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Jeff Sauer International Deaf Hockey Series Featuring Team USA vs Team Canada Men

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Photos by Janet Schultz© NYHOL

The Amherst Northtowns Center was the scene this week for the Jeff Sauer Internatinoal Deaf Hockey Series. Four international teams took to the ice for the Stan Mikita Hockey School for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired and then played each other in the Inaugural Jeff Sauer International Deaf Hockey Series. Teams USA, Canada, Finland and Czech Republic took to the ice. Canada and the USA each had a mens and womens team in the series.

Saturday’s games, first up was Team USA men vs Team Canada men. Team Canada wook the game 6-2. Canada opened the scoring on a goal by Tyson Gillas, assisted by Owen Hunter and Jathen Flodril. Massimo Lucimni scored the second in the first, assisted by Patrick Kyte, a shorthanded goal that ended the first period 2-0 Canada.

In the second period Team USA opened the scoring on a goal by Troy Benson just 55 seconds into the period. Peter Gintoli had the second goal but Canada came back with three in a row, two on the powerplay. Canada’s goals came from Andrew Hughes (2), Tyson Gillas. Second ends 5-2 Canada.

Canada’s Jathen Flodril adds one more in the third, assisted by Patricke Kyta and Ryan Ghamtcheako and the game ends 6-2 in favor of Team Canada.

(NYHOL apologizes for any spelling errors, there was no printed roster).

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