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17 February 2013

VIKINGS END 2012-2013 SEASON AFTER LOSS TO UNIVERSITY SCHOOL IN THE SECOND ROUND OF DISTRICTS

Hoover ended its outstanding season with a 10-0 loss to University School in the 2nd round of Districts on Sunday, 17 February. Although a disappointing finish, the season was collectively the best in Hoover Hockey's history. As a team, Hoover ended its season with a 25 and 8 record outscoring its opponents 196 to 117. It won the Blue Division West (Only second time Hoover has ever won the Division) and won the premier Baron Cup - Division III for the first time in the team's history. Additionally, during the season, the team won the MLK Tournament that included a memorable victory over arch nemesis CVCA (9-8).

The end of season individual honors were also notable as Senior Center Bradley Harcourt was selected First Team All League and First Team Blue West Division, Senior Defender John Desrosiers was selected Second Team All League and First Team Blue West Division, and Goalie Senior Kirk Greenho was selected Second Team Blue West Division.

In summary, an outstanding season marked with superb teamwork and dedicated effort thanks to the coaching of Coach Bishop and his staff.

14 February 2013

VIKINGS WIN FIRST ROUND OF DISTRICTS DEFEATING AURORA 6-1

Hoover defeated Aurora 6 to 1 Thursday, 14 February 2013 extending their record to 25-7. This game gave all players a chance to play as Hoover played most of the game in the Aurora Zone. In the first period, Brad Harcourt had 2 goals assisted by Hankins twice and Smith once. In the second period Hoover continued to add points with goals from Zach Lawson (Assisted by Oney) and by Samuel Hankins (Assisted by Harcourt). Finally, in the third period Harcourt completed a hat trick with his third goal (Unassisted) while Hankins scored the final goal assisted by Harcourt. Aurora was able to score one Power play goal in the period. Senior Korey Davis saved 11 shots while Sophomore Matt Zalewski saved 5 of 6 shots in the third period.

Hoover will play University School in the 2nd round of Districts on Sunday, 17 February at 1PM. Go Vikes!!!!!

10 February 2013

BARON CUP TOURNAMENT (3-0) – 1ST PLACE

 10 February 2013

VIKINGS WIN IN FINALS OF BARON CUP DEFEATING MAYFIELD 4-3.

Hoover defeated Mayfield 4 to 3 in Sudden Death Sunday, 10 February 2013 to win the Division III Baron Cup. The first period was an even game at 1-1. Goal for Hoover was scored by Zach Lawson (#81) with assists from Dylan Oney and Brad Harcourt. In the second period Hoover took the lead 3-2 with two unassisted goals. One goal was scored by Brad Harcourt and the second again by Lawson. Mayfield tied the game in the 3rd period with 7 minutes to go. Both teams played hard but could not make the winning goal in regulation. In the first 8 minute Sudden Death, Defenseman Alex Zielke scored the winning goal with 59 seconds left after taking his own rebound in front of the net. Senior Goalie Kirk Greenho played outstanding hockey saving 23 shots.

Hoover continued its end of game dominance by out shooting Mayfield 18 to 5 in the final period and overtime.

This was Hoover’s first trip to the finals of the Baron cup in its 12-year history. Zach Lawson was also awarded the Tournament Vince Locastro Sportsmanship Award - Blue Division after scoring 7 goals in the tournament.

The next game will be held at Kent on Thursday at 6PM vs. Aurora in the first round of Districts. GO VIKES!!!

9 February 2013

VIKINGS IN FIRST BARON'S CUP FINALS AFTER DEFEATING PARMA 4-3

Hoover defeated Parma in an exciting game on Saturday, 9 February. The first period began with a goal from Alex Zielke in the first minute and a half of the game. The teams battled back and forth with no scoring until 4 goals in the second period - 2 for Parma and 2 for Hoover. Hoover's goals were scored by Zach Lawson with assists on the first goal from Harcourt and Weber. The third period was another tight battle with Zach Lawson continuing his scoring spree getting a hat trick (third goal) with 9:25 left in the game. Dylan Oney assisted this score. Parma fought hard to get back scoring with 4:19 left in the game. In spite of Parma's efforts, the game finished with Hoover 4- Parma 3. Hoover outshot Parma 42 to 10 in the game.

Hoover will play Mayfield in the finals of the Baron Cup on Sunday, 10 February. Go Vikes!!!!!

7 February 2013

VIKINGS ADVANCE TO SECOND ROUND OF BARON CUP AFTER DEFEATING LAKEWOOD 3-1

After a slow start and a goal by Lakewood, the Vikings rallied and defeated the Lakewood Rangers in the first game with no Hoover penalties in 11 years! Netminder Korey Davis stopped 23 shots to hold the Rangers to one goal.

Less than one minute after Lakewood put a point on the board, the Vikings scored with a goal by Zach Lawson from Brad Harcourt. Period two saw a goal from Dylan Oney from Lawson and Harcourt, and period three, another goal by Lawson, assisted by Oney and Harcourt. Before the game, the Viking Captains accepted the award for placing first in the division for the 2012-2013 season - congratulations to all team members!

The win puts the Vikings in round two of the Baron Cup on Saturday at 3:00 pm as they face off against the winner of the NDCL and Parma game this afternoon. Come out and support our Vikings at the Brooklyn Ice Arena on Saturday! A win on Saturday will mean a championship game on Sunday!! GO VIKES!!!!

3 February 2013

HOOVER DEFEATED IN FINAL REGULAR SEASON GAME BY MAYFIELD 5-2. HOOVER STILL WINS OVERALL BLUE WEST DIVISION WITH A RECORD OF 12-2

Unfortunately, Hoover left the Gilmour Arena disappointed on Sunday after a loss to top ranked Blue East Mayfield. In a game riddled with penalties, Sam Hankins put the first puck of the game in the net four minutes into the first period. Mayfield quickly followed with 3 goals in rapid succession. Brad Harcourt scored on an assist from Ben Bishop with 3 minutes left in the first, bringing the score to 3-2 Mayfield after one. After a scoreless second period, Mayfield found the back of the Hoover net twice in the third, resulting in a final score of 5-2. The loss brought the Vikings to an 11-2 record in league play.  Both goalies Kirk Greenho and Korey Davis played and Greenho was awarded the loss.

