Oswego, NY – The Step One Creative Peewee Red Hockey Team of the Oswego Minor Hockey Association swept all of its games recently against Syracuse Blazers, Camillus 1 and Skaneateles Red.
In a three-game home stand, the Bucs won 5-4 over the Blazers, and then defeated Camillus 5-1, and Skaneateles 6-0 the following day.
The team improved to a record of 5-0 on the season, and 2-0 in its Snowbelt League Red Division.
Step One Creative Peewees 5 Syracuse Blazers 4
In a great non-league matchup with the Syracuse Blazers, the Bucs used a strong offensive attack led by Marcus Baker’s three-goal hat trick, and solid defense and goaltending to capture the 5-4 win at home. Oswego took a 2-0 lead early in the first when Keith Vivlamore found the net off a feed from Patrick Galvin, and then Baker tallied an unassisted goal.
After a late first period goal by the Blazers, and an early marker in the second to make it 2-2, the Step One Peewees scored again when Baker notched his second netter of the game, off a pass from Lukas Cady.
Both teams would score 2 more goals each within minutes of each other in the third period, including the game winner for Step One Creative at the 7:56 mark, when Baker got his hat trick goal, off a Noah Delaney assist.
The strong play of Spencer Stepien on offense, and the defensive efforts of Tommy Back, Bryson Bush, Cole Cullinan, Joe DiBlasi, and Tyler May helped secure the win.
Lawton captured the victory in net recording 18 saves.
“This was a great hockey game and a great matchup early in the season for our team,” said Step One Creative Head Coach Frank Brosch. “The players worked hard throughout and we were very happy to get this win against the Blazers.”
Step One Creative Peewees 5 Camillus 1
Step One Creative’s strong offense was too much for Camillus 1 in their non-league contest at Cullinan Ice Rink.
The Bucs jumped out early scoring four goals in the first, and one in the second to take a commanding 5-0 lead, before a late goal was scored for Camillus. Step One’s Stepien, Baker, DiBlasi, Vivlamore, and Galvin all registered scores. Stepien added two assists and Delaney and Back each picked up one.
Lawton had 18 saves in the win.
“We just jumped on Camillus early in first period, and it was tough for them to get anything going after that,” said Brosch. “We pressured their zone the entire game, and made plays when we had to.”
Step One Creative Peewees 6 Skaneateles 0
In their second game of the day, Step One once again jumped on their opponent early, scoring their first goal just seconds into the game, when Stepien found Baker in front of the Skaneateles net.
The strong offensive effort would continue in this Snowbelt League matchup, when Bush, Galvin, Vivlamore and Cady (2) each added to the scoring. Diblasi, Delaney and Galvin added the assists.
Lawton captured his second shutout of the season, playing strong and stopping 23 shots in the game.
“It was a great weekend of hockey for our team,” said Brosch. “Our kids really play well together and just continue to be relentless in either zone.”
The Step One Creative Peewee coaching staff includes: Head Coach Frank Brosch, and Assistants Andy DiBlasi, Pete Cullinan, and Phil Cady.