By Janet Schultz, NYHOL
For some, a surprise ending in the WNYGVIH Federation Semi-finals, making the games entertaining, fast paced and we watched the doors of the penalty box open and close.
In the first game Hamburg/Eden/West Seneca, who upset Monsignor Martin the day before, kept Lancaster/Iroquois/Depew from a shut-out when Annika Balk put them on the board in the second period, assisted by Carleigh Sutfin.
LID dominated the score board by ending the first period 2-0 with scoring coming from Summer Cole and then her sister, Amanda. Assists were handed to Sydney Radecki and Summer Cole.
LID opened scoring in the second period on the power-play as Madelyn Braun scored, assisted by Hailey Keppner.
Other goals were scored by Morganne Dee and Jersey Phillips. Sara O’Donnell also had an assist.
Between the pipes LID’s Dylan Gorski stopped 20 of 21 shots and HEW’s Lauren Brown stopped 19 of 24.
LID moves to Championship game for the first time in their ten year history in the league.
Next up was Frontier/LakeShore/Orchard Park against Williamsville. Both teams strong and no one could predict an outcome.
The first period was plagued with five penalities but that allowed Williamsville to get on the boards on a power-play goal scored by Ellie Schau, assisted by Emma Roland and Erin Roland. First period ends 1-0 for Williamsville.
Three more penalities opened the third period and Williamsville got their second goal of the evening, scored by Emma Roland, assisted by Vanessa Willick. That period ended 2-0.
And that is the way the game ends. No scoring in the third period and Mia Wendell, in her senior year, gets the shut-out.
In the nets for FLOP was Kerrigan McCarthy who stopped 28/30 shots.
Williamsville now moves on to face LID in the Championship game.