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HS Hockey: Kirth-Gruszczynski Duo Lifts Olmsted Falls 8-2 Win Over Chagrin Falls

Seniors Mike Kirth-Gruszczynski and Max Kirth-Gruszczynski provided a solid 1-2 punch on Friday night at The Pond for the Olmsted Falls Bulldogs, as they skated past the Chagrin Falls Tigers 8-2.

The victory puts the Bulldogs at 7-4-0 in GCHSHL play this season, and they will play Avon Lake in the first round of the Baron Cup on Monday at 8:30pm in Brooklyn as the number four seed.

Mike Kirth-Gruszczynski led the way for Olmsted Falls in the win, as he scored three goals for the hat trick. Brother Max scored two goals in the victory.

It was also a historical night for senior Bulldog Dom Conte, as he scored a goal but also assisted on the final goal of the night, tying the school record of 102 career assists.

The Olmsted Falls defense smothered the Tigers all night, as they allowed just five shots through the first two periods, building a 5-1 advantage.

They outshot the Tigers 18-1 in the first period as they took a quick 3-0 lead, and never looked back in getting the win.

For Chagrin Falls, they fall to 0-12-0 on the year in league play, and will skate at the Ice Zone at 5pm Saturday against Canfield.

Olmsted Falls will take on Midview Sunday at 4:15pm in Brooklyn as they look ahead to Monday’s Baron Cup game against Avon Lake.

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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