Cats kick off season with up and down showing in the annual Cold Turkey at Tamo

The Northview Wildcats stumbled out of the Cats this past weekend before gaining their footing to earn a split of the 4 games as host of the annual Cold Turkey Holiday Tournament. Friday afternoon the Cats were not very Thankful as St. Francis scored early and often in route to a 8 to 0 win. Jarred Wulf actually played pretty well, but had little support in front of him as the Cats dropped their 1st game of the season. Friday Evening the Cats put in a much better showing as their play improved. However Adam Felser’s pair of goals were not enough as Blythe Academy hit an empty netter to seal it for a 5 to 2 win. Sophomore Mason Snyder made his 1st start of his career and played well in the loss. Saturday evening the Cats got into the win column with a 4 to 2 win over St. Andrews. Jared Hilou played an inspired game and tallied a pair of goals and fellow Seniors Brendan Pierson and Felser also scored to back Jarred Wulf for the win. Johnny Rady started the final game as the Cats finished off with Gilmour Academy. An early goal from Reid Kross gave the Cats a 1 to 0 lead. However a barrage of shots were all turned away and after holding control of the play and having a lopsided edge in shots Gilmour would tie the game in the 2nd. Constant pressure from the Cats finally paid off as Junior Yaseen Mustapha scored off a rebound mid way through the 3rd to earn the Cats a much needed 2 to 1 win. Northview will kick off league play this weekend as they host Bowling Green for a 7 O’Clock start this Friday evening at Tam-o-Shanter.