HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY: AVON BOUNCES OLMSTED FALLS IN OVERTIME, THANKS TO A LITTLE LUCK

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BROOKLYN — Sometimes luck is all the difference between winning and losing.

Avon got a little luck in overtime when Leo Goetz slapped the puck toward Olmsted Falls goalie Zach Snyder from the blue line.

The puck hit a couple of players, bounced off Snyder and landed on the ice, where it barely trickled over the goal line to give the Eagles a 2-1 win in Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League White North Division action at the Brooklyn Rec Center.

Avon improved to 11-4 overall and is all alone in first place in the White North at 4-0 and eight points.

“When you’re going against a goalie like Snyder, you have to keep moving the puck and try to get around him instead of shooting right at him,” Goetz said. “I just threw that one at the net and got a lucky bounce.”

The Eagles opened the scoring in the first period when Snyder saved Gabe Intagliata’s shot only to have the puck land right in front of Chris Rettman, who poked it into the net for a 1-0 lead at the 4:02 mark.

Avon’s Danny Fielding was equal to the task between the pipes stopping 20 shots in regulation with only one shot slipping past him.

The Bulldogs (4-6, 2-2) tied the score on Zach Henley’s first varsity goal with just 1:52 left in regulation.

“I never saw the puck,” said Avon

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