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Kenmore/Grand Island, Frontier/LakeShore/Orchard Park and Williamsville Advance to WNYGVIH Semis

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By Janet and Randy Schultz, NYHOL; Photos by Janet Schultz, NYHOL

The Semi-Finals of the Section VI Western New York Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Section Federation will be held Thursday evening at 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at the Amherst Northtowns Center.

Advancing after winning quarterfinal games Tuesday night are Kenmore/Grand Island, Frontier/LakeShore/Orchard Park and Williamsville. Lancaster/Iroquois/Depew as the first place team had a bye.

Here’s how is happened.

WILLIAMSVILLE 9; NIAGARA COUNTY 1

By Randy Schultz, NYHOL

The Williamsville girls varsity ice hockey team opened up the Section VI Quarterfinals Tuesday afternoon defeating Niagara County, 9-1.

Ellie Schau, Elizabeth Jackson and Vanessa Willick each scored two goals to lead the way for Williamsville. Molly Martin, Jenna Cavalieri, Erin Roland and Kelly Dormer added single tallies for the victorious Williamsville team.

In addition Cavalieri had a five-point game while  Schau and Jackson each added four-point performances. Kierston Smith added two assists and Laura Kaplan had a single assist.

Natalie O’Brien scored the loan goal for Niagara County. Madison Mallone and Skylar Berube assisted.

Williamsville outshot Niagara County for the game, 33-10.

FLOP 6; CASH 1

By Randy Schultz, NYHOL

Mary Kromer scored the hat-trick and Keegan Shanahan added a goal and two assists to lead FLOP past CASH, 6-1 in a Quarterfinal contest at Northtown Center. It was the second game of the evening as part of the 2020 Section VI Girls High School Ice Hockey Quarterfinals.

Also scoring for FLOP was Gabby Messing and Brooke Becker. Samantha Torgerson added two assists.

Kylie Nolan scored the loan goal for CASH.

FLOP outshot CASH for the game, 30-16.

FLOP will now move on to the semi-finals to be played at Northtown on Thursday.

KGI 5; HEWS 0

By Randy Schultz, NYHOL

Abigail Blair and Kaylynn Savoy each scored two goals and goaltender Carolyn Bourgeault stopped 22 shots to lead the Kenmore/Grand Island girls high school hockey team to a 5-0 win over the Hamburg/Eden/Seneca girls high school hockey team. It was the third game of the evening at the Northtown Center of the 2020 Section VI Girls High School Ice Hockey Quarterfinals.

With the win KGI will advance to the semi-final round to be held at the Northtown Center on Thursday. The game also marked Jeff Orlowski’s 200th game as head coach for Ken/GI.

Blair and Savoy each added two assists for the victorious Ken/GI team. Tessa Morris also scored for Ken/GI.

NOTES: Blair was awarded a penalty shot with 2:52 left in the second period when she was tripped in front of the HEWS net while attempting to score on a breakaway attempt. Blair attempted the shot but was stopped by HEWS goaltender, Lauren Brown.

A few highlights from the game.

Kenmore/Grand Island Coach Jeff Orlowship talks to his team after first period of Semi-finals against HEWS. With him are his assistant coaches!

Kenmore/Grand Island Coach Jeff Orlowski coached his 200th game in this series. Coach Orlowski, along with Coach Rick Hopkins (Williamsville) are the original coaches in the WNYGVIH league that took to the ice 10 years ago.

Kylie Nolan (CASH) scored her first goal in the CASH vs FLOP game. She got the only goal CASH scored in the game and did it at 2:02 of the third period. Nolan is a seventh grader.

Abigail Blair was awarded a penalty shot, the only one in this series, after she was tripped in front of the HEWS net while trying to score on a breakaway.

KGI got the only shut-out in this series. KGI Goalie Carolyn Bourgeault stopped 12 goals on 12 attempts by HEWS.

Mary Kromer, FLOP, had the only hat trick in the series.

Next up Semi-Finals at Amherst Northtowns Center,

Thursday, January 30 at 4:30 p.m. Kenmore/Grand Island faces #1 Lancaster/Iroquois/Depew

At 6 p.m Frontier/LakeShore/Orchard Park will face Williamsville.

The winners will face each other in the WNYGVIH Section VI Championship game at Lockport’s Cornerstone Arena on Monday, February 3 at 7 p.m.

Admission for both the semi-finals and the Championship is $5/adult.

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