The hockey team continued to battle the weather on Saturday night as they tried to get their third game in against Northern Kentucky before it got too bad outside. While the all-day rain slowly changed to freezing rain and then finally snow, the Elks and Norse put on a good show for the crowd who gathered at South Metro.
Through the first two periods, the Elks got two scores from Dominik del Ghingaro while being outshot by the Norse, 27-8. Thanks to outstanding goalie play, the Elks were within striking distance heading to the third period down by just one goal, 3-2. That great goalie play continued throughout the third period as the Elks pitched a shutout and got a power play goal from John Chamberlain to tie the game at 3 and send it to overtime. The two teams played a scoreless overtime period as well which then sent the game to a shootout. Unfortunately for the lks, the Norse went 1-3 in the shootout while blanking the Elks to escape with a thrilling, 4-3 win.
After the game concluded, everyone involved decided Mother Nature had won and cancelled the final round of the tournament on Sunday. Through three games, the Norse were 3-0 and had garnered the most points so they were declared tournament champions. The Canton/Akron Jets finished right behind the Norse and were declared runners-up, the Elks finished third and the Elder Panthers fourth.
Now 11-13 overall and 5-4 in SWOHSHL play, the Elks are back in action on Friday night when they welcome Talawanda High School to South Metro for a 7:00 PM faceoff.