1 February 2013

HOOVER DEFEATS OLMSTED FALLS 6-3 (BLUE WEST RECORD OF 12-1)

The Vikings had a victorious senior night on Friday as the team defeated Olmsted Falls 6-3 in league play. After a scoreless first period, Zach Lawson, assisted by Brad Harcourt, put the first point on the board for the Vikings. Two more Hoover goals followed in the second period - Harcourt from Mike Magana, and Magana from Sam Hankins. Olmsted Falls started the third period off with a goal, but it was quickly answered by Spencer Mackert from Magana. Two more Hoover goals in the third brought the final score to 6-3, one by Dylan Oney from Harcourt and Lawson, and the other by Lawson unassisted.

Goalie Korey Davis was credited with the win.

26 January 2013

HOOVER DEFEATS NDCL TO INCREASE BLUE WEST RECORD TO 11-1

On Saturday, the team traveled to Mentor to play NDCL, who came into the game with an 8-2 record, and left with 8-3 after a decisive 6-1 victory by the Vikings. Hoover controlled the game from the opening faceoff, with NDCLs lone goal coming in the third period. Dylan Oney, assisted by Brad Harcourt started the scoring with a goal midway through the first period. Two goals by Harcourt and another by Oney were followed by goals from Mike Magana and Sam Hankins. Hoover assists were added by Harcourt (2), Oney, Lawson and Weber.

Goalie Kirk Greenho was credited with the win.

25 January 2013

FRIDAY NIGHT WIN OVER AVON LAKE PUTS VIKINGS AT 10-1 in LEAGUE PLAY!

Big wins this weekend for the Vikings! On Friday night at Center Ice, the Vikings hosted Avon Lake and sent them home with a 10-0 loss. 5 goals were scored by Brad Harcourt, 2 by Sam Hankins and additional goals from Spencer Mackert, Alex Zielke and Mike Magana. Assists were added by Kyle Policicchio, Mackert, Zielke, Magana, Nathan Murphy, Ben Zalewski, Alec Weber, Zach Lawson and Ben Bishop.

Goalie Kirk Greenho was credited with the win.

23 January 2013

MLK TOURNAMENT (4-0) – 1ST PLACE

23 January 2013

VIKINGS WIN 2013 PARMA MLK TOURNAMENT DEFEATING PARMA 6-3!

Last night the Vikings won the 2013 Parma MLK tournament with 6-3 win over Parma High School! The game was tight through the first two periods, but the third period belonged to North Canton.   The first period ended 1-1 with a score from Hoover’s Mike Magana.  The second period stayed tight ending Hoover 3-2.  Scoring in the second period was Kyle Policicchio and Brad Harcourt.   In the final period, Dylan Oney has two goals while Harcourt scored his second of the evening.  Winning Goalie for this game was Kirk Greenho with 17 shots on net. Congratulations Vikings on a big win! Please come out and support our champions Friday night at Center Ice as they face off against Avon Lake. GO VIKES!!!!

21 January 2013

VIKINGS EARN SPOT IN CHAMPIONSHIP GAME IN PARMA MLK TOURNAMENT AFTER DEFEATING HOLY NAME JV 5-2

A big win this morning over Holy Name JV guaranteed the Vikings a spot in the Parma MLK tournament on Wednesday night at 8:15 pm at Michael Ries Arena in Parma.

After a slow start against a tough defensive Holy Name team, Brad Harcourt got the scoring started with a goal assisted by Matt Smith and Dylan Oney. Oney scored next, assisted by Zach Lawson and Spencer Mackert, ending the first period with a score of 2-0, Hoover. The second period saw Holy Name with only 3:24 left on the clock.

Third period goals by Alex Zielke, assisted by Kyle Policicchio, Oney, assisted by Lawson and Alec Weber and an empty netter by Sam Hankins assisted by Oney and Lawson finished the game for a final score of 5-2.

Goalie Korey Davis saw 17 shots in the game and was credited with the win. 

The Vikings will square off against Parma for the championship. GO VIKES!!!!

20 January 2013

WOW - VIKINGS BEAT CVCA 9-8 IN SECOND ROUND OF MLK TOURNAMENT!!!!

After an 8-1 lead, the Vikings found themselves fighting to hang on to what had looked to be a certain victory over the CVCA Royals in the second round of the MLK Tournament in Garfield.

The Vikings and the Royals have become bitter non-league rivals, squaring off in their second tournament of the year. The Royals had conquered the Vikings 4-1 in the CVCA Christmas tournament, but not this time. After a starting goal by CVCA early in the first period, North Canton came back with 7 unanswered goals and it wasn't until late in the second period that CVCA was able to put one in.

The third period saw five CVCA goals, bringing it to a one-goal game for the last three minutes of play. In a nail biting last two minutes, the Vikings defense assisted excellent netminding by Korey Davis and the offensive line did an excellent job keeping the puck out of the zone. At the final buzzer, the Vikes won 9-8, moving them closer to a spot in the finals. Tomorrow's game against Holy Name JV begins at 8:30 am in Parma. If the Vikes play in the championship, the game will be Wednesday night in Parma.

Today's Goals: Harcourt (4), Hankins (1), Magana (1), Zielke (1), Oney (1), Lawson (1)

Today's Assists: Harcourt (3), Weber (1), Magana (1), Policicchio (2), Zielke (3), Lawson (1), Hankins (3)

GO VIKES!!!!

19 January 2013

VIKINGS POST 11-0 SHUT OUT IN FIRST TOURNAMENT GAME

Saturday night belonged to the Vikings as they ran over the Garfield Bulldogs in an 8:30 game at Dan Kostel Arena in Parma. Every Viking got ice time and contributed to this win, including Matt Zalewski in net with 4 saves. Sophomore Mike Magana and Senior Bradley Harcourt had hat tricks while Sophomore Kyle Policicchio had 2 goals. Others scoring for the Vikings were Zach Lawson, John Desrosiers, and Ben Bishop. Assists were earned by Dylan Oney (2), Harcourt (4), Alec Weber, Sam Hankins (2), Nathan Murphy and Ben Bishop.

Goalie Kirk Greenho was credited with the win with the game ending after two periods.

