Boys Fed Hockey Roundup – January 4th
Williamsville North 2, Canisius 0
The Spartans got the New Year off on the right foot ending the Crusaders’ five-game unbeaten streak.
Jeff Cummins found AJ Ferenczy for Will North’s first goal about halfway through the opening period. Late in the second, Cummins netted the other Spartans’ goal.
Evan Wolfson had the 29-save shutout in net.
Williamsville East 3, Kenmore East 2
Jason Melanson had two goals and an assist in the Flames’ come-from-behind win over the Bulldogs.
Dominic Cassillo netted both Ken-East goals. The first came just five minutes into play, the second was shorthanded with five minutes left in the opening period.
Will East fought back in the second period. Mike Wolf started things off for the Flames, followed by Melanson’s game-tying goal a few minutes later.
Wolf found Melanson for the game-winner with 5:16 left in the game.
Kenmore West vs. Grand Island 5:30 p.m. Northtown Center
This could be a preview of what’s to come in the small school playoffs with two of the best offenses in the Fed going at it. The Blue Devils’ eight-game winning streak came to an end last week as they couldn’t complete the four-goal comeback over visiting Albany Academy. GI got off to a rocky start on Saturday when they hit the ice for the first time in two weeks, but persevered, beating Will South 4-1.
Lewiston-Porter vs. Amherst 6 p.m. Cornerstone Ice Arena
The Lancers come into the New Year on a two-game unbeaten steak after tying Hamburg and beating North Tonawanda last week. The Tigers are coming off a 9-2 loss to Bishop Timon last Thursday.
West Seneca East vs. Iroquois-Alden 6:40 p.m. West Seneca Town Rink
The Trojans are coming off a hard-fought 3-3 tie to Starpoint. WSE hasn’t lost since falling to Fayetteville-Manilus on Dec. 14th. Iroquois-Alden begins a tough weekend in which they play three games in as many days.
Sweet Home vs. North Tonawanda 7:45 p.m. Northtown Center
The Panthers will be looking to get back on track and put their 7-0 loss to West Seneca West last week out of their minds.
West Seneca West vs. Starpoint 8:55 p.m. West Seneca Town Rink
The Indians get one final tune-up before their game against Division-II leader Kenmore West on Sunday. WSW is coming off a 2-2 tie with St. Francis on Saturday. The Spartans fought back in the third period to tie West Seneca East on Saturday. The following day Starpoint put up a strong effort in a 4-3 loss to Division-I’s Niagara-Wheatfield.