By Janet Schultz, NYHOL
LID Over Niagara County
The WNYGVIH Tenth Federation Playoffs opened Tuesday, January 21 with Niagara County (8) facing Lancaster/Iroquois/Depew (LID).
As with this league there is always a surprise, and while Niagara County did not win, they did get on the board first when Natalie O’Brien scored, assisted by Katelyn Churakos and Kayla Persinger and the first period ended 1-0 in favor of Niagara County.
LID came back just minutes into the second period on a power play goal. They added another and second ends 2-1 LID.
Their scoring line took hold and LID put in three more goals in the third and the game ended 5-1 with LID moving to the semi-finals.
Scoring for LID were Jersey Phillips with 2 goals, 2 assists; Hailey Keppner, goal and assist; Amanda Cole, goal, Morganne Dee, goal and Haylie Petyk and Madelyn Braun with assists.
In goal Dylan Gorski stopped 22 of 23 shots for LID and Isabella Renzi stopped 20 of 25 shots for Niagara County Lady Warriors.
Williamsville opened scoring just over 3 minutes into the first period with Jenna Cavalieri getting the goal assisted by Ellie Schau.
A power-play goal by Cavalieri with 1:35 left sent the first period to a 2-0 score.
Two more in the second and it was 4-0 for Williamsville.
However, Clarence/Amherst/SweetHome made a mark when Isabell Zivis shot in a power-play goak at 11L52 of the third period. She was assisted by Lilli Adimey and Allison Greene.
Scoring for Williamsville were Cavalieri with two; Molly Martin, goal; Emma Roland, goal and 2 assists; Ellie Schau, three assists; Elizabeth Jackson, assist; Kelly Dormer, assist and Erin Roland with an assist.
In goal for CASH, Kylie Paige stopped 36 of 40; for Williamsville, Elizabeth Timby held back 14 or 15.
The game ends 4-1 and Williamsville moves to the semi-finals.
Game Three Is Upset of Day
There has to be some type of upset and the Hamburg/Eden/West Seneca vs Monsignor Martin was it.
HEWS started the scoring in the first period, and also ended the scoring in the first period.
Carleigh Sutfin scored at 5:50 of the first period, assisted by Olivia Wade.
Both teams pressured each other and in the end HEWS Goalie Lauren Brown got the shut-out with 26 saves.
In goal for Monsignor Martin was Grace Harrington who stopped 12 of 13 shots.
HEWS moves to the semi-finals and will take on #1 LID.
FLOP Seals Semi-Final Spot
Another low scoring game and one for the goalies to keep in check.
Frontier/LakeShore/Orchard Park put in the first goal at 9:06 of the first period when Brooke Becker had an unassisted goal. The period ends FLOP 1-0 over Kenmore/Grand Island.
Kenmore/Grand Island opened the scoring in the second period with a goal by Abigail Blair, assisted by Savannah Samplinski.
FLOP’s Taylor Loretto answered back, assisted by Mary Kromer and the score is 2-1 at the end of the second.
Becker puts in another at the 7:50 mark of the third and the game ends 3-1 FLOP.
Making 19 on 22 shots on goal was Kenmore/Grand Island’s Carolyn Bourgeault and for FLOP it was Kristen Heard stopping 23 of 24.
FLOP moves on to the semis to meet Williamsville.
(Photo gallery is from the LID/NICO game. Other galleries forthcoming (I’m still processing) All photos by Janet Schultz, NYHOL. All photos available for purchase by contacting Janet@nyhockeyonline.com)