The team faces off against the CVCA Royals today at 3:30 in what has become a non-division rivalry. The Vikings then travel back to Parma on Monday morning for an 8:30 game against Holy Name JV. If the team advances to the finals, the championship will be played on Wednesday evening at Michael Ries Arena. GO VIKES!!!!

18 January 2013

HOOVER VIKINGS DEFEAT AURORA GREENMEN TO CONTINUE THEIR FIRST PLACE SPOT IN THE LEAGUE (BLUE WEST RECORD 9-1)

Excellent net minding by Aurora kept the Vikings' 56 shots on net to 4 goals, but the Hoover Vikings played tough and were determined to keep their winning streak in Friday night's contest against Aurora. Brad Harcourt started the scoring with an additional two goals scored by Dylan Oney and an unassisted beauty from defenseman Spencer Mackert. Mackert, Harcourt, Zach Lawson, and John Desrosiers earned helpers. Next up for the Vikes is the MLK Tournament this weekend in Parma where the team will face off against Parma, CVCA and Holy Name JV. The Vikings continue their number one position in the league at 10-1 working steadily toward a Baron Cup spot. Good Luck this weekend, Vikings, in Parma.

Senior Goalie Korey Davis was credited with the win.

GO VIKES!!!!

15 January 2013

VIKINGS CONTINUE WIN STREAK WITH 4-0 VICTORY OVER PARMA (BLUE WEST RECORD 8-1)

On Tuesday in Parma, the Vikings came out to win with a scoreless first period and then two goals each in the second and third periods, giving Kirk Greenho a shutout game. Goals were scored in the second period (Oney and Harcourt) with Harcourt closing out with two more goals and a hat trick in the third period. 

Senior Goalie Kirk Greenho was credited with the win.

12 January 2013

VIKINGS STAYS STRONG WITH A 7-2 VICTORY OVER BENEDICTINE (BLUE WEST RECORD 7-1)

In a game verses Benedictine, Hoover continued its strong offence outshooting Benedictine 55 to 11.   Hattricks (3 goals) were scored by both Brad Harcourt and Zach Lawson.  An additional goal was scored by Alec Weber.  Goalie was Korey Davis for this win.

8 January 2013

BACK ON TRACK, THE VIKINGS STOMP OUT AVON LAKE 12-2 (BLUE WEST RECORD 6-1)

Tuesday night, the Vikings were back on the winning track with a lopsided 12-2 victory over Avon Lake in Rocky River. Brad Harcourt had a hatrick in the first 10 minutes of the game, continuing to score two more goals and 2 assists before the end of the contest. Alex Zielke had the playmaker on Harcourt’s three goals.

Also scoring for the Vikings were Sam Hankins (2 goals), Ben Bishop, Matt Smith (2 goals), Kyle Policicchio, and Ben Zalewski with his first varsity goal. Bishop, Dylan Oney, John Desrosiers, Mike Magana and Zach Lawson earned assists.

Goalie Kirk Greenho was award the victory.

The Vikings have their next game on Saturday night in Cleveland Heights at 5:00 pm. GO VIKES!!!!

6 January 2013

VIKINGS LOSE FIRST REGULAR SESON GAME TO MIDVIEW (BLUE WEST RECORD 5-1)

The Vikings went down this weekend in their first league loss of the season. In a tough contest against Midview on Sunday afternoon, the team lost 8-4 after defeating the Middies the first time around. Scoring for the Vikings were Brad Harcourt, Zach Lawson, Sam Hankins and Mike Magana. Assists went to Harcourt, Lawson, John Desrosiers, Kyle Policicchio and Mike Magana.

Hoover Goalie Korey Davis was awarded the loss in on of the few games where Hoover has been outshot (25-16) in a game.

5 January 2013

VIKINGS KENT ROOSEVELT

On Saturday night, the team played an exhibition game against Kent Roosevelt. Kirk Greenho looked strong in the net and the Vikes went to over time to finish the contest, but dropped with a score of 4-3 with 4 minutes left in overtime. Hoover goals were scored three different players (Harcourt, Lawson, and Desrosiers)  (The team travels to Rocky River to take on Avon Lake on Tuesday night at 8:45. GO VIKES!!!!

2 January 2013

VIKINGS BACK ON HOME ICE FOR TWO WEEKEND GAMES!

The Vikes are back on home ice for two games this weekend: the first against Kent Roosevelt on Saturday night at 8:45 and the second against Midview on Sunday at 3:30 pm. While the Kent game is an exhibition against a team in a higher league, the Midview game is a league game, and the Vikings go in undefeated in the league at 6-0. Their overall record including exhibition games is 9-1.

Equally as impressive as their record is the fact that all players, including freshmen and those new to the game have been part of the play, with every player on the team earning at least 1 point after 10 games. Come out and support our Vikings this weekend!

Also, please check out the new photos of our players that are posted in the photos and albums area. Thank you, Barry Weber for taking these fantastic shots of our team in action!

27 December 2012

CHRISTMAS TOURNAMENT (3-1)

 27 December 2012

VIKINGS END TOURNAMENT WITH 7-3 VICTORY OVER ELYRIA CATHOLIC

The Vikings closed out the CVCA Christmas Tournament with a commanding 7-3 win over Elyria Catholic last night. Korey Davis was tough in the net against a talented and physical Elyria Catholic squad, stopping some very hard and very well placed shots on his net.

Brad Harcourt earned a hatrick, burying the puck for the first two goals of the game and scoring again early in the second period. Sam Hankins, assisted by Spencer Mackert, continued the scoring, with subsequent goals by Zach Lawson from Harcourt and John Desrosiers, Alex Zielke from Ben Bishop, and Dylan Oney from Brad Harcourt and Zach Lawson. The three wins were particularly impressive, given the victories were against teams in the White Division of the Greater Cleveland Hockey League.

Goalie Korey Davis stopped 21 shots in the game and was credited with the victory.

The Vikings enjoy some time off for the New Year, and are back on the ice on January 5th. Happy New Year and GO VIKES!!

27 December 2012

ALL FOUR NEW VIKINGS HIT THE SCOREBOARD IN A 12-0 DEFEAT OF NORMANDY!

