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 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.
Auburn 4 Step One Creative 1
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.