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Boys Fed Hockey Roundup – Monday, January 7th

Yesterday’s Games

North Tonawanda 2, Hamburg 0

Alex Wagner put in another solid performance between the pipes for the Lumberjacks Sunday night. The junior netminder made 37 saves and earned a shutout in North Tonawanda’s 2-0 win over the Hamburg Bulldogs at Buffalo State.

Friday night Wagner was sensational during a 1-1 tie with Sweet Home.

Owen Becigneul and Jack Tollar registered goals for the Lumberjacks.

Grand Island 5, West Seneca East 2

The Vikings (6-1-3, 6-0) continued their winning ways Sunday afternoon after posting a 5-2 win over the Trojans out at Buffalo State Ice Arena.

After trailing 2-1, Grand Island’s offense generated four unanswered goals including one on the power play to seal the victory.

Dylan Russo scored two goals and Tyler Hunt had three helpers to lead the Vikings. Sophomore Joe Christiano’s 2nd period goal knotted the game at 2, he would then assist on the game winner, scored by Nicholas Ratajczak.

Grand Island faces Kenmore East Monday night at Hyde Park, puck drop is 6pm.

Dan Boyle scored both West Seneca East goals, the Trojans fall to 3-4 in league play. They host Hamburg Friday night.

St. Joe’s 4, Niagara Wheatfield 0

Trevor Galante made nine saves Sunday afternoon in the Marauders’ 4-0 shutout victory over Niagara Wheatfield down at HarborCenter.

The Marauders improved to 9-0-1 in league play while the Falcons drop to 5-4 on the season.

Will Reading scored twice while Mat Barrali and Sean Deakin chipped in a goal each for St. Joe’s.

The Marauders will host Section V’s McQuaid this Friday while Niagara Wheatfield takes on Orchard Park (2-4-0-2) Saturday at Niagara University.

Iroquois-Alden 6, Amherst 0

Tyler Birdd’s late 1st period power play goal proved to be the game winner as Iroquois-Alden routed Amherst 6-0 at HarborCenter.

Mitch Carlson scored twice while Shane Guasteferro, Jack Zienski and Aaron Wojtkowiak also scored for the first year Fed team.

Zach Mossman had three assists, Guasteferro and Wojtkowiak added two helpers each in the win. Nicholas Capozzi made 26 saves in the shutout victory.

The Amherst Tigers will look to break into the win column this Thursday when they face Kenmore East at the Northtown Center.

Kenmore West 2, West Seneca West 1

Sophomore Jacob Vacanti was in the right place at the right time Sunday night in Kenmore West’s 2-1 win over the West Seneca West Indians. Vacanti scored both Blue Devils goals; the first came on the power play off a solid feed from Mike Barker that tied the game up 1-1.

Vacanti scored the game winner in the final minute of regulation when he knocked home a rebound that sealed the deal for Ken West.

West Seneca West scored the game’s opening goal on the power play, courtesy of defenseman Mike Glinski. The senior fired a low wrister that beat goaltender Chris Cairns between the legs. The goal came just as the Indians killed off a two-man advantage.

Griffin McAndrews was solid between the pipes for WSW, stopping 12 shots. Cairns made 17 in the Blue Devils victory.

It was a nice bounce back win for Kenmore West after Friday night’s loss to Grand Island.

Mike Barker assisted on Vacanti’s first goal.

“This game really meant something to me,” Barker said. “They beat us last year in Sectionals. Today I think we set the tone and we’re gonna keep on rolling. We have to keep the right mindset.”

This is Vacanti’s first season on Varsity. He was named player of the game by his coaches.

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