USA Hockey Disabled Festival - A Good Day To Be a Beck

2015 USA Hockey Disabled Festival at Northtown Center Day One, Game One, Youngstown/DC vs. Wings of Steel

Isaiah Beck scored a hat trick and brother Jesse added a goal to give the Wings of Steel an opening round 5-3 win over a team from Ohio as play opened up in Buffalo for the Annual Disabled Hockey Festival.

The Wings jumped out to an early 2-0 lead against former teammate Mike Reiner, who got his first start of the season in nets for Youngstown. Mike played with the Wings tournament team last year, so it was bitter-sweet playing against our former teammate.

Youngstown cut the lead to 2-1 late in the first period. Wings got the lead back to 3-1 as Isaiah scored on a breakaway midway through the second period, but the scrappy kids from Ohio would not go away and cut the lead to 3-2 heading into the final period. Mike “BuddhaMan” Mauger gave the Wings some breathing room as he lifted a shot from between the circle to make it 4-2.

Ohio scored a goal with about 90 seconds left, but Isaiah scored an insurance goal to ice the game. The journey for the Wings is just beginning as they want to win the championship for our graduating seniors. Still, there is work to be done, but it’s a good start. Now, it’s time to rest up and get ready for our second game later today.