Super Sunday High School Club Hockey Championships Report

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    BY RANDY SCHULTZ –

    BUFFALO, NY — Three champions of Western New York Boys High School Club Hockey were crowned at the 40th annual Super Sunday High School Club Hockey Championships held at the KeyBank Center.

    ST. JOE’S vs. ORCHARD PARK B (Large School Final)

    Forward Sean Girdlestone scored two goals and added two assists in leading the Orchard Park B Quakers to a 6-2 win over the St. Joe Maroons to win the Large School Club Hockey Championship in game one of the triple header Super Sunday at the KeyBank Center.

    With the score tied, 2-2, entering the third period, Orchard Park opened the period with a power play goal at 3:28 scored by Coles Anders Purrenhage. Kaden Amici and Jacob Dietz assisted on the goal that put the Quakers in front for good, 3-2.

    A little over four minutes later Girdlestone scored his second goal of the game to put OP up, 4-2. Dietz had the assist.

    Jacob Johnson put the Quakers up 5-2 at 10:32 of the 3rd period. Jake Zelasko and Girdlestone assisted.

    Drew Vanderwerf scored the final OP goal at 15:47 into an empty Maroons net. Girdlestone got the lone assist.

    Orchard Park tied it up early in the 2nd period, 1-1, on a goal by Sean Robertson. Coles Anders Purrenhage got the lone assist.

    Less than four minutes later the Maroons took a 2-1 lead on a goal by Michael Armento at 7:03. Nathan Werder and Zachery Sullivan got the assists.

    But with less than a minute remaining in the period, Sean Girdlestone tied the game for the B’s, 2-2, at 16:11. Cameron McCarthy and Purrenhage got the assists.

    Joshua opened the scoring for the Maroons at the 12:52 mark of the first period to give St. Joe’s an early 1-0 lead. David Girdlestone got the lone assist on the goal.

    SUPER SUNDAY NOTES – Girdlestone was voted the MVP of the champion team. Michael Armento was the MVP of the runner-up team.

    ELPS VS. JAMESTOWN

    Derek Nolder scored two goals and Nate Smith scored a goal and two assists as ELPS defeated Jamestown, 7-5, to win the Mixed School Championship.

    Just :21 into the 2nd period Brian Coupe put ELPS up 3-1. Goalie Colton Hornquist got the lone assist.

    Jamestown came right back on a goal by Jameson Walsh with Mason Lobb and Bergen Nelson assisting.

    Then, in a matter of 1:12 ELPS scored three straight goals with the first coming from Josh Cherry, unassisted. That was followed by a goal by Nate Smith, with assists going to Gabriel Kempf and Keegan Green.

    The third goal came off the stick of Derek Nolder with assists Nate Smith and Keegan Green. ELPS led at that point 6-2.

    ELPS upped the score to 7-2 at 15:00 on an unassisted goal by Brian Crupe.

    Jamestown closed out the scoring in the period when Gavin Smith scored an unassisted goal to cut ELPS’s lead to 7-3.

    Gavin Macauley opened the scoring for ELPS at 9:23 of the first period. Derek Nolder got the lone assist.

    At 15:02 Nolder put ELPS up 2-0. Nate Smith got the assist.

    Jamestown cut the ELPS lead to 2-1 at 16:53 of the 1st period when Brandon Smith scored. Jason Walsh and Mason Lobb got the assists.

    NOTES: MVP of the runner-up team went to Mason Lobb. MVP for the championship team was Derek Nolder.

    EAST AURORA/HOLLAND VS. ST. MARY’S

    Ethan Cole scored two third period goals and goaltender Tyler Pritchard turned back several crucial shots on goal by East Aurora/Holland to lead St. Mary’s to a 4-1 victory and win the Small School Championship.

    Going into the third period St. Mary’s was leading 2-1. Cole’s two goals came early and late in the period to give his team a 4-1 lead.

    East Aurora/Holland tied the game, 1-1, early in the second period on a goal by Tomas Zolet. But late in the period Anthony Higgins gave St. Mary’s a lead they would not give up.

    Finnin Carney assisted on East Aurora/Holland’s only goal. Luke Higgins and Robert Walter assisted on the lone St. Mary’s goal of the second period.

    St. Mary’s Ashton Addesa opened the scoring to give his team a 1-0 lead over East Aurora/Holland at 2:16 of the first period. Cole got an assist on the goal.

    NOTES: Team runner-up MVP went to Sean Casey. MVP on the winning team went to Pritchard.

    (Photos by Randy Schultz Photography/NY Hockey OnLine)