Bomber Hockey Finishes Fourth In 19th Annual Chiller Thanksgiving Classic
The Varsity Hockey Bombers had to shake off the food coma quickly, as they started their tournament Friday afternoon against Kenston. The game was fast paced with a lot of chances going back and forth for both teams. The game was scoreless as both teams headed to the locker room between the second and third period. The Bombers jumped on the scoreboard first as junior defenseman James Winstel made a pass to senior Tyler Dellerman in the defensive zone, who then made a bank pass off the boards to spring senior Nick Kaneps on a breakaway. Kaneps buried it, and the Bombers took a 1-0 lead. Kenston then went on to score two unanswered goals and win the game 2-1.
The Bombers looked to get back in the win column with their game the next day at 9:30 am and they did just that against Westerville. The Bombers got on the board early as freshman Nick Langenderfer buried home a goal. Westerville responded with a power play goal of their own. Then with the Bombers on the power play, senior Jack Langenderfer fired a shot on goal, and Kaneps dove and put the rebound in the net and the Bombers took a 2-1 lead. The Bombers went on to win the game 6-3, with Jack Langenderfer scoring another goal, along with sophomore Jake Anding, and senior Kyle Archdeacon. Sophomore Alex Hill got his first varsity start in goal, and recorded his first varsity win.
The Bombers looked to continue their momentum into the second game of the day against the NW Eagles. Goals were scored by freshman Zach Bohn, Anding, Jack Langenderfer who had 2, sophomore Max Boulton, Nick Langenderfer, and senior Billy Johnson. The Bombers won the game 10-0.
The Bombers finished second in their pool behind Kenston, which resulted in the Bombers playing in the third-place game against the Dayton Stealth. The Bombers got on the board first, when senior Neil Keyser passed the puck to the front of the net and Kyle Archdeacon buried it in the back of the net. The Bombers gave up two goals unanswered and lost the game 2-1 to finish 2-2 on the weekend. The Bombers took fourth place in the tournament, only giving up 7 goals on the weekend.
The JV hockey team was also in Columbus for the Chiller Thanksgiving Classic, and they took fourth place as well, losing to St. Charles 10-7 in the third place game.
The Varsity hockey team’s next game will be Saturday night against Indian Hill, with the start time changed to 7 pm. The game is at Indian Hill Winter Club.