Three consecutive games Thursday afternoon/evening led to the matchup for the WNYGVIH Semi-finals on Tuesday, March 23.
Facing off at 3 p.m. will be Hamburg/Eden/West Seneca (HEWS) against #1 Williamsville followed by Lancaster/Iroquois/Depew (LID) against Clarence/Amherst/Sweethome (CASH) at 4:30 p.m. Winners of those two games head to the Championships on Thursday, March 25 at Lockport’s Cornerstone Arena.
In game one of the Quarterfinals #7 Kenmore/Grand Island (KGI) faced #2 CASH. It was a scoreless first period and at 12:43 of the second CASH’s Sydney Spear scored on the powerplay. Seven minutes later Jenny Wild scored an unassisted goal but KGI answered back when Isabella Burt scored an unassisted goal at 1:13. The second period ends CASH leading 2-1. In the third is was all CASH with goals coming from Isabella Clary and Isabella Zivis. Lilli Adimey, Emma Guzdek and Allison Greene had assists for CASH; Greene with four. In goal Hannah Barrett made 17 of 18 SOG for CASH and Carolyn Bourgeault stopped 30 of 34. Bourgeault had some fine acrobatic moves in making those saves. CASH moves on with the 4-1 victory.
Niagara County’s Natalie O’Brien and Skylar Berube scored unassisted goals in the first period to take Niagara County 2-0 over HEWS after the first period. Then HEWS answered back in the second with two goals by Riley Andzel, one assisted by Jackie Supples and an unassisted goal that tied the game at 2-2 at the end of the second. With 51 seconds left on the clock, Andzel scored giving her the win and a hattrick. Allison Regian assisted. HEWS takes the win 3-2 and advances to the semi-finals. NiCo’s goaltender Mariela Mulready stopped 21/18 SOG and HEWS Lauryn Brown stopped 28/26.
When the #4 and #5 teams have to meet, there is going to be a lot of struggle and puck moving up and down the ice along with some physicality. FLOP and LID did not disappoint but the game ended with a 2-0 shutout by LID. Another game with a scoreless first period and then it was Morganne Dee at 14:19 of the second putting the first puck in the net, assisted by Sydney Radecki and Brook Warren. The second period ends 1-0. FLOP took a bench minor in the second for a player not listed on the roster. Radecki scores an unassisted goal at 9:27 of the third to secure the win and Goaltender Dylan Gorski stops all 16 SOG to secure the win for LID. FLOP’s Kerrigan McCarthy stopped 35 of 37 shots. LID moves on.
We welcomed back Section VI parents with two spectators per player.
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