Oswego, NY – The Step One Creative Peewee independent hockey team of the Oswego Minor Hockey Association swept all of their games recently against Cortland, Watertown and Skaneateles.
The Bucs won 6-5 on home ice at Cullinan Rink over the Cortland travel team, and then shut out Snowbelt foes Watertown 11-0 and Skaneateles 9-0 on the road.
Step One Creative Peewees 6 Cortland 5
In a great matchup between Step One Creative and Cortland, the Bucs used a balanced scoring attack and strong goaltending by Tyler Wallace to capture the 6-5 win at home. After falling behind 1-0 just seconds into the game, the Step One Peewees picked up goals from Tyler Eckert (2), Derek Morgia (2), Christian Talamo, and Nick Burnett to secure the victory. Spencer Stepien, Jack Rice and Morgia added the assists in the back and forth contest.
Oswego goalie Wallace held off Cortland late in the game to get the win. He had 22 saves in the contest.
“This was a great hockey game and a great matchup early in the season for our team,” said Step One Creative Head Coach Dave Morgia. “The players worked hard throughout and were rewarded with the win.”
Step One Creative Peewees 11 Watertown 0
The strong offense of the Step One Bucs was too much for the Watertown Rapids in this lopsided matchup at the Watertown Municipal Rink. Dylan Reitz, Eckert, Burnett and Morgia each had two goals for the Bucs, while Monica Cahill, Stepien, and Talamo added one apiece. Drake Morgia, Isaiah Raby, Morgia, Burnett and Stepien contributed the assists.
Wallace had five saves in the win.
“We just jumped on Watertown early in first period, and it was tough for them to get anything going after that,” said Morgia. “We pressured their zone the entire game, and made plays when we had to.”
Step One Creative Peewees 9 Skaneateles 0
At the Old Rink in Skaneateles, the Step One Bucs once again jumped out early in the matchup, scoring five goals in the first period to continue their strong play against area Snowbelt League teams.
Wallace captured his third shutout of the season, playing strong and stopping six shots on the day.
Morgia registered a hat trick, Eckert and Rice added two goals, while Burnett, and Talamo added one apiece. Ryan Moshier (2), Eckert (2), Raby (2), Talamo, Reitz and Rice each added the assists.
Step One Creative outshot the Laker team 27-6.
The Step One Creative Peewee coaching staff includes: Head Coach Dave Morgia, and Assistants Bill Cahill, Bob Graham, and Rob Raby.