Oswego, NY – The Step One Creative Peewee Red Hockey Team, of the Oswego Minor Hockey Association, opened their season at Meachem Rink in Syracuse, against the Onondaga White and Valley White teams.
The Bucs defeated Onondaga 4-1 in a non-league game, and then shutout Valley 3-0 the following day to open up their Snowbelt League schedule.
In the game against Onondaga, the Step One Creative Peewees jumped out to a 1-0 lead at the 7:36 mark of the first period, when Patrick Galvin set up Keith Vivlamore.
Step One Peewee forwards Lucas Cady and Marcus Baker then each assisted on one another’s goals in the second period and early in third, to put the Bucs up 3-0.
Vivlamore would add his second tally of the game at 7:32 of the third, off an assist from Galvin, before the Thunder’s Keegan Barry scored late in the third to finish out the scoring.
The Bucs pressured the Onondaga zone throughout the game, registering 37 shots on goal. Step One Creative goalie Hunter Lawton captured the win with 11 saves.
In the second game of the weekend, the Bucs visited Valley White in their Snowbelt League opener, and captured a 3-0 victory.
After a scoreless first period, the Step One Peewees began to pressure the Valley zone, and quickly found some scoring opportunities.
Vivlamore once again got the scoring started for the Bucs, this time early in the second period, off assists from Cole Cullinan and Galvin. The Bucs would add two more goals just minutes later in the period, when Baker and Vivlamore notched tallies, off assists from Galvin, Cullinan and Bryson Bush.
Once again, it was a relentless offensive attack that led the Bucs, outshooting the Valley team 25-6.
Lawton had 6 saves for Step One in the win.
“The team really worked well together in these season opening wins,” said Oswego Head Coach Frank Brosch. “They really came out and played some strong hockey, and were awarded because of their play on both ends of the ice.”
The Step One Creative Peewee coaching staff includes: Head Coach Frank Brosch, and Assistants Andy DiBlasi, Pete Cullinan, and Phil Cady.