In a 12-0 victory over Normandy, the Hoover Vikings had all four new players hit the scoreboard today! Freshmen Evan Uslick, Ben Bishop and Nathan Murphy as well as sophomore Matt Zalewski all posted points for the Vikings, with Murphy scoring his second goal in as many games!

Other Hoover players that hit the twine include Zach Lawson (1 goal, 1 assist), Spencer Mackert (2 goals, 2 assists), Brad Harcourt (2 goals), Alec Weber (2 goals), Sam Hankins (1 goal, 2 assists), Dylan Oney (1 goal, 1 assist), John Desrosiers (1 goal), and Alex Zielke (1 goal, 1 assist).

Goalie Kirk Greenho was in the pipes for the two period game and was credited with the victory.

The team plays Elyria Catholic tonight in the final game of the Christmas tournament. Come out and support our Vikings at 8:30 pm at the KSU Arena. GO VIKES!!

26 December 2012

HOOVER RIDES ROUGH OVER KENT ROOSEVELT TO WIN 5-2

The Vikings came back with a vengeance tonight with a 5-2 win over a tough Rough Riders team. Kent scored first, but 5 unanswered goals followed, with some new faces on the scoreboard including Freshman Nathan Murphy.

Mike Magana started the scoring with a goal halfway into the first period on assists from Samuel Hankins and Kyle Policchio. Dylan Oney scored next on assists from Zach Lawson and Brad Harcourt. Nathan Murphy's first high school goal came at 10:22 in the second period on an assist from Magana. Two minutes later, Spencer Mackert scored unassisted on a slapshot from the blue line.

The third period saw one goal from Harcourt, assisted by Mackert and Lawson. The Rough Riders pulled the goalie with two minutes to go, trying a 6 on 4 during a Hoover penalty but were unable to bury the puck after a stellar performance from goalie Korey Davis who stopped 23 Kent shots.

Senior Goalie Korey Davis was credited with the win.  Davis had 23 saves in the game.

Tomorrow the Vikings face off against Normandy at 11:00 am and at 8:30 against Elyria Catholic. Come out and support our Hoover Vikings. GO VIKES!!

26 December 2012

VIKINGS FALL TO CVCA (4-1) IN CHIPPY FIRST GAME OF CHRISTMAS TOURNAMENT AT KENT STATE

The Hoover Vikings took 40 shots on the CVCA net today but were only able to put one away - a goal by Sam Hankins assisted by Spencer Mackert and Mike Magana.

In a chippy contest, the Vikings racked up penalty minutes and had a hard time getting the puck into the crease, with CVCA called for almost 20 minutes in the box. The CVCA Christmas tournament continues tonight at 8:45 pm at KSU Arena with the Vikings facing the Kent Roosevelt Roughriders. GO VIKES!

Both Senior Goalies Greenho and Davis played with Greenho awarded the loss.

21 December 2012

HOOVER DOMINATES AVON in 10-2 WIN (BLUE WEST RECORD NOW 5-0)

The Vikings dominated Friday's game against the Avon Purple Eagles, winning in a 10-2 shut-down Friday night. The Vikings never allowed Avon in the game, taking an early lead with the first goal, scored by Bradley Harcourt, on assists from Dylan Oney and John Desrosiers less than one minute into the first period.

Avon scored 4 minutes later but it was all Vikings with four more goals scored by Zach Lawson on an assist by Desrosiers, Sam Hankins on assists from Kyle Policchio and Alex Zielke, and Dylan Oney on an assist from Harcourt. Halfway through the second period, Harcourt scored unassisted, followed quickly by a goal from Avon, but the rest of the game belonged to the Vikings, with goals scored by Harcourt on assists from Oney and Spencer Mackert, Oney on an assist from Harcourt, Desrosiers unassisted and a final two goals by Harcourt - one unassisted and one assisted by Lawson.

Senior Goalie Korey Davis played the game and was credited with the win.

The Vikings play in the Christmas Tournament this week at Kent State University with four games in two days beginning Wednesday at 12:00 noon. Come to KSU and support our Vikings. Wednesday, December 19, 2012

16 December 2012

VIKINGS OVERPOWER OLMSTEAD FALLS FOR A 10-5 VICTORY (BLUE WEST RECORD 4-0)

Hoover continued its strong team play with scores from a strong showing by Brad Harcourt with five goals.  Other player scoring included Samuel Hankins (2), Kyle Policicchio (1), and Dylan Oney (2).   Kirk Greenho played the majority of the game with 19 shots while Matt Zalewski played in the third period with two shots.  Greenho was credited with the win.

15 December 2012

VIKINGS DOMINATE CLEVELAND HEIGHT MATCH 6-2 (BLUE WEST RECORD 3-0)

Hoover came out strong verses Cleveland Heights leading 3-1 in the first period, 5-2 in the second, and finishing in the third with a final goal to end 6-2.  The game gave all our players chance to see ice while Hoover’s first line of Harcourt, Oney, and Lawson scored all 6 goals.  Harcourt had 1, Lawson 2, and Oney had a hatrick (3).  Goalie Kirk Greenho picked up another win.

8 December 2012

VIKINGS BEAT PARMA 5-4 ON HOME ICE (BLUE WEST RECORD 2-0)

Hoover defeated Parma 5-5 on home ice with a back and forth game.  Hoover was went into the third period trailing 3-4 before two final goals with 11 and 8 minutes remaining.   Great goal tending in the third period by Hoover’s Kirk Greenho (Parma outshot Hoover 12-9) ensured a Hoover victory.  The Hoover goals were scored by Zach Lawson (1), Brad Harcourt (2), Kyle Policicchio (1), and Dylan Oney (1).  Assists were provided by Oney, Hankins, Mackert, Lawson, and Zielke during the game.

3 December 2012

HOOVER WINS SEASON OPENER AGAINST AVON! (BLUE WEST RECORD 1-0)

After a tough group of games in the past week (1-3) against strong teams, the Vikings opened their regular season with a 9-6 win against Avon at North Olmsted on Saturday night.

After a disappointing first goal scored by Avon, the Vikings came back to tie the game mid-way through the first period with a beautiful backhanded goal scored by defenseman Spencer Mackert on an assist from defenseman Ben Bishop. Avon scored again 40 seconds later, but the Vikings scored two goals in rapid succession - the first by Dylan Oney who found the back of the net on a quick wrister and the second by Zach Lawson, both assisted by Brad Harcourt.

