Lawton had 26 saves against 31 shots in the loss.

“They (Thousand Islands) really came out aggressive in the second period, and then continued their strong play in the third,” said Step One Creative Head Coach Frank Brosch. “I thought our kids played very well early, but just couldn’t stop the relentless pressure in our zone later in the game.”

Elmira 4 Step One Creative 1
On the road at Elmira’s First Arena, the Step One Bucs lost 4-1 against the league leading and undefeated Jackals. Elmira jumped out to an early 3-0 lead on Step One, scoring three goals in the first six minutes of the matchup. A balanced offensive attack and strong passing paced Elmira in the first period.

Oswego’s Spencer Stepien got the Bucs on the board at 13:30 of the second period, when Aidan Taylor shot wide of the net and Stepien gathered the rebound to make it 3-1. Elmira would add one more late in the second to close out the scoring.

“They scored three goals very early,” said Brosch, “but our team held them to a tie the rest of the game. This was a very good hockey team and our kids worked hard after the tough start.”

Oswego was outshot 36-21 in the game, and goalie Hunter Lawton had 32 saves.

Step One Creative 7 Valley 0
In their matchup on home ice against Valley, the Step One Bucs scored seven unanswered in the second and third periods to pick up the Snowbelt win 7-0.

Oswego’s Cady and Bush paced the Bucs with two goals and an assist each. Stepien, Marcus Baker, and Patrick Galvin added a goal and one assist each, while Noah Delaney picked up two assists.

Lawton had 22 saves in the win, and registered his seventh shutout of the season.

“It was a tight game after one period,” said Brosch, “but our team really started pressuring their end of the ice and took advantage of some opportunities. “Hunter continues to play very strong in net, and it was great to see the team play at the level of hockey we have come to expect from them.”

According to Brosch, the defensive efforts of Bush, Tommy Back, Cole Cullinan, Joseph DiBlasi, and Tyler May also attributed to the win.

The Bucs travel to Watertown and Pulaski (Salmon River) this weekend for Snowbelt League games.

The Step One Creative Peewee coaching staff includes: Head Coach Frank Brosch, and Assistants Andy DiBlasi, Pete Cullinan, and Phil Cady.

OVIA Insurance In Holiday Spirit At Fitzhugh Park

Holiday Spirit at Fitzhugh Park

Holiday Spirit at Fitzhugh Park.

OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego office of OVIA Insurance Agencies donated an entire Christmas dinner and gifts for children at Fitzhugh Park Elementary School recently.

It was part of the insurance agency’s annual holiday giving program.

OVIA’s Oswego employees traditionally select a school or local charity to make these donations to during the holiday season.

At Fitzhugh Park recently from left are: Debra Carson, OVIA Insurance Agencies; Karyn Kirwin, Fitzhugh Park School Nurse; and Amanda Serow, OVIA Insurance Agencies.

OVIA Acquires Bartlett’s Insurance

OSWEGO, NY – OVIA Insurance Agencies has announced the acquisition of Bartlett’s Insurance Agency, effective January 1, 2015, according to Chuck Harrington, OVIA President.

Susan Bartlett, owner of Bartlett’s Insurance Agency, is shown pictured with Jim Poindexter, OVIA Insurance Agencies Vice President (left); Chuck Harrington, OVIA President; and Clark Stanton, Licensed Insurance Agent. OVIA Insurance Agencies recently announced the acquisition of the Bartlett’s Insurance Agency, effective January 1, 2015.

Susan Bartlett, owner of Bartlett’s Insurance Agency, is pictured with Jim Poindexter, OVIA Insurance Agencies Vice President (left); Chuck Harrington, OVIA President; and Clark Stanton, Licensed Insurance Agent. OVIA Insurance Agencies recently announced the acquisition of the Bartlett’s Insurance Agency, effective January 1, 2015.

Bob Bartlett founded Bartlett’s Insurance in Oswego in 1949, and built a reputation for providing a broad line of insurance products and services to their clients.

Susan Bartlett, who is Bob’s daughter-in-law, has operated the business for years and just recently announced her retirement.

