The Masters 6 vs Columbus Veterans 3
Championship Game : The Masters 6 vs. Columbus 3
The largest turnout and talent pool in the history of Dek Hockey in Northeast Ohio saw 12 teams battling for the coveted Sizzler trophy. The field included an exciting schedule filled with 1 goal victories and a sudden death overtime (Thunder Turtles over Pittsburgh AIT). The Masters claimed their second consecutive victory with several cliff hangers on the way, including the hockey star studded Trashers (Cody Black of the US Nat’l Team) and 5 O’Clock Somewhere. The final hosted a 6-3 victory by the Masters over visiting Columbus. For Columbus Chad Kimbleton registered a hat trick with Columbus’ goalie Fazeel Khan and the Masters goalie Joey Fratantonio locked in a classic, low scoring dual in the sun. Declan Conway led the Masters in scoring with 4 goals, MVP Jeremy Joyce a hat trick, and another goal to Chris Corgan. Assists and defense were added by teammates Brad Reitter, Scoots Hollems and Dan Kral. The team includes hockey players from nearby JCU and Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Thanks to all attendees: the Thunder Turtles (Mentor Cardinal Alums), 5 O’Clock Somewhere, the Dek Wreckers, Trash Pandas, Trashers (OU hockey), Slinging Deks (Painesville League All Star entry), Akron Rubber Pucks, As Is Tradition (Pittsburgh), OFD (Erie, Pa.), finalist Columbus, and the Summer Sizzler Champions, the Masters.