Avon answered with two goals in the last minute of the first period and one just a minute and a half into the second, but the rest of the game belonged to Hoover. Harcourt's goal on an assist from Lawson early in the second started a string of North Canton goals, with sophomores Lawson and Oney each earning hattricks in the contest, and Harcourt, Lawson and Oney earning 5, 6, and 5 points respectively before the final horn. Defensemen John Desrosiers and Ben Bishop each earned points for an assist apiece in the second and third periods.

Goalie Kirk Greenho was awarded the win.

Next up for the Vikings is Saturday at home at 3:40 pm at Center Ice against Parma. Come out and support the team! GO VIKES!!!!

30 November 2012

HOOVER LOSES TO JACKSON 9-2

Hoover played a strong Jackson team and could not keep them at bay during this non-league game.  Although shots were 23 – 33, the Jackson team was able to take advantage of their shooting and rebounds to take charge of the game.   Overall, the game was very emotionally charged with over 19 penalties awarded both teams.  Dylan Oney did score in the early part of the second period with an assist from Harcourt.  Twelve minutes later, Zach Lawson managed a second goal in the second period with assists from Oney and Desrosiers.   Both Greenho and Davis saw time as goalies with Greenho awarded the loss.

25 November 2012

THANKSGIVING TOURNAMENT (1-2)

25 November 2012

HOOVER DEFEATS GARFIELD HEIGHTS 11-1

In the final game of the Tournament, Hoover came back with a vengeance after the first two losses. Although Garfield started the game with the first goal, Hoover scored 5 goals in the first period, two in the second, and 4 in the third to close out the Tournament with a win. The Hoover goals were scored by Brad Harcourt (1), Mike Magana (1), Samuel Hankins (3), Zach Lawson (1), Dylan Oney (2), and John Desrosiers (1), Spencer Mackert (1).  Policicchio, Desrosiers, Bishop, Oney, Magana, Zielke, and Mackert provided assists.  Davis and Greenho played with the win awarded to Korey Davis.

24 November 2012

HOOVER LOSES TO WHITE TEAM BRECKSVILLE 5-2

Hoover fought valiantly but could not come back from a strong Brecksville team.  After being behind 2-0, Samuel Hankins with assists from Policicchio and Magana scored in the second period.   Brecksville sealed the win with three more goals at the end of the second and beginning of the third period.  Zach Lawson scored with an assist from Harcourt in the final minutes of the game.  Goalies Davis and Greenho played with Korey Davis awarded the loss.

23 November 2012

HOOVER LOSES TO RED TEAM SHAKER 12-2

Hoover’s goal going into the tournament was to play much stronger teams than we will play in the Blue Division.   Shaker clearly met that goal as they dominated this game with its strong lines.  Hoover goals were made by Zach Lawson (unassisted) and Dylan Oney with an assist from Mackert.  On the positive side, the lines played strong all three periods showing the pre-season workouts will play off as the season wears on.    Goalies Kirk Greenho and Korey Davis played with Greenho awarded the loss.

Monday, November 19, 2012

VIKINGS LOOK STRONG IN PRE-SEASON SCRIMMAGES

The Hoover Vikings opened the pre-season with strong showings against Kent Roosevelt, Gilmour Academy and Benedictine.

In Friday night's home game against Kent, the Vikings got off to a slow start but won two out of three periods against this White Division team. On Sunday, the team traveled first to Gilmour Academy to play against a combination team of Gilmour's Varsity A and B squads, with a hard-fought 2-0 loss. Later that afternoon in Cleveland Heights, the team took on Benedictine, a team that they will meet during the regular season, winning two periods and tying one, with all three goalies seeing net time.

The team competes this weekend in the Parma Thanksgiving Tournament, with the first game at 12:45 pm against Shaker at Ries Arena in Parma.

GO VIKES!!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Hockey season is just around the corner! Our Vikings have been hard at work all summer with team workouts and captain's practices. The team welcomes three freshmen - Nathan Murphy, Ben Bishop and Evan Uslick along with their returning veterans, including seniors Brad Harcourt, Sam Hankins, Matt Smith, John Derosiers and Kirk Greenho. The first pre-season game is November 9th when the team hosts the Might Barons Sled Hockey team at Center Ice, followed by a game against Kent Roosevelt on November 16th, also at Center Ice.

In the meantime, come out and support our Vikings as they host fundraiser dinners throughout the month of October, beginning tonight at Quaker Steak and Lube between 4 and 9 pm. Be sure to tell your waiter that you are supporting Hoover Vikings Hockey before you order! More fundraisers and team information are available on our new facebook page:

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19 November 2012

VIKINGS LOOK STRONG IN PRE-SEASON SCRIMMAGES

The Hoover Vikings opened the pre-season with strong showings against Kent Roosevelt, Gilmour Academy and Benedictine.

In Friday night's home game against Kent, the Vikings got off to a slow start but won two out of three periods against this White Division team. On Sunday, the team traveled first to Gil



Thursday, February 7
Vikings Advance to Second Round of Baron Cup After Defeating Lakewood 3-1



VIKINGS ADVANCE TO SECOND ROUND OF BARON CUP AFTER DEFEATING LAKEWOOD 3-1

After a slow start and a goal by Lakewood, the Vikings rallied and defeated the Lakewood Rangers in the first game with no Hoover penalities in 11 years! Netminder Korey Davis stopped 23 shots to hold the Rangers to one goal. Less than one minute after Lakewood put a point on the board, the Vikings scored with a goal by Zach Lawson from Brad Harcourt. Period two saw a goal from Dylan Oney from Lawson and Harcourt, and period three, another goal by Lawson, assisted by Oney and Harcourt. The win puts the Vikings in round two of the Baron Cup on Saturday at 3:00 pm as they face off against the winner of the NDCL and Parma game this afternoon. Come out and support our Vikings at the Brooklyn Ice Arena on Saturday! A win on Saturday will mean a championship game on Sunday!! GO VIKES!!!!



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Thursday, January 24
VIKINGS WIN 2013 PARMA MLK TOURNAMENT!!



Congratulations to the Hoover Vikings Varsity Hockey Team!!  The boys took the championship game in the MLK tournament last night in Parma with a 6-3 win over Parma High School.