She is now working through the end of the year to assist OVIA Insurance Agencies on the transition.

“To ensure continuous and uninterrupted service to the Bartlett’s Insurance Agency customers, I have made provisions with OVIA to continue to service our accounts,” Bartlett said in a letter to her customers. “They have a history in the insurance industry that dates back more than 100 years, and I have every faith that you will find them as attentive to your account as I have been.”

“Their office at 166 W. First St. in Oswego will be only a block away from our former Bartlett location, or you can make arrangements to be serviced from any of their other five locations, in Fulton, Phoenix, Mexico, Brewerton or Clayton,” she said.”I would like to thank everyone for the business, confidence and loyalty that you have placed in me over the years.”

“We greatly appreciate the trust and commitment that Susan has shown our agency, and wish her only the best in her retirement,” said Harrington. “We look forward to providing her customers with the same level of service and attentiveness that she has provided for so many years.”

OVIA was founded in 1997 upon the merger of two longstanding local insurance agencies that provided service to the community since the late 1800s. Dowd & Harrington, Inc. and Streeter & VanSanford, Inc. merged to form OVIA, and today operate six offices in Oswego, Onondaga and Jefferson counties including Oswego, Fulton, Phoenix, Brewerton, Mexico, and Clayton. Their offices service over 10,000 clients.

OVIA offers customers a broad range of business and personal insurance, including property, liability, automobile, health and recreational products.

For more information on OVIA Insurance Agencies call (315) 343-6310, or visit www.insureit.com

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OMHA Snowbelt Bantam and Peewee Red Teams Partner with OCO Meals on Wheels Program

Oswego Minor Hockey Association Snowbelt Bantam and Pee Wee (Red) teams spent some time between practices to put together Blizzard Bags for the Oswego County Opportunities Meals on Wheels Program.  blizzard bags photoThe bags will be delivered to homebound individuals enrolled in the Meals on Wheels program and contain non-perishable food items to that can be eaten in the event that their regular meals are not able to be delivered due to bad weather.  

Step One Creative Peewees Reach Championship Game of Lysander Thanksgiving Tourney

OSWEGO, NY – The Step One Creative Peewee Red hockey team of the Oswego Minor Hockey Association lost 3-0 to Kemptonville in the championship game of the 2014 Lysander Thanksgiving Tournament, held this past weekend in Lysander.

The Bucs went undefeated in four games, before losing in the finals to the Ontario, Canada team.

In this past weekend’s tournament, the Bucs won 6-0 over Valley, 5-2 against NGS, 3-1 over Nepean, 8-0 in the semi-final game against Camillus, and lost 3-0 to Kemptonville.

The Step One Creative Peewee Red hockey team is shown pictured this past weekend with their runner-up trophy at the annual Lysander Thanksgiving Tournament. The Bucs won four games in the tourney, but lost 3-0 in the championship game against Kemptonville of Ontario, Canada.

The Step One Creative Peewee Red hockey team is shown pictured this past weekend with their runner-up trophy at the annual Lysander Thanksgiving Tournament. The Bucs won four games in the tourney, but lost 3-0 in the championship game against Kemptonville of Ontario, Canada.


Step One Creative Peewees 6 Valley 0
In the opening game of the Lysander Tourney against Valley, the Bucs played strong throughout for the 6-0 win.

Spencer Stepien led the scoring with two goals, with Patrick Galvin, Keith Vivlamore, Lukas Cady, and Marcus Baker adding one each.

Aidan Taylor had two assists, while Tommy Back and Galvin each set up one.

Goalie Hunter Lawton had eight saves in the contest, earning the win, and the shutout.

The strong overall play of Bryson Bush, Cole Cullinan, Joe DiBlasi, Tyler May and Noah Delaney also helped secure the win.

“Our team really came out strong in the opener, and it showed that they could run deep in this tournament,” said Step One Creative Head Coach Frank Brosch.

