No one can tell Ray Minewiser anything about Kellenberg not making it to the CHSAA final. After a rough start to the season, including some key injuries, Kellenberg is back in the win column and in Minewiser’s mind, on their way to the top of the league.

“We just have to come hard. We are looking to cement ourselves in the top two spots,” Minewiser said.

He was the top scorer in Tuesday’s victory over St. Mary’s. He lead the Firebirds with two goals in the 3-1 win.

Minewiser’s first goal came off an assist from Kevin Gomes in the 28th minute of the first half. His second goal came off an assist from Tim Betz in the 15th minute of the second half, sealing the game.

“[Minewiser] is always in the right place at the right time,” Kellenberg coach William Masiulis said. “He places pressure at the right time. He knows instinctively how to cut off the pass, which he did three times.”

According to Masiulis, the Firebirds (4-4) got back on track after a few tough losses and controlled the tempo. Keeper Nick D’Amato played a “phenomenal tactical game” with seven saves.

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David Goncalves scored the second goal in the 33rd minute of play off of an assist from Betz.

Kellenberg is on its way to St. Anthony’s for a matchup on Thursday. The first time they met this year, Kellenberg had a tough 2-1 loss. D’Amato is ready for the challenge.

“We’re going to make their offense run and keep them tired,” D’Amato said.