Oxford Avondale United vs. Royal Oak United Recap

Oxford Avondale United vs. Royal Oak United Recap

Royal Oak United hands OA its third loss.

The Royal Oak United squad, playing its first season together as a collective from 4 schools (Royal Oak, Clawson, Madison Hgts, Royal Oak Shrine), over powered the Oxford Avondale Hockey team on Saturday night, December 1st, 9-1.

The first period started with both teams trying to get their offensive attacks going.  Royal Oak was able to strike first at the 13:10 mark with a shot right in front of Senior Goalie Aaron Angelo.  They added 2 more quick goals, all coming from right in front of the goal as OA was slow to clear out the Raven forwards, to take the score to 3-0.  OA was able to get on the board as Freshman forward Brian Budde centered a pass to Senior Captain Ben Pratt who did not miss to bring the score to 3-1.  Royal Oak added a late goal in the first beating Aaron Angelo on a rebound to take the score to 4-1.

The second period had Royal Oak continue to dominate puck possession as they put 18 shots on net with Aaron Angelo unfortunately giving up 4 more goals, again from point blank range to bring the score to 8-1 as the period ended.

The third period ended quickly as Royal Oak scored their final goal, taking the score to 9-1 which ended the game per high school hockey regulations.

Senior Goalie Aaron Angelo made 26 saves on 35 shots.  OA was led by Senior Captain Ben Pratt who had a goal on 6 shots.

OA has a pair of games coming up this week.  On December 7th they travel to Oak Park to take on  Berkley, and then on December 8th they are home at the Detroit Skate Club to take on Rochester Hills Stoney Creek.