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St. Ignatius’ Bain Kurtz Named NEOSI Athlete Of The Week After Third-Straight State Championship

St. Ignatius’ Bain Kurtz has been named the NEOSI Athlete of the Week after an outstanding senior hockey season. Kurtz made it back from Columbus with yet another Wildcats State Championship, something that became a tradition under his captaincy.

Kurtz and the Wildcats went to Nationwide Arena to knock off St. Dublin Jerome and St. Francis de Sales and did so successfully, bringing them their third-straight State Championship. Kurtz had a big part in the championship win, scoring five goals in the two victories. It’s now three District Championships and three State Championships for Kurtz, who leaves behind an excellent legacy at St. Ignatius.

The senior was one of only a handful that were left from the past title teams, as a bunch of underclassmen made up the roster. In fact, sophomore sensation Greg Langermeier scored the game-winning goal in overtime of the championship game against St. Francis. But Kurtz’ leadership reflected in the team’s play and chemistry.

Perhaps Kurtz’ biggest game of the year was in the Semi-Finals against St. Dublin Jerome. Kurtz finished with four goals and led the Wildcats to a 6-1 rout.

Congratulations once again to Bain Kurtz, Wildcats head coach Pat O’ Rourke and the St. Ignatius Wildcats, who are the cream of the crop in hockey for another year.

Elijah Mooneyham has been a dedicated sports fan his whole life. Born and raised in Cleveland, he has his best days when his hometown teams are winning. Elijah is currently on-air talent/producer on two shows, The Main Event and The Moon Hour, where you can find on He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling.

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