The game was tight with Parma scoring first in the first period.  The Vikings answered with a goal by Mike Magana, assisted by Sam Hankins and Kyle Policicchio six minutes later, bringing the score to 1-1 after the first.   Hoover scored less than 1 minutes into the second on a goal by Policicchio, assisted by Hankins and Spencer Mackert, however this time Parma answered with another goal within the next five minutes.  Brad Harcourt, assisted by Zach Lawson scored with only 25 seconds left in the second period, bringing the score to 3-2 Hoover after two.

Parma tied it up early in the third but Dylan Oney scored two consective goals, assisted by Lawson and Ben Bishop.  An empty netter by Harcourt, assisted by John Derosiers put the game away!  

The Vikings are back to league action Friday night at 5:45 at Center Ice as the face off against Avon Lake.  Come out and support our champions!!  GREAT JOB VIKINGS!!!!



Monday, January 21
VIKINGS WIN TO EARN CHAMPIONSHIP GAME BERTH!!



A big win this morning over Holy Name JV guaranteed the Vikings a spot in the Parma MLK tournament on Wednesday night at 8:15 pm at Michael Ries Arena in Parma.

After a slow start against a tough defensive Holy Name team, Brad Harcourt got the scoring started with a goal assisted by Matt Smith and Dylan Oney.  Oney scored next, assisted by Zach Lawson and Spencer Mackert, ending the first period with a score of 2-0, Hoover. The second period saw Holy Name with only 3:24 left on the clock. 

Third period goals by Alex Zielke, assisted by Kyle Policicchio, Oney, assisted by Lawson and Alec Weber and an empty netter by Sam Hankins assisted by Oney and Lawson finished the game for a final score of 5-2.  The Vikings will square off against Parma for the championship.  GO VIKES!!!!



Sunday, January 20
WOW! IT'S THE VIKINGS OVER CVCA IN SECOND GAME OF MLK TOURNAMENT!!!!



After an 8-1 lead, the Vikings found themselves fighting to hang on to what had looked to be a certain victory over the CVCA Royals in the second round of the MLK Tournament in Garfield. 

The Vikings and the Royals have become bitter non-league rivals, squaring off in their second tournament of the year.  The Royals had conquered the Vikings 4-1 in the CVCA Christmas tournament, but not this time.  After a starting goal by CVCA early in the first period, North Canton came back with 7 unanswered goals and it wasn't until late in the second period that CVCA was able to put one in. 

The third period was saw five CVCA goals, bringing it to a one goal game for the last three minutes of play.  In a nail-biting last two minutes, the Vikings defense assisted excellent netminding by Korey Davis and the offensive line did an excellent job keeping the puck out of the zone. At the final buzzer, the Vikes won 9-8, moving them closer to a spot in the finals. Tomorrow's game against Holy Name JV begins at 8:30 am in Parma. If the Vikes play in the championship, the game will be Wednesday night in Parma.   

Today's Goals:  Harcourt (4), Hankins (1), Magana (1), Zielke (1), Oney (1), Lawson (1)

Today's Assists: Harcourt (3), Weber (1), Magana (1), Policicchio (2), Zielke (3), Lawson (1), Hankins (3)

GO VIKES!!!!



Sunday, January 20
VIKINGS START MLK TOURNAMENT WITH AN 11 to 0 SHUTOUT OVER GARFIELD HEIGHTS



Saturday night belonged to the Vikings as they ran over the Garfield Bulldogs in an 8:30 game at Dan Kostel Arena in Parma.  Every Viking got ice time and contributed to this win, including Matt Zulewski in net with 4 saves.  Sophomore Mike Magana and Senior Bradley Harcourt had hatricks while Sophomore Kyle Policicchio had 2 goals.  Others scoring for the Vikings were Zach Lawson, John Derosiers, and Ben Bishop.  Assists were earned by Dylan Oney (2), Harcourt (4), Alec Weber, Sam Hankins (2), Nathan Murphy and Ben Bishop.

The team faces off against the CVCA Royals today at 3:30 in what has become a non-division rivalry. The Vikings then travel back to Parma on Monday morning for an 8:30 game against Holy Name JV.  If the team advances to the finals, the championship will be played on Wednesday evening at Michael Ries Arena.  GO VIKES!!!!



Friday, January 18
VIKINGS DEFEAT AURORA TO REMAIN IN FIRST PLACE IN LEAGUE



HOOVER VIKINGS DEFEAT AURORA GREENMEN TO CONTINUE THEIR FIRST PLACE SPOT IN THE LEAGUE

Excellent net minding by Aurora kept the Vikings' 56 shots on net to 4 goals, but the Hoover Vikings played tough and were determined to keep their winning streak in Friday night's contest against Aurora. Brad Harcourt started the scoring with an additional two goals scored by Dylan Oney and an unassisted beauty from defenseman Spencer Mackert. Helpers were earned by Mackert, Harcourt, Zach Lawson,and John Derosiers. Next up for the Vikes is the MLK Tournament this weekend in Parma where the team will face off against Parma, CVCA and Holy Name JV. The Vikings continue their number one position in the league at 10-1 working steadily toward a Baron Cup spot. Good Luck this weekend, Vikings, in Parma. GO VIKES!!!!



Friday, January 18
Vikings Beat Benedictine and Shut-Out Parma!



Saturday, January 12

The Vikings defeated Benedictine by a score of 7 to 2 on Saturday night at Cleveland Heights Recreation Center.  Korey Davis looked sharp in the net only letting in 2 goals from a small but tenacious Benedictine squad.  With only 8 skaters and a goalie, Benedictine played hard and gave the Vikings a great game.  

The first period saw two Hoover goals, both scored by Brad Harcourt, with assists coming from Zach Lawson, Dylan Oney and Spencer Mackert.  Five minutes into the second period, Harcourt scored again, assisted by Oney.  Benedictine answered but was shut down quickly with another Viking goal scored by Zach Lawson, assisted by John Derosiers and Dylan Oney.  With 1:34 left in the first, Alec Weber let go a slapshot to bring the score to 5 - 1 going into the third. 

Lawson scored two goals in the third, and Benedictine was only able to put one past the Hoover netminder - final score:  7-2.

