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Twinsburg ice hockey team poised to win first division title

by Steve Batko | Correspondent Published: January 31, 2013 12:00 AM

Having its best season in school history, the Twinsburg High ice hockey team has positioned itself to win a league championship.

The Tigers close out the regular season with a home game on Feb. 2 as they host Chesterland West Geauga at the Dan Kostel Arena in Garfield Heights in a game that will decide the championship of the Blue Central East Division.

Twinsburg's clash against the Wolverines will also serve as Senior Night. Action begins at 5:30 p.m.

"Come on out and support the team that is having its best season in its 10-year history as a varsity sport," said head coach James DiRosa. "Cheer them on to the division championship."

Tiger hockey officials announced that all Twinsburg and Reminderville residents, as well as Twinsburg City School students, will be allowed into the game at no charge.

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The Tigers also travel to the Cleveland Heights Recreation Center Arena on Feb. 1 to take on Lyndhurst Brush at 9 p.m.

Twinsburg won 7-0 over Nordonia at the Gilmour Ice Arena on Jan. 27. The Tigers barraged the Knight nets with 43 shots in a physical contest featuring 13 penalties.

Senior forward Eddie Govang put the Tigers on the board just 6:00 into the contest when he scored off feeds from junior forward Dylan Aoki and sophomore forward Kyle DiRosa.

Just over a minute later, senior defenseman Jared Rodic hit the back of the net on feeds from junior forward Hunter Coleman and DiRosa.

Twinsburg came out in control for the second period as senior forward Anthony Morelli scored off assists from Govang and Rodic. DiRosa followed up with a counter off feeds from Morelli and freshman defenseman Travis Zochowski.

The third period saw more of the same. Twinsburg sophomore goalie Jerry Gaydos stepped between the pipes replacing junior net minder Braden Susnik, who turned aside all six shots that he had faced and set the Tigers up for a shutout.

Tiger senior defenseman Mike Peelman notched another goal for Twinsburg assisted by Aoki. Then junior defenseman Andrew Leonard rifled a shot into the Knight net from the blue line, off feeds by Morelli and Aoki.

DiRosa capped the scoring finding the back of the net with an assist from Rodic. Gaydos turned aside the four shots he faced.

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