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WNYGVIH Heading to Playoff Time


By Janet D Schultz, NYHOL

Photos by Janet D Schultz©2021

The last full week of the 2020-21 regular season is in the books, with a couple make-up games being played Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. HEWS was out for 10 days on protocol and now will play Monsignor Martin, CASH and Kenmore/Grand Island to complete their regular season play.

Those games are Sunday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. at North Buffalo vs Monsignor Martin; Monday, arch 15, 4:40 p.m., Northtowns vs CASH and Tuesday, March 16, 7:50 p.m. at Lincoln vs KGI.

In regular season play this past week Monsignor Martin defeated Niagara County 6-1; CASH beat KGI 2-0, Williamsville over FLOP 3-0; FLOP over LID 2-1 and Williamsville over CASH 5-0.

There were also two non-league games with CASH defeating LID 3-2 and Monsignor Martin defeating KGI 8-1.

The standings, without the HEWS regular season stats place Williamsville in first place with 18 points, followed by Monsignor Martin with 15. CASH and Niagara County each have 12 for a tied third place. They are followed by LID, FLOP, HEWS and KGI.

Congratulations go to Danielle Cottrell, FLOP, who notched her first varsity goal against LID. Danielle is an 8th grade Forward. 

Also Morganne Dee has hit the #14 spot in the All-Time WNYGVIH Scoring list with 96 points in 101 varsity games. 

Let’s take a look at this weeks games.

NYHOL took to Northtowns for the KGI vs CASH game with CASH’s Hannah Barret securing the shutout. There was no scoring in the first period and at 9:52 of the second Sister Sara (Barrett) scored, assisted by Lilli Adimey. They ended the first 1-0 and then Adimey scored the lone goal in the third to end the game. CASH’s Hannah Barrett stopped all 19 shots and in goal for KGI was Carolyn Bourgeault, who faced 24 shots.

Over at Hyde Park Monsignor Martin’s Lara Beecher started the game with two goals in the first period, one a short-handed goal. She received some assistance in the second when Mia Provenzo added a powerplay goal; answered back by NiCo’s Skylar Berube, assisted by Maddie Mallone and Natalie O’Brien. That turned out to be the only goal for NiCo. Monsignor Martin dropped in three in the third with goals by Beecher, a hattrick, Cam Brownschidle and Mia Boyd.The “B Line” made their mark that evening. Assists came from Beecher, Brownschidle, Mia Provenzo. There were no goaltending stats listed.

On Senior Night Williamsville shut-out FLOP 3-0 with Williamsville’s Vanessa Willick, Aizah-Rose Thompson and Ellie Schau scoring. Elizabeth Timby stopped all 12 SOG and FLOP’s McCarthy faced 41 SOG. Adding points through assists for Williamsville were Molly Martin, Kiersten Smith, Thompson, Eliabeth Jackson , with Willick getting the game-winner. In goal Williamsville’s Sydney Olschewske took the win stoppping 5/5 and Timby stopped 12/12. Kerrigan McCarthy stopped 38 of 41 for FLOP.

FLOP took a 2-1 win over LID with scoring coming from Danielle Cottrell, her first-ever varsity goal, assisted by Taylor Loretto and Maura Langdon; and Kathleen Dougherty putting the puck in assisted by Lilly Kushner. Goaltender Kerrigan McCarthy took the win stopping 20 of 21 SOG. For LID it was Sydney Radecki scoring, assisted by Morganne Dee with Dylan Gorski topping 24 of 26 SOG.

Williamsville continued its winning streak with a 5-0 shutout off CASH on Thursday night. Ellie Schau had the game-winner, assisted by Molly Martin. Then it was a pair of goals by Thompson, one unassisted followed by a goal by Willick and another by Schau. Additional assists came from Willick and Thompson with Timby taking the win with a 18/18 SOG/SAVE record. In goal for CASH Kylie Paige stopped 29 of 34.

In the non-league game on Thursday, MM beat KGI with scoring coming from Monsignor Martin’s Kasprzak, unassisted in the first followed by an unassisted goal by Alexa Groh, which turned out to be the game winner; then a goal by Boyd, assisted by Beecher, and a final first period goal by Beecher, unassisted. In the second KGI answered back with McKenna Horne scoring, assisted by Carissa Buyea and Savannah Samplinski. that would be KGI’s only goal of the evening with MM adding one more in the second, by Grace Russo, unassisted. 

MM came out for more in the third with three more goals including the first one, unassisted, by Carys Popat, then Haylee Luderman dropped in two, assisted by Beecher, Groh and Kasprzak. 

KGI split goaltending duties with Samantha Horne (9/10); Jordan Hofschneider (7/8) and Allison Hill 95/8). Alena Desiderio was in for MM and stopped 9/10 for the win.

This week HEWS returns to the ice with three regular games before WNYGVIH hits the Northtown Arena for a three-game playoff series on Thursday, March 18. It will be Seed 7 vs Seed 2 at 4:30 p.m.; Seed 6 vs Seed 3 at 6 p.m. and Seed 5 vs Seed 4 at 7:30 p.m. The number one seeded team has the bye.

Semi-finals, which will be #4  vs #1 at 3 p.m. and #3 vs #2 at 4:30 p.m.  at Northtown on March 23 and the finals at Cornerstone Arena, Lockport on March 25 at 7 p.m.




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