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Boys Fed Hockey Roundup – Saturday, December 1st

Recapping Yesterday’s Games

Division I

Orchard Park 7, Niagara-Wheatfield 4

Orchard Park got their year off to a prolific start as 12 different Quakers participated their seven goals.  Brayson Miller led the way with three assists. Chris Caccitore had two goals and two assists for the Falcons.

Canisius 5, Clarence 0

Colin Brown led the way with two power-play goals as the Crusaders pick up their second win of the year.

Division II

Williamsville East 6, Lockport-Niagara Falls 2

There comes a point in the season where every team must deal with injuries.

For the Williamsville East Flames, that point has come now.

The Flames entered Friday night’s Division II contest at Cornerstone Ice Arena shorthanded with three players out of the lineup and then lost another player to injury during the game.

However, the Section VI perennial power persevered with a 6-2 win over Lockport/Niagara Falls, getting their 2018-2019 campaign off on the right foot.

“It was a battle of attrition,” Williamsville East coach Mike Torrillo said. “We went down three defenseman tonight after that scrimmage. It’s a team game so we know we’re going to need our bench and everyone to play.”

Mike Wolf put home the puck off a pass from Chris Coyle for the game’s first goal with 12 minutes left in the first period.

With under a minute left in the period, the Flames added their second goal as Gunar Weppner’s shot from the point found the back of the net.

Lockport/NF scored first in the second as Dylan Angelo converted a chance courtesy of James Robinson. However, the Flames quickly burned up a chance of an L/NF comeback as Ryan Mitchell scored just over a minute later.

Williamsville East took advantage of a 5-on-3 power play as Jason Melanson knocked in the puck to his team’s lead to 4-1 at the second intermission.

Brennan McCarthy found Ryan Meade for the Flames’ fifth goal about four and half minutes into the final stanza. L/NF got their second goal of the game on the power play as Ciaran Hall popped in the pass from Drew Merino at around the 10-minute mark. Mitchell scored the game’s final goal and his second of the game 30 seconds later.

Lockport/Niagara Falls suffered its first loss as a combined program.

“We’re happy that they competed tonight,” L/NF assistant coach Mike Evans said. “We had some chances. We have to stay out of the box and find ways of getting the momentum in our favor.”

After graduating their top three scorers from last season, the Flames were hoping to find out who would step into those roles in 2019.

Friday night, Will East saw five players have a multi-point game.

“We have a lot of young guys that have skill,” said Coyle, who had three assists. “We have some good seniors too.”

Kenmore West 4, Hamburg 1

Micheal Barker scored a short-handed goal to give the Blue Devils a 2-0 lead with under a minute left in the first period and that’s all his team needed Friday night to pick up their first league win of the season. Eric Duma scored the lone Hamburg goal.

Bishop Timon 5, West Seneca East 3

John Glascoe, Sean McCarthy, Michael Sands, Hayden Sawynsky, Cam Velasquez all scored for the Tigers in their win over the Trojans in West Seneca Friday night. Tyler Arndt had two goals for West Seneca East.

Division III

Williamsville South 7, Amherst 3

Grayson Gare, Mitchell Kiebala, Liam Wicks had two goals each as the Billies scored a win over rival Amherst in their first game of the season. Andrew Fortune, Ryan Stark, Josh Wolski accounted for the three Tiger goals.

Non-League

Starpoint 7, North Tonawanda 3

Chuck Schmidl found Brenden Dewey for a short-handed goal to give his team a 2-0 lead with 8:09 left in the first period and the Spartans never looked back. Schmidl, along with Carmelo Martorana finished with two assists as Spencer Slote added a pair of goals. Nolan Horn scored two goals for the Lumberjacks.

Today’s games

Division I

St. Mary’s vs. Lancaster 3:15 p.m. Northtown Center

Division II

Kenmore East vs. Starpoint 1 p.m. Northtown Center 

Non-League

Grand Island vs. Lockport/Niagara Falls 8:30 p.m. Niagara University

Canisius vs. McQuaid Jesuit 3 p.m. RIC (Rochester)

West Seneca West vs. Pelham 5:30 p.m. Ice Hutch (Mount Vernon)

Orchard Park vs. John Jay 7:45 p.m. Ice Hutch (Mount Vernon)

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