 

Tuesday, January 15

An away game in Parma at 8:45pm brought goalie Kirk Greenho a shutout with a final score of 4-0.  A scoreless first period made Viking fans anxious, as a win in this game would bring the Vikings back into the first place position in the league.  

Fans would have to wait until just under three minutes to go in the second period before Dylan Oney put the first puck past the Parma net.  Brad Harcourt quickly followed, bringing the score to 2-0 Hoover after two.  Assists were earned by John Derosiers and Zach Lawson.  The third period saw two more goals - both from Harcourt, assisted by Dylan Oney, Zach Lawson and Alex Zielke.  Tough defensive play by Spencer Mackert and Ben Bishop contributed to the shut out along with Greenho's excellent netminding.

Next up for the Vikings is Friday night against Aurora in a league game, followed by the Parma MLK tournament this weekend featuring games against Parma. CVCA and Holy Name JV.  Come out and support our Vikings at home this Friday.  Puck drops at 5:45!

 

 



Thursday, January 10
BACK ON TRACK, THE VIKINGS STOMP OUT AVON LAKE 12-2



BACK ON TRACK, THE VIKINGS STOMP OUT AVON LAKE 12-2

Tuesday night, the Vikings were back on the winning track with a lopsided 12-2 victory over Avon Lake in Rocky River. Brad Harcourt had a hatrick in the first 10 minutes of the game, continuing to score two more goals and 2 assists before the end of the contest. Alex Zielke had the playmaker on Harcourts three goals. Also scoring for the Vikings were Sam Hankins (2 goals), Ben Bishop, Matt Smith (2 goals), Kyle Policicchio, and Ben Zalewski with his first varsity goal. Assists were earned by Bishop, Dylan Oney, John Derosiers, Mike Magana and Zach Lawson. The Vikings have their next game on Saturday night in Cleveland Heights at 5:00 pm. GO VIKES!!!!



Friday, December 28
Hoover Goes 3 and 1 in Christmas Tournament Winning over Elyria Catholic 7-3



HOOVER GOES 3 and 1 IN CHRISTMAS TOURNAMENT WINNING OVER ELYRIA CATHOLIC 7-3

VIKINGS END TOURNAMENT WITH 7-3 VICTORY OVER ELYRIA CATHOLIC

The Vikings closed out the CVCA Christmas Tournament with a commanding 7-3 win over Elyria Catholic last night.  Korey Davis was tough in the net against a talented and physical Elyria Catholic squad, stopping some very hard and very well placed shots on his net. 

Brad Harcourt earned a hattrick, burying the puck for the first two goals of the game and scoring again early in the second period.  Sam Hankins, assisted by Spencer Mackert, continued the scoring, with subsequent goals by Zach Lawson from Harcourt and John Derosiers, Alex Zielke from Ben Bishop, and Dylan Oney from Brad Harcourt and Zach Lawson.  The three wins were particularly impressive, given the victories were against teams in the White Division of the Greater Cleveland Hockey League.

The Vikings enjoy some time off for the New Year, and are back on the ice on January 5th.  Happy New Year and GO VIKES!!



Thursday, December 27
All Four New Vikings Hit the Scoreboard Against Normandy



ALL FOUR NEW VIKINGS HIT THE SCOREBOARD!

In a 12-0 victory over Normandy, the Hoover Vikings had all four new players hit the scoreboard today!  Freshmen Evan Uslick, Ben Bishop and Nathan Murphy as well as sophomore Matt Zalewski all posted points for the Vikings, with Murphy scoring his second goal in as many games!

Other Hoover players that hit the twine include Zach Lawson (1 goal, 1 assist), Spencer Mackert (2 goals, 2 assists), Brad Harcourt (2 goals), Alec Weber (2 goals), Sam Hankins (1 goal, 2 assists), Dylan Oney (1 goal, 1 assist), John Derosiers (1 goal), and Alex Zielke (1 goal, 1 assist).

The team plays Elyria Catholic tonight in the final game of the Christmas tournament.  Come out and support our Vikings at 8:30 pm at the KSU Arena.  GO VIKES!!



Wednesday, December 26
Vikings Ride Rough Over Kent Roosevelt



The Vikings came back with a vengence tonight with a 5-2 win over a tough Rough Riders team.  Kent scored first, but  5 unanswered goals followed, with some new faces on the scoreboard including Freshman Nathan Murphy.

Mike Magana started the scoring with a goal halfway into the first period on assists from Samuel Hankins and Kyle PolicchioDylan Oney scored next on assists from Zach Lawson and Brad HarcourtNathan Murphy's first high school goal came at 10:22 in the second period on an assist from Magana.  Two minutes later, Spencer Mackert scored unassisted on a slapshot from the blueline. 

The third period saw one goal from Harcourt, assisted by Mackert and Lawson.  The Rough Riders pulled the goalie with two minutes to go, trying a 6 on 4 during a Hoover penalty but were unable to bury the puck after a stellar performance from goalie Korey Davis who stopped 23 Kent shots. 

Tomorrow the Vikings face off against Normandy at 11:00 am and at 8:30 against Elyria Catholic.  Come out and support our Hoover Vikings.  GO VIKES!!



Wednesday, December 26
Vikings Fall in Chippy Tournament Game One



The Hoover Vikings took 40 shots on the CVCA net today but were only able to put one away - a goal by Sam Hankins assisted by Spencer Mackert and Mike Magana. 

In a chippy contest, the Vikings racked up penalty minutes and had a hard time getting the puck into the crease, with CVCA called for almost 20 minutes in the box.  The CVCA Christmas tournament continues tonight at 8:45 pm at KSU Arena with the Vikings facing the Kent Roosevelt Roughriders.  GO VIKES!



Wednesday, December 26
Hoover Dominates Avon in 10-2 Win



The Vikings dominated Friday's game against the Avon Purple Eagles, winning in a 10-2 shut-down Friday night.  The Vikings never allowed Avon in the game, taking an early lead with the first goal, scored by Bradley Harcourt, on assists from Dylan Oney and John Derosiers less than one minute into the first period. 

