Dublin Villager


Irish end five-game losing streak

The Dublin Scioto High School hockey team snapped a five-game losing streak and posted only its second win in its last 14 games when it defeated Cincinnati Elder 3-2 on Jan. 17.

Wils Hutras, Cody Rice and David Sneddon each scored, Scott Carter had two assists and goaltender Christian Rice had 19 saves for the Irish, who lost to Holland Springfield 4-3 the next day to fall to 4-20 overall.

Carter, Hutras and Matt Ward scored against Springfield and Christian Rice had 23 saves.

The Irish dropped to 0-14 in the Capital Hockey Conference-Blue Division after losses to Cincinnati Moeller (12-1 on Jan. 10) and Worthington Kilbourne (8-0 on Jan. 11).

Scioto returns to league action against Watterson on Friday, Jan. 24, at Chiller Easton. The Irish lost to the Eagles 8-0 in a league game Dec. 21.

Celtics, Shamrocks ready for matchup

Coffman and Jerome will clash for the third time this season on Friday, Jan. 24, at Chiller Dublin in a game that will benefit the Do It For Daron foundation.

The foundation was spearheaded by former Blue Jackets defenseman Luke Richardson and his wife, Stephanie, after their daughter, Daron, committed suicide at age 14 on Nov. 13, 2010.

The primary objective of DIFD is to raise awareness and inspire conversations about youth mental health. The foundation, which provides resources and outlets to discuss mental illness, encourages youth to ask for help when needed.

Jody Shelley, a former Blue Jackets forward who now works in the organization's front office and serves as an analyst on Fox Sports Ohio's TV broadcast team for Blue Jackets games, will drop the puck in a ceremonial face-off before the Capital Hockey Conference game, and the players for both teams will wear purple laces in their skates and put purple tape on their sticks in honor of Daron, whose favorite color was purple.

Representatives from area mental health resources will be on hand, including the Dublin Counseling Center, the child and adolescent mental health unit from Ohio State's Harding Hospital and the United Methodist Children's Home.

Coffman and Jerome have split their first two meetings this season. The Celtics won 3-0 in the Adam Allgeyer Tournament on Dec. 5 at Chiller Dublin, and the Shamrocks won 5-2 in a league game Dec. 15.

Coffman, which is 14-11 overall and 7-5 in the CHC-Red Division, hasn't played since beating Watterson 12-0 in a league game Jan. 12.

Mark Heneman led the Shamrocks with four goals and goalie Grant Powell had 12 saves.

Jerome, which is 15-9-3 overall and 6-2-3 in the CHC-Red, defeated Cincinnati St. Xavier 4-0 on Jan. 18 to snap a four-game winless streak before beating Parma Padua 6-0 on Jan. 19.

Alex Booth, Jonathan Lelli, Coleman Mitchell and Chase Rose each scored against St. Xavier and goalie Connor Willette had 11 saves. Chris Cathis had two goals and goalie Shawn Ewert had 25 saves against Padua.

-- Aaron Blankenship