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Step One Creative’s next game against the NGS Braves of Ontario, Canada was once again a strong effort for the Bucs, jumping out to a two-goal lead early in the game, and then coasting to a 5-2 win.

Oswego’s Vivlamore opened up the scoring unassisted at 11:53 of the first period, followed up just seconds later by a Bush goal off a feed from Galvin.

Galvin would add his own marker in the second, off an assist by Stepien, before Cady and Taylor each added goals later in the period to secure the win.

Lawton had six saves in net to pick up the second win of the tourney.

“Our kids came out very strong and played great at both ends of the ice,” said Brosch.

Step One Creative Peewees 3 Nepean 1
In their third tourney matchup Step One Creative defeated Nepean 3-1. After a scoreless first period, and a 1-1 score after two, the Bucs opened it up in the final period with two goals to get the win.

“Nepean had struggled their first couple of games of the tourney, and really came out and played tough against us,” said Brosch. “We were pleased to get the win, and liked the strong play in the third period.”

Cady opened up the scoring in the second period off a feed from Taylor, and Vivlamore added the two deciding goals in the third. Back and Galvin were credited with the assists.

Lawton continued his strong play with nine saves in net.

Step One Creative 8 Camillus 0
After their strong pool play in the tourney, the Bucs earned a top seed in their division, and faced off against Camillus.

The Bucs had a balanced scoring attack throughout, led by Taylor’s three-goal hat trick. Baker added two goals, and Stepien, Cady and Delaney one each. Picking up assists in the lopsided victory were Stepien and Vivlamore two each, and May and Diblasi with one apiece.
“Our players really wanted a spot in the championship game, and this strong win was representative of that effort and determination,” said Brosch. “We have a very balanced and offense-minded team, and it showed in this matchup.”

Lawton earned his second shutout win of the tourney and had 14 saves against the Cougars.

Kemptonville 3 Step One Creative Peewees 0
In the Lysander Tourney Championship, the Bucs were matched up against Kemptonville, who had went undefeated and showed very strong play against their opponents in the B Division.

Two goals by Kemptonville in the first period and a late goal in the third rounded out the scoring. The three goals were the fewest goals scored by Kemptonville in the tourney play.

Lawton had 23 saves in the matchup.

“We missed some opportunities that might have changed the direction of the game, but they (Kemptonville) earned the win and played very well throughout the tournament,” said Brosch. “They definitely outsized our team, but our kids never backed down.”

“It was a great first tournament of the year for our squad,” he added.

Additional recent games
The Step One Creative Peewees won two Snowbelt League games on the road recently, defeating Ithaca at Cass Park 11-0, and then the following day 7-1 over Clinton at their arena.

Step One Creative 11 Ithaca 0
Step One Creative exploded for 11 goals in this one-sided win over Ithaca.
In the matchup against Ithaca, goals include: Taylor (3), Delaney (3), Vivlamore (1), Baker (1), DiBlasi (1), Bush (1), and Stepien (1). Assists were registered by Taylor (3), Bush (1), Baker (1), Galvin (1), DiBlasi (1), and Stepien (1).

Lawton had eight saves in the shutout win.

Step One Creative 7 Clinton 1
Step One Creative jumped out early on Clinton with four goals through the first two periods, and then added three more late to pick up the road win 7-1.

Scoring for Oswego were Vivlamore (2), and Back, Baker, Galvin, Taylor and Stepien each with one. Buc assists came from Stepien, DiBlasi, Back and Taylor.

Lawton had eight shots on net, and picked up another strong win.

Step One Creative is now 12-2 on the season, and remains undefeated in Snowbelt League action at 5-0.

They travel to Clayton for a league matchup against Thousand Islands this weekend, and will also host Fulton in a non-league game at Cullinan Rink.

The Step One Creative Peewee coaching staff includes: Head Coach Frank Brosch, and Assistants Andy DiBlasi, Pete Cullinan and Phil Cady.

 

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Large 3 story building with many possibilities

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Many possibilities for this building. City of Oswego will not accept offers till February 2, 2015. Buyer would be responsible for obtaining special permits prior to closing. Property sold “as is” condition. Seller does not pay for updated survey, Abstract or title insurance.

