March 8, 2014
Statement from Ohio
High School Athletic Association Regarding Ice Hockey State Championship
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
By national rule, there is no shootout procedure in high
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
- 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
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
Nationwide Arena, Columbus
March 7 & 8, 2014
State Tournament Schedule
(All games at Nationwide Arena in
Friday, March 7 - Semifinals
Semifinal #1- Sylvania Northview
3, Columbus St. Charles 1
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
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
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.
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