Boys Fed Hockey Roundup – Sunday, February 17th
LARGE SCHOOL QUARTERFINALS
(No. 2) Orchard Park 13, (No. 7) Lockport-Niagara Falls 3
Owen Hughes had a hat trick and three assists as the Quakers earned a spot in the semifinals.
Kyle Flynn, Jack Kinsman, and David Held had two goals each. Kinsman and Zachary Mecca each had three assists.
Mecca, Jake Echeverria, Ryan Licursi, and Bryson Miller also scored for the Quakers.
Drew Merino, Owen Fogle, and Dylan Angelo all netted goals for L-NF.
OP outshot L-NF 50-19.
(No. 3) Williamsville North 5, (No. 6) Frontier 1
Jacob Penetrante and Mac Ward had two goals each as the Spartans beat the Falcons for the third time this season.
North’s Jacob Okulewicz scored just over a minute into the game. Ward got his first goal a few minutes later.
Frontier got on the board halfway through the first period as Kyle Jarosz found the back of the net on the power play.
Penetrante scored on the man-advantage early in the second, for what turned out to be the game-winner.
Mason Meggo had three assists for the Spartans.
Evan Wolfson made 17 saves for Will North.
(No. 4) Niagara Wheatfield 3, (No. 5) Clarence 0
Peyton Siegmann had a 23-save shutout while teammate Chris Caccitore scored two goals as the Falcons earned a trip to the semifinals.
After a scoreless first period, Caccitore knocked the puck in from the high slot early in the second. A minute and a half later, Cam King found the back of the net to give NW the 2-0 lead.
Caccitore netted an empty net goal with 10 seconds left in the game.
NIAGARA CUP PLAY-IN GAME
(No. 4) St. Francis 5, (No. 5) Bishop Timon 3
Jake Sgroi scored both the tying and game-winning goals as the Red Raiders get to move onto the Niagara Cup semifinals.
St. Francis’ Hunter Oliver opened the scoring halfway through the period.
Cam Velasquez and John Glascoe both found the back of the net with under three minutes left in the period to give Timon the 2-1 lead at the break.
Alec Dobinski netted a short-handed goal for the Red Raiders less than a minute into the second period. Glascoe added his second goal to tie things back up a few minutes later.
Sgroi tied the game at three going into the third period.
Sgroi netted the game-winner with 10:29 left. Dylan Felser added an insurance goal for St. Francis not too long afterward.
Mitch Taylor stopped 31 of 34 shots in net for Frannies.
SMALL SCHOOL QUARTERFINALS
(All games at HarborCenter)
No. 1 Grand Island vs. No. 8 Kenmore East
The Vikings’ only league loss of the season came to Bishop Timon. The Bulldogs reached the semis after upsetting Starpoint on Thursday. GI edged Ken-East with a 3-2 overtime victory on Jan. 7, a meeting in which the Bulldogs had a lead.
No. 2 Kenmore West vs. No. 7 North Tonawanda
The Blue Devils come into the playoffs after losing their last two games. The Lumberjacks upset Hamburg on Friday to reach the quarterfinals. Ken-West beat NT 5-2 on Dec. 8.
No. 3 West Seneca West vs. No. 6 Sweet Home
The two teams will meet once again at HarborCenter just over 11 months after the Panthers beat the Indians for the State championship. Both teams earned trips to the quarterfinals with wins on Thursday. West Seneca West beat Amherst 8-1 and Sweet Home upset West Seneca East 4-2.
No. 4 Williamsville East vs. No. 5 Lew-Port
The Flames have won their last two games, including a 5-0 win over Iroquois-Alden on Thursday. The Lancers are coming off a 7-4 win over Williamsville South on Friday. Will-East beat Lew-Port 9-3 on Dec. 21.