 

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Step One Creative Peewees Split Pair in Recent Action

OSWEGO, NY – The Step One Creative Peewee Red Hockey Team of the Oswego Minor Hockey Association split a pair of games on home ice in recent action.

Step One Creative Peewee Keith Vivlamore chases down the puck in recent action against the visiting Auburn Red. Vivlamore had the lone goal in the 4-1 loss at home. Oswego’s Aidan Taylor is shown pictured in the background.

Step One Creative Peewee Keith Vivlamore chases down the puck in recent action against the visiting Auburn Red. Vivlamore had the lone goal in the 4-1 loss at home. Oswego’s Aidan Taylor is shown pictured in the background.

Step One Creative lost 4-1 against Auburn, and then captured a 2-0 win in a Snowbelt League game against Ithaca 2.

Step One Creative is now 6-1 overall and 3-0 in the Snowbelt Red Division.

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In this non-league matchup at Cullinan Ice Rink in Oswego, Auburn defeated Step One Creative 4-1.

The Bucs jumped out to an early 1-0 lead, when Keith Vivlamore scored off a feed from Bryson Bush and Spencer Stepien. Auburn would answer the scoring, however, with two goals that followed in the first period, and then two more tallies later in the game to pick up the road win.

Despite the loss, Oswego outshot Auburn 28-20.

Step One Creative goalie Hunter Lawton had 16 saves in the game.

“This game really could have gone either way,” said Step One Creative Head Coach Frank Brosch. “Auburn took full advantage of their opportunities, whereas we could not capitalize on our 28 shots on net.”

“The kids played hard but just didn’t get the breaks we needed against a strong team,” he added.

Step One Creative Peewees 2 Ithaca 0


In their second game of the day, Step One Creative took on the visiting Ithaca 2 team at Crisafulli Rink, and won 2-0 in the Snowbelt League matchup.

Both teams had entered the game undefeated in the league play, and without giving up a goal against their league rivals.

After a scoreless first period, the Bucs found the net against the Ithaca net minder, when Aidan Taylor scored off an assist from Marcus Baker.

Oswego added another goal with just a few seconds left in the second period to close out the scoring 2-0, when Lukas Cady picked up the score off a Bryson Bush assist.

Lawton had 16 saves in the win.

Oswego had 48 shots on net in the game, to Ithaca’s 18.

“The kids started off a little slow in the first period, but played well the remainder of the game to get the win,” said Step One Creative Assistant Coach Andy DiBlasi. “Our team continues to work hard, and they showed relentless pressure on the Ithaca goalie throughout the matchup, and benefited with two goals in the second period.”

The Bucs travel to Ithaca and Clinton this weekend for Snowbelt League games.

The Step One Creative Peewee coaching staff includes: Head Coach Frank Brosch, and Assistants Andy DiBlasi, Pete Cullinan, and Phil Cady.

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Former OMHA Board Members Invited To 50th Anniversary Welcome Back Event

OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego Minor Hockey Association will hold a 50th Anniversary “Welcome Back” event for former OMHA board members, according to OMHA president Dan Bartlett.

The reunion for OMHA board members is scheduled for December 14 at the Oswego Hibernians, on Munn Street, in Oswego. A cocktail hour will start at 5 p.m. and food will be served at 6 p.m.

Former board members who attend the event will also receive a 50th Anniversary commemorative gift.

Individuals interested in attending should RSVP to Bartlett by December 6 at (315) 529-1437 or by email at Dan.Bartlett@oswegohockey.com

“We are excited to continue our year-long 50th anniversary celebration by recognizing our past OMHA board members,” said Bartlett. “The foundation of our hockey program’s success today, was a result of the hard work and efforts of so many board members in the past. The welcome back event will be a great opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments and growth of our organization over the past 50 years, and for us to show our appreciation for everyone’s longstanding commitment to Oswego hockey.”

For more information regarding the Oswego Minor Hockey Association, please visit www.oswegohockey.com

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