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KenGiPort Faces NICO in WNYGVIH Championship


St Mary’s of Lancaster faces Monsignor Martin in Private School Championship

KengiPort will faceoff against NICO in the 14th WNYGVIH Federation Section VI Championship on Monday, February 12 at Buffalo State College’s Ice Arena. The puck drops at 8 p.m. for the matchup. The first game will be the WNYGVIH Private School Championship at 6 p.m, with St. Mary’s facing Monsignor Martin.

A little over two minutes into the Semi-final matchup of LIDA and NICO, NICO’s Sam Latini scores the first of her three goals to move NICO ahead. Her second goal game with a little more than four minutes left in the first; but LIDA answered with 1:58 left on an unassisted goal by Brynn Cafferty. The first period ends 2-1 NICO. NICO’s assists came from O’Connor and Zimmerman on the first and second goals It was NICO all the way in the second with another goal by Latini on the powerplay and giving her a hattrick. Another assist from Zimmerman, who then drops in the final NICO goal, unassisted. Zimmerman had her stick on each goal scored in the game. Second period ends 4-1 NICO. LIDA gets on the board first in the third off the stick of Cafferty, her second of the night; assisted by Leah Dowling and that is the final goal of the game. Kennedy Ruest takes the win h stopping 22 of 24 shots on goal and Carly Irzycki stopped 17 of 21.

Up next HHEWS took on KengiPort. It was a scoreless first period but KenGiPort came back out on the ice after the resurfacing and Isabella Jayme scores, assisted by Savanna Shaft. HHEWS answers back when Sophia Phillips gets help from Meghan Waszkielewicz. Savannah Samplinski scores another for KGP, assisted by Jayme and second period ends 2-1 KenGiPort. Jayme seals the win for KenGiPort, assisted by Natalie Kopf early in the third period. Jayme joined NICO’s Zimmerman by having her stick on every goal scored for KenGiPort. Samantha Horne stopped 15 of 16 for KGIP for the “W” and Ella Buczynski kept 20 of 23 out of the net for HHEWS.

A reminder that there is a admission charge for the Championship games.

Around the State…we jumped the gun on the Beekmantown announcement, They had to play in a Play-In game versus Adirondack United and lost 9-1 so Adirondack heads to the State Championship, as well as Skaneateles. There are still some playoffs in the State, one being Canton taking on Malone (as far as I can see by North Country SportsNet) this Saturday.

FYI: Adirondack United is in Section II and made up of Corinth, Glens Falls, Hudson Falls, Queensbury, Saratoga and South Glens Falls High Schools. 

The winner of our NICO vs KenGiPort game will have a Play-in versus Webster of Section V to determine who moves on the NYS Tournament. That game will be played Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 6 p.m. at Buffalo State College’s Ice Arena.