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2016 OHSAA Ice Hockey State Tournament

Nationwide Arena, Columbus
March 10 & 12, 2016


State Tournament Schedule

(All games at Nationwide Arena in Columbus)
, March 10 - Semifinals
4 p.m. -
Hunting Valley University School (26-11-2) 3, Dublin Coffman (28-9-3) 2 (2 OT)
     7 p.m. - Cleveland St. Ignatius (37-2-1) 5, Toledo St. Francis deSales (36-2-0) 1

Saturday, March 12 - Championship Game

Cleveland St. Ignatius 4, Hunting Valley University School 3


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State Semifinal Game #1

Hunting Valley University School (26-11-2) 3, Dublin Coffman (28-9-3) 2 (2 OT)

[ Box Score ]


Hunting Valley University School Outlasts Dublin Coffman, 3-2 In Double Overtime

COLUMBUS, Ohio A goal by Hunting Valley University School senior captain Robert Engoglia assisted by junior Tommy Nook 54 seconds into the second overtime period sealed a 3-2 win against Dublin Coffman at the 2016 OHSAA ice hockey state semifinals at Nationwide Arena on Thursday.


With the victory, University School (26-11-2) advances to its first ice hockey state championship since 2009 when the Preppers captured their second state title.


Dublin Coffman (28-9-3) was making its second appearance at the state ice hockey tournament. Dublin Coffman senior goalie Grant Powell finished with 38 saves to lead the Shamrocks.

University School outshot Dublin Coffman 41-26, holding a 22-9 advantage in shots in the third period and both overtime periods.


Dublin Coffman struck first, as junior Luke Babner found the back of the net with assists by senior Cameron Fiorita and senior Michael Aman, taking a 1-0 lead at the 3:33 mark of the first period.  

With 47 seconds remaining in the first period, University School junior Alex Hoyen scored after a shot by senior Zach Goetsch was deflected to him, tying the game 1-1 at the end of one.


University School carried its momentum into the second period as junior JD Clemens scored a goal assisted by senior Ryan Gorbett and senior Goetsch 34 seconds into the period, giving the Preppers a 2-1 lead early in the period.


Later in the second period, Dublin Coffman used a power-play goal by senior Kyle Talebi assisted by senior Ryon Malas with 4:54 until the break to tie the game 2-2.


After a scoreless third period and first overtime, University School broke the stalemate 54 seconds into double overtime as Engoglia scored after a pass from Nook, giving the Preppers the 3-2 victory in dramatic fashion.


The game marked the first overtime game in an OHSAA ice hockey state tournament since the 2014 OHSAA ice hockey state championship, which ended in a 1-1 tie between Cleveland St. Ignatius and Sylvania Northview after seven overtimes. That game prompted new overtime rules, including going to four-on-four play beginning in the second overtime.


University School will face the winner of Toledo St. Francis de Sales (36-1-0) and Cleveland St. Ignatius (36-2-1) Saturday at 2 p.m. in the 2016 OHSAA ice hockey state championship.


State Semifinal Game #2

Toledo St. Francis deSales (36-1-0) vs. Cleveland St. Ignatius (36-2-1)

[ Box Score ]


Strong Start Powers Cleveland St. Ignatius Past Toledo St. Francis deSales, 5-1

COLUMBUS, Ohio Three first period goals were enough for Cleveland St. Ignatius to set the tone and upset top-ranked Toledo St. Francis deSales 5-1 in a 2016 OHSAA ice hockey state semifinal game at Nationwide Arena on Thursday.


St Ignatius (37-2-1) recorded one of its two loses in the regular season to St. Francis deSales 5-1, but the Wildcats used strong goalkeeping and defensive play and five goals on 32 shots to return the favor and defeat the Knights and advance to its fourth state final.


St. Ignatius is back in the state championship for the second time in three years, the first time since 2014 when it earned co-state champion honors after a 1-1 tie after seven overtimes with Sylvania Northview.


Leading the way for St. Ignatius was junior Seth Whitney, finishing with two goals on five shots. Senior Zachary Kisel, senior Aidan Spellacy and junior Cullen Frebes each finished with one goal. Senior goalkeeper Dylan McKeon recorded 33 saves and allowed only one goal.


