BROOKLYN, Ohio– In the first game of Baron Cup I semi-final action the Shaker Heights Raiders and Hudson Explorers faced off in an outstanding game. This past Wednesday, Shaker Heights defeated Strongsville and Hudson defeated Midview to make it into the Baron Cup I semi-final game.
Hudson jumped to an early 1-0 in the first period when Maxwell Cole scored a short-handed goal at the 12:06 mark for the Explorers. Shaker Heights answered back with a goal from Daniel Ritts, tying the game at one a piece. Hudson scored once more in the first period with a goal from junior forward Eric Halford, the goal was assisted by Jacob Movshin.
Hudson looked as if they were going to head to the locker room after the first period with a 2-1 lead over the Raiders but with under 10 seconds left in the period, Patrick Richards scored to tie the game up at 2. Richards goal was assisted by Ryan Wheeler and Ritts.
During the second period, Hudson took the lead when Alex Nawn scored at the 8:32 mark, Alex Cole picked up the assist.
The Explorers had the lead throughout the rest of the second period and halfway through the third period. Shaker Heights tied the game up with a power-play goal by Evan Grossman-McKee, the goal was assisted by Asher Pollack and Wheeler.
At the end of regulation, Shaker Heights and Hudson were tied up at 3.
After two intense overtime periods, Shaker Heights scored the winning goal in the third overtime at the 6:15 mark. Junior defenseman Ben Greenberg, scored the game winner for the Raiders.
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Shaker Heights advanced to the Baron Cup I Final and will face the winner of Cleveland Heights/North Olmsted on Sunday at 5:30 pm.