BY RANDY SCHULTZ
– BUFFALO – The Rochester Junior All-Stars overcame a three-goal deficit, scoring six straight goals to defeat the Buffalo Jr. All-Stars at the First Niagara Center. The victory gave Rochester the 2015 Tim Horton Memorial Cup title.
The game was part of the three-game Bowman Cup Series played between the two Western New York areas at different age and school categories.
Buffalo opened the scoring in the first half on a goal by Alexander Hailey. Jason Lucarelli and Nicholas Carbone assisted.
Buffalo increased its lead to 2-0 in the second half on a power-play goal by Mason Cool, with Matthew Canada assisting at the :42 mark.
Buffalo seemed to have command of the game when they scored again at the 2:21 mark. Nicholas Kindzia tallied while Hailey assisted.
But Rochester was not to be denied. Hunter Howell opened their scoring at 4:09 with Elliott Clemmons assisting.
A little over five minutes later Rochester struck again with Matt Montgomery scoring and Nick Charron assisting. Less than two minutes later Jack Dugan scored to tie the game, 3-3. Craig McCabe assisted.
Dugan scored again at the 19:38 mark to give Rochester its lead that it would not relinquish. Montgomery assisted.
With time running and Buffalo pulling its goalie, Rochester’s Jesse Edward scored an unassisted empty net goal at 21:18. Mitch Henshaw closed out the scoring for the victorious Rochester squad just eight seconds later with Clemmons and Evan Conolly assisting.
GAME NOTES: The game was played using two 22-minute periods. Photos of the Game to be posted later on NY Hockey OnLine’s Facebook.