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CVCA Royals Win the CVCA Christmas Tourney, Tops Normandy 6-3

The CVCA Christmas Tourney championship went to the home team on Monday afternoon, as the Royals of CVCA doubled up the Normandy Invaders 6-3.

The Royals built a 5-0 lead with 10:28 to play in the second period, and then Normandy was able to rally to cut it to 5-3 before CVCA’s Christian Beckett scored the Royals 6th goal with 9:24 to play to clinch the win.

Beckett scored three goals on the day, following up the pair of goals he scored in the CVCA tourney win over Lakewood 5-0 on Sunday to advance to the title game.

Luke Perrotta got the scoring going in the first period at the 7:21 mark with Beckett collecting the assist to make it 1-0 Royals.

Beckett scored the next two goals, both in the first period to build a 3-0 lead for CVCA. The first came with 4:03 to play in the first, and second with 3:09 to play.

Both goals were unassisted, the second goal came on a 5-4 power play for the Royals.

The Royals outshot the Invaders 9-4 in the first period, but Normandy would quickly rally to make it a game following two more CVCA goals.

Perrotta made it 4-0 CVCA with 12:45 to play in the second period, and then Jack Perrotta helped out the family tree with a 5th goal for the Royals to make it 5-0 with 10:08 left in the second.

That’s when Normandy finally got their offense going, Brennan Sutton scored first to make it 5-1 with 9:20 left in the second, and then about five minutes later Justin Pierzchala scored to make it a 5-2 game, a power play goal.

Lukas George closed it to 5-3 with 14:40 still to play in the game, giving Invaders the hopes of a comeback after trailing by five.

It was as close as they would get, as with 9:24 left Beckett scored to make it 6-3, with Jack Perrotta earning the assist to put CVCA back up by three.

CVCA’s defense closed the door, as JT Nichols earned the win in net, stopping 25 shots. Normandy’s Derek Billiter turned aside 19 shots in the setback.

The same two teams will rematch in a GCHSHL league game at Ries Rink on Sunday, January 6th at 3pm in what should be a great game in the Blue North Division.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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