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Cherokee 2 Has No Problem with Shawnee

Monday, February 21, 2005

By Mike Costantino
SJSports Staff Writer

Shawnee had its season ended abruptly as Cherokee 2 skated to a 6-1 victory on Monday night in tournament action played at the Igloo. Cherokee 2 now advances to the next round and will face Paul VI at Hollydell on Friday night. Shawnee, coming off a 10-5-3 season and a berth in the Flyers Cup, could not muster much offense in the playoffs, scoring just 5 goals. Cherokee 2 has played solid defense and enjoyed hot goaltending by SJ Broadt. Mike Prince led the attack with two goals as Cherokee jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the first period and never looked back.

Goals by Jimmy Moore and Tom Paradise gave Cherokee 2 a commanding 5-0 lead midway through the second period and you could sense the confidence building among the Cherokee 2 players, as this very young team, they only have one senior on their roster, can no longer stay under the radar. Shawnee’s lone goal came on the power play as Andrew Jamieson converted a nice feed from Kurt Kaiser to ruin the shutout bid by Broadt late in the second period. Prince scored his second goal with about six minutes left in the game to make it 6-1 and end any hopes Shawnee had of a miracle comeback.

Notes: Looking ahead Cherokee 2 has beaten Paul VI twice this season and is among the elite eight left in the tournament and arguably are one of the hottest teams right now and are 2 wins away from the final four. The future definitely looks bright for the Cherokee program.

Photos by Art Redd

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