Boys Fed Hockey Roundup – Saturday, December 8th
Recapping Yesterday’s games
St. Joe’s 5, Frontier 1 – View Stat Report
The Marauders’ speed proved to be a decisive advantage in the first period, helping them jump out to a one-goal lead a little over two minutes into the game, courtesy of Joe Nist (assisted by Kyle Schneider and Jack Gilbert).
After being out-shot 11-5 in the first period, the Falcons began to turn the table, generating a few scoring opportunities in the second period. The Falcons’ Nicholas Sterlace (assisted by Max Conklin and Nicholas Rogers) would even the score at a goal apiece.
That would be the end of the scoring on the Falcons’ side as the Marauders would tally four unanswered goals to close out the game.
The win moves St. Joes to 4-0-1, 2-0-1 on the year and second place in Division I. The two teams will have a re-match tomorrow afternoon at 4:00pm at HarborCenter.
North Tonawanda 3, Iroquois-Alden 1 – View Stat Report
The cyclical nature of high school sports means that every one to two-years starters graduate and leave open spots for the next guy to fill.
After the North Tonawanda Lumberjacks graduated 11 players from last year’s team, Jack Tollar has been asked to step up and play major minutes.
So far, he’s made the most of the opportunity going from only having one assist in 2017-18 to scoring seven points in four games this season.
“Jack’s basically taken the most of the opportunity he’s received,” NT assistant coach Bryan Bellis said. “He’s got a really hard shot and some grit. He gets into the corners and works the puck out to the middle to Jackson (Burns) and (Nolan) Horn.”
Friday night, Tollar had two assists as North Tonawanda defeated Iroquois-Alden, 3-1, for their second-straight win.
For Tollar, it’s about making his senior year of hockey memorable.
“It’s senior year,” Tollar said. “This is my last year of competitive hockey. I want to do as much as I can before I have to stop playing.”
The Lumberjacks spoiled a historic night for their opponents, Iroquois-Alden, who played their first-ever game.
Nicholas DiCristofaro found Aaron Wojtkowia to forever entrench themselves in history, scoring the program’s first goal, which came with 13:08 left in the first period.
“We were really excited about playing our first game,” Iroquois-Alden coach Brian Zittel said. “They were fired up and ready to go. We came out flying.”
“I thought we played pretty solid for only being together for four or five weeks. We made some mistakes but when there was open ice, we were playing pretty tight.”
Just 20 seconds after leaving the box, Nolan Horn took a pass from Tollar and found of the net to tie the game with 10 minutes left in the second.
North Tonawanda took the lead when Tollar slipped a pass to Jackson Chlewbowy about four minutes into the third. Jackson Burns whacked a loose puck between the legs for the Lumberjacks’ third goal, which came with 7:37 left.
Nicholas Capozzi stopped 19 of 22 shots face for Iroquois-Alden.
NT’s Alex Wagner made 28 saves to get the win in net.
West Seneca West 9, Williamsville South 2 – View Stat Report
It took just over a minute for the Indians to draw first-blood in their league debut; Michael Flury (assisted by Ethan Parsons and Kyle Haettich) put home the first goal at the 15:59-minute mark. The Indians would maintain that pace, scoring four goals apiece in the first and second periods.
Michael Flury and Kyle Haettich each finished with a hat trick. Mike Velasquez (2) and Griffin Finnegan (1) also scored for West Seneca West.
Chase Chodkowski (3), Billy Coughlin (3), Kyle Haettich (2), Kyle Ziemba (1), Josh Ball (1), Andrew Sandel (1), Cameron Cswaykus (1), and Ethan Parsons (1) were credited with the assists; Noah Sobczyk turned away 19 shots in net.
Ryan McDonald and Gabe Sieracki scored for Williamsville South.
With the win, the Indians improve to 2-1 overall, 1-0 in league and will move on to a contest with Williamsville East (1-1) tomorrow at 6pm (West Seneca Ice Rink).
Williamsville South is now 1-1 in league play and will play later today at Northtown Center vs Hamburg (0-2) @ 3:15pm.
Canisius 8, Fordham Prep 0
Daniel Sippel lead the way with a goal and three assists as the Crusaders defense only allowed 12 shots on goal. Connor Long had a goal and two assists while, Jaden Riley, Chris Heitzhaus and Sam Nicholas got a goal and helper each.
Starpoint 7, Lockport-Niagara Falls 0 – View Stat Report
Max Ciepiela had a game to remember with a hat trick and had two assists as the Spartans trounced their cross-town rival. Joe LoBrutto had a goal and three assists. Aiden Marinello stopped 54 shots for Lockport-Niagara Falls.
Grand Island 3, Ogdensburg 3 (OT)
Dylan Russo, Ryan Jellnick and Josh Conta all scored as the Vikings tied Section X’s Ogdensburg in the first game of their North Country trip this weekend.
St. Mary’s 3, Pelham 1
The Lancers got their first win of the season beating Section I perennial power Pelham. St. Mary’s scored three unanswered goals courtesy of Zach Nicholas, Brendan Krawczyk and Chris Henry.
North Tonawanda vs. Kenmore West 1 p.m. Northtown Center
Lockport-Niagara Falls vs. Sweet Home 2:30 p.m. Northtown Center
St. Francis vs. Williamsville East 5:30 p.m. Northtown Center
Hamburg vs. Williamsville South 3:15 p.m. Northtown Center
Kenmore East vs. Plattsburgh 12:30 p.m. Ameri-Can North
Grand Island vs. Beekmantown 12:30 p.m. SUNY Plattsburgh
Fabulous 21 Tournament (Mount Vernon, NY)
Clarence vs. Pearl River 10:15 a.m.
St. Mary’s vs. Fordham Prep 12:30 p.m.
Canisius vs. Rye 2:45 p.m.
Niagara Wheatfield vs. Rye 5 p.m.
Lancaster vs. Harvey 7:15 p.m.