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 March 8, 2014

 

Statement from Ohio High School Athletic Association Regarding Ice Hockey State Championship Game

 

By mutual agreement of the head coaches, school administrators and OHSAA administrators, today’s ice hockey state championship game at Nationwide Arena was ended after seven overtime periods. The game shall be recorded as a 1-1 tie and Sylvania Northview and Cleveland St. Ignatius shall be declared co-state champions.

 

After the seventh overtime, the head coaches, school athletic administrators and OHSAA administrators had a lengthy discussion. Many players on both teams were seriously fatigued and neither coach or school administrator objected to ending the game before the eighth overtime began.

 

By national rule, there is no shootout procedure in high school hockey.

 

While the decision is being questioned by fans, the OHSAA commends the coaches and school athletic administrators in reaching this decision together without conflict.

 

This is an opportunity to show that wins and losses, even in a state championship game, are not more important than player safety. Had a player been seriously injured in the eighth overtime due to fatigue, the decision to allow the game to continue would have been seriously questioned more than the decision to end it.

 

 


 

State Championship Game

[ Box Score - 7 OT ]

 

Sylvania Northview and Cleveland St. Ignatius named co-state champs after 1-1 game called after 7th overtime

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 2014 OHSAA state ice hockey championship game ended with co-state champions after the seventh overtime. The decision to end the game was agreed to by both coaching staffs after concern for player safety was expressed.

Just before the beginning of the eighth overtime, both coaching staffs and administrators agreed to end the game due to concerns for player safety. This marks the first time in OHSAA state ice hockey history that co-state champions have been named. With the decision, Cleveland St. Ignatius earns its third state ice hockey championship and Sylvania Northview earns its second ice hockey state championship.

The first goal of the game was scored by Northview senior Jacob Koback 6:42 into the first period. Northview maintained its lead going into the third period after an exceptional team defensive effort and individual defensive effort from goaltender David Marsh, who set the OHSAA state ice hockey championship game record for saves, with a total of 77. As a team, Northview finished the game with 54 blocks.

7:15 into the third period, St. Ignatius would find the back of the net, as senior Danny Brogan’s goal tied the game at 1-1. After both teams were held scoreless for the rest of the period, the game would go to what would be the first of seven overtime periods. During the overtimes Northview goaltender David Marsh recorded 41 saves, and St. Ignatius sophomore goaltender Dylan McKeon recorded 12 saves respectively.

Several OHSAA state ice hockey records including David Marsh’s record 77 saves in a championship game were set. St. Ignatius set the OHSAA state ice hockey championship game record for shots on goal by a team with 78. The 2014 OHSAA state ice hockey championship game is the longest state championship game in OHSAA state ice hockey history and the second longest OHSAA ice hockey game all-time. The longest was in 2007, when Aurora defeated Solon 2-1 after eight overtimes on February 18.

 

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2014 OHSAA Ice Hockey State Tournament

Nationwide Arena, Columbus
March 7 & 8, 2014
 

State Tournament Schedule

(All games at Nationwide Arena in Columbus)
Friday
, March 7 - Semifinals
     1:00 - Semifinal #1- Sylvania Northview 3, Columbus St. Charles 1
     4:00 - Semifinal #2- Cleveland St. Ignatius 7, Mentor Lake Catholic 0
Saturday, March 8 - Championship Game

     2:00 - Sylvania Northview vs. Cleveland St. Ignatius

 



State Semifinal Game #1

[ Box Score ]

 


Sylvania Northview defeats Columbus St. Charles 3-1; Advances to third straight state championship

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Sylvania Northview advanced to its third straight OHSAA state ice hockey championship and fourth championship appearance in five years after defeating Columbus St. Charles 3-1 at Nationwide Arena on Friday, March 7. The Wildcats of Sylvania Northview used two second period goals and one third period goal to build a lead that Columbus St. Charles could not overcome.

Northview’s first goal was scored 37 seconds into the second period and their third goal was scored 32 seconds into the third period. These two quick strikes combined with Caleb Rau’s first of two goals in the second period gave Sylvania Northview a 3-0 advantage that lasted until late in the third period. Senior Danny Schirtzinger’s goal 13 minutes and 26 seconds into the third period gave St. Charles their first and only goal of the day, but it would not be enough to spark a comeback.

With the victory, Sylvania Northview avenges a 5-2 loss to Columbus St. Charles earlier this season. The Wildcats now aim to win their second championship in three years with a victory in the OHSAA state ice hockey championship game on Saturday, March 8 at 2 p.m. They will face the winner of Cleveland St. Ignatius and Mentor Lake Catholic.
 



State Semifinal Game #2

[ Box Score ]

 

Cleveland St. Ignatius defeats Mentor Lake Catholic 7-0, advances to first state championship since 2010
 

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Cleveland St. Ignatius advanced to its first OHSAA ice hockey state championship game since 2010 and its third all-time ice hockey state championship after defeating Mentor Lake Catholic 7-0 in the state semifinals at Nationwide Arena on Friday, March 7. St. Ignatius scored three goals in the first period and two goals in the second and third periods, and finished with 43 shots on goal. Juniors Jack Wiegandt and Ethan Whitney and senior Beck Schultz finished with two goals while junior Matty Geither also added one goal.
 

St. Ignatius will face Sylvania Northview in the OHSAA ice hockey state championship game on Saturday, March 8 at Nationwide Arena beginning at 2 p.m. The two teams played during the regular season three times. St. Ignatius was victorious in two of the three meetings, winning the first two matchups 3-2 and 5-0 and finished tied with Northview in the third matchup, 1-1. St. Ignatius is seeking a third ice hockey state championship in school history.

 

The day’s total attendance was 3,507.

 

 
The OHSAA ice hockey state championship game will be shown on tape-delay TBA on SportsTime Ohio. Click here for the STO programming schedule.



The OHSAA ice hockey state semifinals will be show live on Time Warner Cable Sports Channel.


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