BY RANDY SCHULTZ
– Buffalo – Cole Schiffman scored with less than a minute remaining in regulation time to give the Buffalo Senior All-Stars a 4-3 victory over the Rochester Senior All-Stars to win the Bowman Cup. It was the second of a three-game Cup (the other two being the Tim Horton Memorial and Rick Martin Cups) series held Sunday afternoon at the First Niagara Center.
Played over two halves instead of three periods, Buffalo opened the scoring in the first period (7:24) on a goal by Brian Couto with Adam Tobias assisting. Rochester came back to tie the game, 1-1, just six minutes later (13:34) when Marc McNeil tallied with Brandon Corey and Kyle Pooler assisting.
Rochester took a commanding 3-1 lead early in the second stanza on goals by Brandon Corey and Jake Palumbo. Christian Leonardi and Cameron Krug assisted on the first, while Anthony Thurston had the lone assist on the second.
But the Buffalo squad would not be denied. Ryan DiPasquale brought Buffalo within one goal, with assists going to Brian Couto and Sam Rydzewski.
Anthony Pontello tied the game for Buffalo with a little over three minutes remaining in regulation time. Brandon Day assisted on the goal.
Hockey Hall of Fame coach, Scotty Bowman, was on hand to present the Bowman Cup to the victorious Buffalo squad.
GAME NOTES – Check out the NY Hockey OnLine Facebook page for photos of the game later.