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HS Hockey: Amherst Captures Second Straight SWC Hockey Title with 4-3 OT Win Over North Olmsted

For the second straight season the Amherst Comets are Southwestern Conference champions in high school hockey, as Monday afternoon they took home a 4-3 overtime win over the North Olmsted Eagles.

The Comets, who were the one-seed in the tourney, won the championship when Jacob Kramer tipped in his second goal of the game in overtime to clinch the victory.

The Eagles were led by Shawn Donovan, who scored a pair of goals in the setback.

North Olmsted opened the scoring with a Donovan goal with an assist from Jake Hirz with 13:52 left in the first to make it 1-0.

The Comets responded as Jacob Fekete scored on a rebound with 4:22 to play in the opening period to make it 1-1 after the first.

Kramer’s first goal of the game gave the Comets a 2-1 lead with 11:39 left in the second period. The score would remain 2-1 Amherst after two.

The Eagles tied it back up at two apiece on a Riley Vertosnik shorthanded goal with 9:40 left in the third.

Donovan’s second goal of the game put North Olmsted up 3-2 with 5:40 left. Amherst responded as Fekete knotted it up at three with 3:25 to play.

Both teams defenses stepped up for the final three minutes to send the game into overtime before Kramer sent the Comets to the win.

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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