The Dublin Jerome High School hockey team defeated Worthington Kilbourne 6-3 on Feb. 2 to extend its unbeaten streak to seven games.
The Celtics improved to 19-9-4 overall and finished 10-1-4-1 (25 points) in the Capital Hockey Conference-Red Division to place second behind Olentangy Orange (29, 13-0-2-1) and ahead of Olentangy Liberty (23, 9-2-5), Coffman (19, 9-6-1) and Cincinnati Moeller (8, 4-12).
Chris Cathis, Coleman Mitchell and Evan Walters each had a goal and an assist, Lucas Brush, Malavika Dudaney and Tom Pease each had a goal and Shawn Ewert had 14 saves against Kilbourne.
Jerome defeated Thomas Worthington 10-0 in a league game Jan. 31. Brush and Alex Booth each had two goals and an assist, Cathis and Mitchell both had one goal and two assists and Joey Ryan had a goal and an assist to lead the Celtics.
Connor Willette had five saves against the Cardinals.
"We're playing really well right now," coach Pat Murphy said. "We're playing good defense across the ice and both of our goalies are making quality saves."
Shamrocks post two consecutive shutouts
Coffman closed the regular season with back-to-back shutouts, defeating Thomas 13-0 on Feb. 2 and Moeller 7-0 on Feb. 3 to improve to 16-12-1 overall.
Against the Cardinals, Thomas Tate had four goals, Kyle Talebi scored three, Matt King had a goal and four assists, Alex Schepflin had a goal and three assists, J.T. Latshaw had a goal and two assists, Nate Babner had four assists and Jason Strine had two goals.
Grant Powell and Brian Hoover each saw time in goal against the Cardinals, with both having two saves.
Against Moeller, Tate had four goals, King had three assists, Schepflin had a goal and an assist and Powell had 25 saves. The Shamrocks finished fourth in the CHC-Red.
Irish went winless in league play
Scioto lost to Beavercreek 3-1 on Feb. 2, extending its losing streak to six games and falling to 4-25 overall.
The Irish lost to Thomas 8-2 on Jan. 30 and lost to DeSales 9-1 on Jan. 31 to finish 0-16 (0 points) in the CHC-Blue behind champion Watterson (14, 7-9).
Evan Hutras and Matt Ward each had a goal, Christian Rice had an assist and Wils Hutras had 44 saves against the Cardinals.
Against DeSales, Scott Carter scored and Rice had 43 saves.
"We've played some of our best hockey these last few weeks even though the scores don't necessarily reflect that," coach Chad Ellis said. "Scott Carter scored against Beavercreek to put us in the lead in the first period and we pushed them to their limit before they scored an empty-net goal late in the third period to put the game away."