FROM STAFF REPORTS
Aurora -- The Greenmen hockey team's record now stands at 3-14-1 after a win and two losses last week in Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League action.
After tying Twinsburg earlier in the season, AHS beat the Tigers. Colin MacDonald scored first assisted by Steve Lawrie and Nathan Schwartz. Canton McElwee blasted home a power play goal from MacDonald midway through the third period to give the team some breathing room. Goaltender Rachael Schwartz stopped all 18 Twinsburg shots en route to her second straight shutout.
"We played very well; the puck movement was the best we've had all season, especially on the power play," said coach John Sheridan.
It looked like AHS might make it three in a row against West Geauga, leading 3-0 on goals by Nathan Schwartz, Mike Ambrose and MacDonald.
However, the Wolverines stormed back, scoring twice in less than a minute, then tying the game on a power play goal late in the frame.
West G. rode the momentum and costly Aurora penalties to a 4 goal third period and a 7-3 victory.
"We learned that the game is 45 minutes long and we have to battle the whole way," said Sheridan. "This loss was really tough because we played so well early, then we quit skating and couldn't overcome our mistakes."
Aurora then faced division leading Mayfield and lost 7-1. Mayfield is undefeated in the division.
Lawrie scored the locals' lone goal on a pass play from MacDonald and McElwee early in the third period with a man advantage. Rachael Schwartz stopped 49 shots as the puck was in Aurora's zone most of the night.
"Despite the score, I had no problem with our effort. That's probably the team that will win our division so we knew we were going to have our hands full," said Sheridan.
The team has two home games at the Pond this weekend. -- Jan. 12 against Olmsted Falls at 6:40 p.m. and Jan. 13 at 6:30 p.m. against Benedictine.