OSWEGO – The Oswego Sub Shop Peewees recently took the silver medal in the Power Play Tournament held in Oswego.
The Oswego side made it to Sunday’s crossover game by going 3-0 in pool play.
In Oswego’s first game, they faced a South Grenville side from Ontario and came away with a 4-3 victory.
Scoring for Oswego were; Ian Cady, Brayden Miller, Eric Mashaw and Lou Roman.
Bradley Livesey had 14 saves for the win.
On Saturday the host team knocked off eventual champion Brockville 4-1.
Leading the way for Oswego was Mason Kurilovitch with the hat-trick, while Ian Cady got the other goal. Cady and Logan Crannell each had two assists.
In goal Keegan Finch turned away 24 shots.
In Saturday’s second contest Oswego defeated Berkshire out of Massachusetts 7-3.
Scoring goals for Oswego were: Joe Brodeur, Brayden Miller, Ian Cady, Lou Roman and getting a hat-trick was Logan Crannell.
Goalie Livesey made eight stops in the victory.
On Sunday The Sub Shop squad faced the Monroe County peewees and defeated them 4-3 to advance to the championship contest.
Conor Morgia opened the scoring on a nice feed from Logan Crannell who saw Morgia cutting to the net.
Monroe equalized just three minutes later, and then pulled ahead with just over four minutes left in the first.
Less than a minute after Monroe went up, Oswego’s Logan Crannell lit the lamp to knot the affair at two apiece. Assists on the goal went to Morgai and Mashaw.
The only goal of the second period came from Brayden Miller who was sprung from a long clearing pass from Mia Fierro, Miller made no mistake making it 3-2 Sub Shop.
In the third period with 11:46 remaining Monroe tied things up at 3-3, when Jacob Wood beat Keegan Finch (19 saves).
At the 11:10 mark Oswego’s Ian Cady buried a wrist shot past the Monroe keeper and Oswego held on to secure their berth in the finals.
In the finals, Oswego faced off against Brockville and fell by a score of 1-3.
Oswego was smothered by the Brockville defense and managed only eleven shots on net.
The first period ended 0-0.
Brockville opened the scoring with just more than 11 minutes left in the second when Patrick Johnson beat Livesey (16 saves).
The Oswego Sub Shop squad knotted up the the game while shorthanded, Mia Fierro cleared to Logan Crannell who fed a breaking Brayden Miller who had slipped between the Brockville defenders and raced in alone on Jacob Craig (10 saves), Miller made no mistake and the game was 1-1.
Brockville got one more goal with 2:00 minutes left in the second, and Oswego only managed one other shot on goal that period, and in the third could not get anything going as the Brockville side scored a late insurance goal to make the final 3-1.
Oswego’s coach Ben Miller praised the Oswego skaters for their near perfect run on the weekend, “The kids played really well, our passing and skating were really exceptional. We just couldn’t seem to get our legs moving in the finals, but up until that point everyone played great”
The next home contest for the Sub Shop Peewees will be on February 3 as they face league leading Valley Eagles at the Crisafulli Rink for an 11 a.m. game.
In goal for Oswego, Keegan Finch turned aside 18 shots, allowing only one Blazer goal.
In the Sunday afternoon championship, the Oswego side faced the Wheatfield Blades from Niagara Falls.
After a scoreless first period, Wheatfield went up 1-0 when Joe Muni beat Oswego Goalie Bradley Livesey(23 saves).
With just over two minutes left in the second, Oswego’s Ian Cady knotted the score at 1-1 finishing off a nice play set up by Logan Crannell and Brayden Miller.
Oswego scored early in the third as Louie Roman ripped a shot past the Wheatfield goalie, Mason Kurilovitch was credited with the assist.
Wheatfield tied it up at 2-2 just two minutes later as a centering pass deflected off a skate in front of the Sub Shop net and squeezed past Livsey.
Both teams were playing hard in the final minutes of regulation , but the game went into a 4 – 4 overtime period to determine the champion.
On the second shift in the OT period Oswego’s Ian Cady went in the corner with a Wheatfield defenseman & came up with the puck, he quickly found Logan Crannell on the doorstep and placed the perfect pass to Crannell who made no mistake burying his chance in the back of the Wheatfield goal which sent the Oswego Bench onto the ice to celebrate the victory.
Coach Miller said of the weekend, “It was a great chance for our kids to play in this unique outdoor venue, we had some real positives and it was great to see them finish strong”