Avon scored 4 minutes later but it was all Vikings with four more goals scored by Zach Lawson on an assist by Derosiers, Sam Hankins on assists from Kyle Policchio and Alex Zielke, and Dylan Oney on an assist from Harcourt.  Halfway through the second period, Harcourt scored unassisted, followed quickly by a goal from Avon, but the rest of the game belonged to the Vikings, with goals scored by Harcourt on assists from Oney and Spencer Mackert, Oney on an assist from Harcourt, Derosiers unassisted and a final two goals by Harcourt - one unassisted and one assisted by Lawson.

The Vikings play in the Christmas Tournament this week at Kent State University with four games in two days beginning  Wednesday at 12:00 noon.  Come to KSU and support our Vikings.  GO VIKES!!!!



Wednesday, December 19
Vikings Continue Winning Streak!



The Vikings are 5 wins and 0 losses on the season with their next game scheduled for this Friday night against Avon at Center Ice.

With games against Cleveland Heights (6-2), Avon (9-6), Olmsted Falls (10-5), Parma (5-4) and Midview (7-3) under their belts, the team is looking forward to a successful season!  Scoring leaders are Dylan Oney with 22 points, Zach Lawson, with 20 points and Brad Harcourt with 18 points.  Many other players are on the board with goals and assists including Sam Hankins, Alec Weber, Spencer Mackert, Kyle Policicchio, John Derosiers, Matt Smith, Ben Bishop, Mike Magana and Alex Zielke.

The Vikings will compete in a holiday tournament at Kent State University Ice Arena on December 26 and 27.  Come out and support the team this Friday, December 21 against Avon at home at 5:30!  GO VIKES!!!!



Monday, December 3
Vikings Open Season with a Win!



The Vikings opened their regular season with a 9 - 6 win against Avon at North Olmsted on Saturday night!

After a disappointing first goal scored by Avon, the Vikings came back to tie the game mid-way through the first period with a beautiful backhanded goal scored by Spencer Mackert on an assist from Ben Bishop.  Avon scored again 40 seconds later, but the Vikings scored two goals in rapid succession - the first by Dylan Oney who found the back of the next on a quick wrister and the second by Zach Lawson, both assisted by Brad Harcourt.

Avon answered with two goals in the last minute of the first period and one just a minute and a half into the second, but the rest of the game belonged to Hoover.   Harcourt's goal on an assist from Lawson early in the second started a string of North Canton goals, with sophomores Lawson and Oney each earning hattricks in the contest, and Harcourt, Lawson and Oney earning 5, 6 and 5 points respectively before the final horn.  Defensemen John Derosiers and Ben Bishop each earned points for an assist apiece in the second and third periods.  

Next up for the Vikings is Saturday at home at 3:40 pm at Center Ice against Parma. Come out and support the team! 

GO VIKES!!



Monday, November 19
Vikings Open Pre-Season with Strong Showing!



The Hoover Vikings opened the pre-season with strong showings against Kent Roosevelt, Gilmour Academy and Benedictine. 

In Friday night's home game against Kent, the Vikings got off to a slow start but won two out of three periods against this White Division team.  On Sunday, the team traveled first to Gilmour Academy to play against a combination team of Gilmour's Varsity A and B squads, with a hard-fought 2-0 loss.  Later that afternoon in Cleveland Heights, the team took on Benedictine, a team that they will meet during the regular season, winning two periods and tying one, with all three goalies seeing net time.

The team competes this weekend in the Parma Thanksgiving Tournament, with the first game at 12:45 pm against Shaker at Ries Arena in Parma.

GO VIKES!!



Saturday, November 12
200 Fans Pack Center Ice for Hoover-Jackson Scrimmage



More than 200 fans packed Center Ice Arena last night to watch the Hoover Vikings scrimmage the Jackson Polar Bears.  In a game riddled with penalities, Hoover was only able to squeeze one puck past Jackson's netminder in the second period of play. 

Period one went scoreless with Kirk Greenho in net until there was 1:23 left of play.  Tough defense kept Jackson to only five shots.  The Vikings scored first in the second period only 3 minutes into play, with Zach Lawson on a beautiful, unassisted top shelf goal.  That goal was answered by Jackson seven minutes later, and then again with only 3:50 left in the period, leaving the Vikings down 2-1 in period two.  Goalie Korey Davis stopped seven shots from the Bears.

The third period saw more offensive action from Jackson, with 14 shots on net, and 3 goals scored.  Hoover's offense was kept to only 3 shots which weren't enough to allow a point. 

Next up for Hoover is a game versus the Mighty Barons Sled Hockey team on Friday, November 18th at 5:50 at Center Ice, followed by a trip to Gilmour Academy on Saturday to play Gilmour's Varsity B team at 3:00 pm.  GO VIKES!!



Saturday, November 5
Hoover Vikings Scrimmage Wooster!



The Hoover Vikings had their first pre-season scrimmage today against Wooster Club, with tight scores in all three periods.

The Vikings scored first in the first period of play, less than one minute into the game, with Chaz Gordish burying the puck on a pass from John Derosiers.  Wooster came back to score two minutes later, but that goal was answered by Bradley Harcourt's short-handed, unassisted goal less than one minute later.  That goal proved to be enough to give Hoover the win in the first period, with netminder Kirk Greenho playing tough in the net.

In second period play, the Vikings went scoreless even though the Wooster squad racked up 8 minutes in penalties. Goalie Korey Davis held Wooster to only two goals with his first net appearance.

The third period saw Hoover in the penalty box twice, with the lone Viking goal coming 4 minutes into the period.  Although the official scoresheet shows Preston Mackert scoring unassisted, it looked to those of us watching that the goal was scored by defenseman Zach Lawson on a pass from Mackert.

Next up for the Vikings is Jackson next Friday at Center Ice.



Thursday, November 3
Hoover Vikings Set to Kick Off Pre-Season with Scrimmage Against Wooster



The Hoover Vikings are set to kick off their pre-season this Saturday, November 5th in a scrimmage against Wooster.  The puck drops at 3:40 pm at Center Ice!

The Vikings welcome back 11 returning lettermen, and welcome 9 new players to their varsity roster.  The team has been preparing for the season since August with Captains' workouts, ice sessions and skill and agility training.  With more than 30 games scheduled including tournaments, the Vikings will have a busy fall and winter season with competitive play in the newly aligned Blue Division of the GCHSHL. 

 Come out and support our Vikings this Saturday!  GO VIKES!