Despite outshooting St. Ignatius 34-32, St. Francis deSales (36-2-0) could not convert its opportunities and dropped its first game since losing to Bowling Green 3-2 on December 28 and its second game all season.


In the first period, Spellacy started the scoring for St. Ignatius with an unassisted goal at the 8:01 mark of the first period to take a 1-0 lead, then 31 seconds later, Whitney scored on a goal assisted by senior Jared Stepka to increase the lead to 2-0.


The third goal of the period for St. Ignatius was scored by Kisel with an assist from Spellacy at the 1:20 mark, giving St. Ignatius a 3-0 lead at the end of the first period. St. Ignatius started the second period where it left off. Whitney scored his second goal of the game, unassisted with 11:57 left in the period, increasing the St. Ignatius advantage to 4-0. A third period goal by Frebes assisted by sophomore Bain Kurtz and junior Matthew Wiegandt at the 12:07 mark gave St. Ignatius its largest lead of the game, 5-0.


St. Francis deSales would avoid the shutout on a power play goal by junior Warren Natyshak assisted by senior Brendan Furry and senior Matt Vild at the 6:54 mark of the third period to bring the score to 5-1, but it would not be enough for the Knights, as St. Ignatius went on to win 5-1.


St. Ignatius will face Hunting Valley University School (26-11-2) in the 2016 OHSAA ice hockey state championship game on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Nationwide Arena.



State Championship Game

[ Box Score ]


Cleveland St. Ignatius Hangs On To Win 4-3 Against Hunting Valley University School, Captures Fourth Ice Hockey State Championship

COLUMBUS, Ohio Cleveland St. Ignatius gave up a late goal to Hunting Valley University School with 39 seconds left reduce its lead to one goal, but the Wildcats hung on to win, 4-3, and capture its fourth ice hockey state title Saturday at the 2016 OHSAA ice hockey state championship at Nationwide Arena.

St. Ignatius (38-2-1) was making its fourth appearance in the state championship, with its most recent appearance coming in 2014 when it was named co-state champions along with Sylvania Northview after the game ended after seven overtimes. This time however, the Wildcats left Nationwide Arena as outright state champions, capturing their third state title in seven years and fourth overall.

St. Ignatius outshot University School 39-21 overall, including 23-7 in the second period. University School senior goalkeeper Alec Silver finished with 35 saves in the loss. St. Ignatius senior goalie Dylan McKeon recorded 18 saves.

Seniors Zachary Kisel, Aidan Spellacy and Camden Gerard led the way for St. Ignatius. Kisel finished with two goals on just three shots and one assist. Spellacy recorded one goal on six shots and three assists and Gerard added one goal and two assists.

University School was led by senior captain Engoglia, junior JD Clemens and senior James Koch with one goal each. Clemens and Engoglia also finished with two assists.

St. Ignatius set the tone early, scoring 14 seconds into the game on a goal from Gerard with assists by senior Spellacy and senior Jared Stepka, giving the Wildcats a 1-0 lead with 14:46 remaining in the period. St. Ignatius led 1-0 at the end of the first period.

University School responded just a few minutes into the second period, tying the game 1-1 on a power play goal by Koch assisted by Clemens and Engoglia at the 12:54 mark of the period. But St. Ignatius responded and reclaimed the lead shortly thereafter, scoring at the 9:59 mark of the second with a goal by Kisel assisted by Spellacy and Gerard to go ahead 2-1.

Then 57 seconds later, Kisel scored again on a goal assisted by Spellacy to extend the St. Ignatius advantage to 3-1 with 9:02 left in the period.

After assisting on the first three goals, Spellacy found his turn to score a goal with 2:02 left in the period on assists from Kisel and Gerard to give St. Ignatius a commanding 4-1 lead heading into the third period.

But University School responded in the third. Engoglia scored a goal at the 13:57 mark with an assist from Clemens to cut the deficit to 4-2.

Then with 39 seconds to go, University School struck again with its goalie pulled, this time with a goal from Clemens assisted by Engoglia and junior Tommy Nook to cut the St. Ignatius lead to 4-3. But University School could not tie the game in the final 39 seconds, and St. Ignatius went on to win 4-3.

St. Ignatius was victorious in all three matchups against University School in the regular season, winning 3-1, 4-0 and 5-3, but pulled out its closest win against the Preppers when it mattered most to claim the state championship.



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