Boys Fed Hockey Roundup – Friday, January 25th
Williamsville East 7, Williamsville South 2
Jason Melanson had two goals and three assists as the Flames bounced back from a loss to Kenmore West last week.
The Billies scored first as Liam Wicks netted a power play goal halfway through the opening period. That lead stood for most of the period until Gunar Weppner scored a power play goal for Will East with 20 seconds left in the 1st.
Melanson gave his team the lead halfway through the second period.
Brennan McCarthy also netted a pair of goals for the Flames. Mike Durawa and Aidan Wojciechowski were the other Will East goal scorers.
Kevin McGraw had the other Will South goal.
Adam Rosenthal made 21 saves in the win.
Williamsville North 4, Clarence 2
The Spartans jumped out to a two-goal first period lead and never looked back, earning their sixth league win of the season.
Ryan Bianchi, Jeff Cummins, Mason Meggo, and Matthew Scott all scored for Will North.
Isaiah Corry and Adam Zaffram had the two Red Devil goals.
Niagara Wheatfield vs. Canisius 5:30 p.m. Northtown Center
The Falcons will look to stay in the ultra-competitive Large School playoff race after losing 5-2 to Clarence on Monday. The Crusaders are coming off a 2-1 loss to St. Joe’s earlier this week.
Bishop Timon vs. Lockport-Niagara Falls 6 p.m. Cornerstone Ice Arena
The Tigers swallowed a tough loss to St. Francis on Monday to close out their Monsignor Martin schedule. They’ll look to bounce back against Lockport-Niagara Falls, who picked up their second win of the season nearly two weeks ago against Amherst.
St. Francis vs. West Seneca East 7:10 p.m. West Seneca Ice Rink
Both teams are coming off rivalry games on Monday. The Red Raiders earned their first win of 2019 by beating Bishop Timon. The Trojans are coming off an emotional overtime loss to West Seneca West.
Orchard Park vs. Williamsville North 7:45 p.m. Northtown Center
This will be the first time these Division I contenders face off this season. The Quakers have won three straight, including a 7-0 win over Frontier on Monday. The Spartans have gone 3-2 since the New Year.
Grand Island vs. Starpoint 8:15 p.m. Cornerstone Ice Arena
A new playoff format for the Small Schools means that the top public school in Division III gets the No. 2 seed. The Vikings lead the Spartans by two points in the standings but have two more games left. If GI wins, they would need either a win or a Starpoint loss on Monday to clinch the No. 2 seed.
The Spartans have either won or tied their past six games. The Vikings bounced back from a loss to Timon on Jan. 14 with a 3-1 win over Hamburg on Friday.