Boys Fed Hockey Roundup – Saturday, February 16th
SMALL SCHOOL PRE-QUARTERFINALS
(No. 12) North Tonawanda 4, (No. 5) Hamburg 3
Ethan Henry scored the game winning goal with 1:44 left in the third as the Lumberjacks upset the Bulldogs.
The teams went back-and-forth going into the final stanza tied, 2-2.
NT took a one goal lead midway through the third as Jackson Burns found the back of the net on the power play with nine minutes left.
Tim Stuart tied it back up for Hamburg with 2:40 remaining.
Sean Graves and Nolan Horn also scored for NT while teammates Josh Elinski and Jack Tollar had two assists each.
Eric Duma netted the other two Bulldog goals.
Alex Wagner stopped 39 shots in net for the Lumberjacks.
NT will face No. 2 Kenmore West in the quarterfinals. Faceoff is at 3:45 p.m. on Sunday at HarborCenter.
(No. 9) Lewiston-Porter 7, (No. 8) Williamsville South 4
Jack Evert had a hattrick as the Lancers earned a spot in the Small School Quarterfinals.
Lew-Port scored three straight goals to start the third period after the teams were tied at four at the second intermission.
Dan Gambino, who finished with two goals and an assist, netted the go-ahead score just 27 seconds into the third.
Alex Trimboli and Joey Zachary also scored for the Lancers and teammate Joey Zachary had three assists.
Grayson Gare led the way for the Billies with two goals and an assist. Ben Carey, C.J. Wehr, and Christian Williams had the other Will South goals.
Lew-Port’s Tyler Stevenson made 40 saves in net.
The Lancers will face No. 4 Williamsville East in the semis. Faceoff is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. on Sunday at HarborCenter.
LARGE SCHOOL QUARTERFINALS
(No. 2) Orchard Park vs. (No. 7) Lockport-Niagara Falls
The Quakers had back-to-back wins over Lancaster and McQuaid before falling 8-3 to St. Joe’s in their regular season finale. Lockport-Niagara Falls earned their only league win of the season on Jan 12., a 4-1 win over Amherst.
(No. 3) Williamsville North vs. (No. 6) Frontier
The Spartans are coming off a tough, 7-2, loss to Clarence that would’ve earned them the top seed. The Falcons’ lone win came against Canisius on Jan. 13. Will North won both meetings this year, 7-4 and 9-1.
(No. 4) Niagara Wheatfield vs. (No. 5) Clarence
The Falcons enter the post season with momentum after beating St. Joe’s 4-3 in their last game. Before that NW had lost six of their last seven games. The Red Devils won two of their last three games, including a regular season finale triumph over Will North. The teams split the season series; Wheatfield won their first game, 3-0, and Clarence took the second, 5-2.
NIAGARA CUP PLAY-IN GAME
(No. 4) St. Francis vs. (No. 5) Bishop Timon
Despite going 14-1-1 in Federation play, the Tigers got the last spot in the Niagara Cup playoffs after losing to all of the Catholic school teams during the regular season, including a 5-2 decision to the Red Raiders on Jan. 21. St. Francis came in third in Division III and are riding a three-game winning streak into the playoffs. The winner will face (No. 1) St. Joe’s in the Niagara Cup semifinals on Monday at HarborCenter.