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HS Hockey: Olmsted Falls Rallies for Wild 6-5 Comeback OT Win Over Amherst to Advance in Brooklyn

It was a Southwestern Conference battle that no one will soon forget on Tuesday night in Brooklyn, as the Olmsted Falls Bulldogs rallied past the Amherst Comets 6-5 in overtime, earning the right to advance in the Brooklyn District Sectional.

The battle was stunning by all accounts, as the Comets, Baron Cup II champions a week ago Sunday, had defeated the Bulldogs six straight times, including in the second round of the Baron Cup to advance to the title game, and held a four-goal lead into the third period.

Olmsted Falls’ Mike Kirth-Gruszczynski netted the game-winner for the Bulldogs at 3:48 into overtime, sending Olmsted Falls to one of their most memorable wins in some time.

The Comets season comes to a sudden end after going 32-3. The victory for the Bulldogs sets them up with a game on Saturday against the Brooklyn number one-seed, St. Ignatius Wildcats, who dominated Midview 11-1 to advance.

Amherst was led by Jacob Kramer, who had a hat-trick in the setback, and Jacob Fekete who had a goal in the loss.

The Comets led it 5-1 into the third period, when the Bulldogs rally started. They got goals from Noah Voelker and Jacob Kerkay to get them closer, and finally Dom Conte scored a pair to tie the game before Kirth-Gruszczynski’s overtime heroics.

Olmsted Falls will look to upset the Wildcats on Sunday, as they will take the ice with a mark of 20-11-1.

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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  1. Tami

    February 20, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    Playing the Wildcats SATURDAY not Sunday

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