DEMONS SHOOTOUT WEEKEND RECAP
With 2 big wins at home at the Demons Shootout, Cleveland moves to 4-0 on the season and currently sits alone a top of the CILL standings.
Game 1: Cleveland Demons 13, Chicago Outlaws 8
The Cleveland Demons moved to 3-0 on the season with a big 13-8 win against the Chicago Outlaws. The penalty filled game was a hard hitting affair from the first whistle of the game. By the end of the 4th quarter, flaring tempers brought the game to a halting stop. Overall, the Demons played well in a heavily fought contest. Recent acquisitions at the forward position in Alex Cook (5 goals, 1 assist) and Tyler Hill (1 goal, 1assist), were a force to be reckoned with. Their knowledge of the box game and familiarity of playing with one another paid off multiple times in Demons goals. Hans Rydquist, making his first appearance of the 2016 season, took the ball to the rack several times and came up with 3 big goals. Brandon Sallee had another diving goal to add to the Cleveland lead. Tyler Murphy moving from forward to the transition slot had a big impact on the game with 1 goal and 1 assist. Sam Carmony battled all game at the face-off x. Defensively, Jon Hurm, Eli George, Brian Holzheimer, and company came up with some huge hits and stifling defense to the Outlaw shooters. In the end, Bobby Lyle’s 46 saves in the cage proved to be a huge difference maker. Chicago came into the game prepared to play and tried to execute a physical game plan, but Cleveland’s depth proved to be too much for the visiting team to overcome.
Goalie Lyle 46 saves
Scoring Cook 5g,1a; Blue 4a; Rydquist 3g; N. Jones 1g,1a; Hill 1g,1a; Murphy 1g,1a; Sallee 1g; S. Jones 1g; Carmony 1a
Game 2: Cleveland Demons 13, Detroit Coney Dogs 6
The second game of the weekend for Cleveland proved to be somewhat tame as Cleveland was never in serious trouble from the shorthanded Coney Dogs. David Blue and Charlie Joyce each recorded 2 goals and 2 assists in the game. Nate Jones found the back of the net 3 times. Alex Cook had 1 goal and 3 assists. Tyler Hill’s 2 goals were added to by Tyler Murphy’s 2 goals and Steven Jones’s single tally. An overall balanced offense gave Detroit trouble focusing on stopping just one player. Defensively, the physical play of Logan Malson, Kevin Werner, Jason Griffith, and Matt Milano was overwhelming for Detroit. The speed of the Demons transition game by Noah Bill was just too much for the Coney Dogs to defend. Bobby Lyle, defending the cage, came up with 36 stops.
Special thanks go out to several people who helped volunteer this weekend to support the games. Without the volunteerism, we wouldn’t have been able to pull off the event. Thank you to George Curley & US friends, the Miller family, the Vaillancourt family, Logan Parsons, Don Dunne, Shane Hoffman, Merrick Widdoes, Mitch Gray, & Trent Thomas.
Goalie Lyle 36 saves
Scoring Blue 2g,2a; Joyce 2g,2a; Cook 1g,3a; N. Jones 3g; Murphy 2g,1a; Hill 2g; S. Jones 1g,1a; Sallee 1a; Wagner 1a; Carmony 1a
Up Next: CILL Championship Weekend in Chicago on October 15-16