Kevin McNamara scored two goals and Kevin Crocker had two assists as MYHA Black won the Montgomery Youth Hockey Association House Holiday Classic I Middle House Division title with a 3-2 victory over MYHA White Thursday afternoon at ARC IceSports in Rockville.
Andrew Fox scored one goal and Michael Flickinger had one assist for MYHA Black. Noah Goodman (15 saves) and Jacob Raim (12 saves) played well in goal.
Josh John and Jeff Radner each scored one goal for MYHA White, which took a 1-0 lead in the first period. Ben Brock made 22 saves.
"We got off to a slow start in the first period, but we came on strong in the second period," said MYHA Black Coach Dan McDermitt, whose team scored three goals in the second period. "I was a little nervous when [White] scored late in the third period, but our defense stepped up and got the job done."
MYHA Black began the tournament with a 5-4 win over MYHA White. McNamara had two goals and one assist and Goodman made 27 saves. Crocker had one goal and two assists and Fox and Eric Collich each scored one goal. Flickinger and Nick Ballen each had one assist.
Alex Dittberner scored two goals and Brock made 30 saves for MYHA White. Radner and Robert Ruscher each scored one goal and Chris Schultze, Justin Linck and Mark Cohen each had one assist.
MYHA Black improved to 2-0 with an 8-1 win over the Red Hawks. McNamara had three goals and two assists and Alex Whitnall had three assists. Crocker had two goals and one assist and Fred Bulger added one goal and one assist. Andrew Fox scored one goal, P.J. Bourke had one assist and Goodman (seven saves) and Raim (six saves) each played well in goal. Turan Tuluy scored one goal and David Fitzpatrick made 36 saves for the Red Hawks.
MYHA Black advanced to the finals with a 7-4 win over the Bolts. Whitnall scored three goals and Crocker and McNamara each had one goal and three assists. Bourke had one goal and one assist and Raim (10 saves) and Goodman (three saves) each played well in goal. Scott Reyen and Chris Ittieleg played good defense.
Drew Payton and Aaron Zaffos each had one goal and one assist for the Bolts. Kyle Irion and Alexander Hoffman each scored one goal and Matt Redmond and Franz Shelko each had one assist. March Stein (15 saves) and Travis Woehrman (10 saves) each played well in goal.
"This is probably the only tournament we'll get in this year so I'm glad we did well," said McDermitt, who is assisted by Bill Maccuch. "The kids played very well throughout the tournament, especially our goalies, Sam and Noah. They had to split playing time but they both did an outstanding job."
MYHA House Holiday Classic I
Middle House Division
MYHA White 3
HIGHLIGHTS: Ben Brock made 18 saves and Derek Yee scored the winning goal with 3:36 left in the third period for MYHA White. Jeff Radner and Josh John each scored one goal and Alex Dittberner had two assists. Mark Cohen had one assist.
Drew Payton and Aaron Zaffos each scored one goal for the Bolts. Franz Shelko had one assist and Marc Stein (19 saves) and Travis Woehrman (three saves) played well in goal.
Red Hawks 3
HIGHLIGHTS: Drew Payton scored three goals and Alexander Hoffman, Patrick Maloney, Franz Shelko and Aaron Zaffos each had one assist for the Bolts. Marc Stein (13 saves) and Travis Woehrman (six saves) played well in goal.
John Bolen scored two goals for the Red Hawks. Misha Malykh scored one goal and David Fitzpatrick made 21 saves.
Red Hawks 2
HIGHLIGHTS: Misha Malykh scored two goals and David Fitzpatrick made 21 saves in net as the Red Hawks outshot MYHA White, 21-12.
Derek Yee had one goal and one assist for MYHA White. Josh John scored one goal, Jeff Radner had one assist and Ben Brock made 19 saves in goal.
Winged Vipers 7
Flying Dragons 3
HIGHLIGHTS: Dan Karbeling had two goals and one assist and Arthur Piles made 28 saves as the Winged Vipers improved to 1-2 at the MYHA House Holiday Classic.
Jake Zaika had one goal and one assist and Matt Mitchell, Joe Perone, Michael Simenauer and Alex Kahan each scored one goal. Luke Greiner and Jim Lacey each had one assist.
Sean Dinn scored two goals and Adam Fleishman made 16 saves in goal for the Flying Dragons. Jeremy Jacques scored one goal.
Reston Raiders White 11
Flying Dragons 1
HIGHLIGHTS: Jeremy Jacques scored one goal and Sam Raim made 29 saves for the Flying Dragons. Alex Timbers, Willem Klein, Jacob VanDerveen and Willie Watkins also played well.
Reston Raiders Black 15
Flying Dragons 1
HIGHLIGHTS: Sean Dinn scored one goal and Sam Hull made 40 saves for the Flying Dragons. Ryan Haughey had one assist and Patrick Hamilton-Bruen, Jason Mohr and Adam Fleishman played good defense.
Reston Raiders Black 14
Winged Vipers 8
HIGHLIGHTS: William Newman scored four goals and Russell Hamilton made 12 saves as Reston scored six goals in the second period and won at the MYHA House Holiday Classic.
Luke Greiner scored four goals and Arthur Piles made 21 saves for the Winged Vipers. Jake Zaika scored two goals and Brian Lessans and Alex Kahan each added one. Andy Chervenak, Dan Karbeling, Trey Baker and Ed Hirsch each had one assist.
Reston Raiders White 5
Winged Vipers 2
HIGHLIGHTS: Luke Greiner and Jimmy Lacey each scored one goal and Matt Mitchell made 25 saves as the Winged Vipers finished fourth at the MYHA House Classic I. Joe Perone had one assist.
Chesapeake Chiefs 5
Winged Vipers 1
HIGHLIGHTS: Jacob Trantin had two goals and one assist and Matt Gardner made 24 saves as Chesapeake won the opening game of the MYHA House Holiday Classic.
Jake Zaika scored an unassisted goal in the second period for the Winged Vipers. Matt Mitchell made 16 saves in goal.
Chesapeake Chiefs 8
Flying Dragons 0
HIGHLIGHTS: Sam Raim made 17 saves for the Flying Dragons. Christopher Pohl, Joshua Schell and Tommy Carney also played well.