Monday was the Boys Hockey Federation’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Rivalry Day. Some of WNY’s biggest rivalries took the stage at HarborCenter. Yesterday’s matchups – along with a few make-up games courtesy of this past weekend’s snowstorm – gave fans a full menu of eight games.
St. Mary’s 6, Lancaster 0
The Lancers took an early lead in the first period and piled on in the second and third periods to beat their cross-town rivals.
Daniel Reif led the way with a pair of goals. Zach Micholas, Chris Henry, Alex Bialkowski, and Jared Mangan also scored. Alexander Miller had three assists.
Kyle Karoleski picked up the 17-save shutout.
St. Francis 5, Bishop Timon 2
Ryan Young scored the game-winner with 8:44 left in the third period as the Red Raiders earned their first win in Monsignor Martin play.
Sean McCarthy had both Timon goals, the second coming just four minutes into the second period to give the Tigers the 2-1 lead.
Frannies tied the game on the power play as Pierce Greene scored with 6:42 left in the second period.
Green, along with Shane Hobot and Chase Judkiewicz, also netted goals for St. Francis.
Trai Jenkins stopped 18 shots for the Red Raiders.
West Seneca West 6, West Seneca East 5 (OT)
Billy Coughlin scored the winning overtime goal as the Indians beat their cross-town rival and earned their eighth win of the season.
It was a back-and-forth affair in which neither team had more than a one-goal lead all game.
Hunter Kashuba found Michael Borowiak to tie the game for the Trojans with eight seconds left in regulation.
Chase Chodkowski and Mike Velasquez each had a pair of goals, while teammate Ethan Parsons also scored for West.
East’s Tym Machynski netted two goals. Noah Bily and Andrew Czechowski scored the other Trojan goals.
Clarence 5, Niagara Wheatfield 2
Nicholas Messuro had a hat-trick as the Red Devils snapped their three-game losing streak.
Clarence took a 2-0 lead in the second period with a goal from Brady Carlson and then a short-handed goal from Messuro. The Falcons responded as Anthony Delisanti scored a few minutes later.
NW tied the game early in the third as Dylan Bennett netted a goal with 11:08 left.
Messuro netted the go-ahead goal with just over five and a half minutes left.
Trevor Arno also scored for Clarence.
Isaac Petrella made 14 saves in the winning effort.
Sweet Home 2, Hamburg 0
Michael Lisman put together a 35-save shutout as the Panthers ended a three-game skid.
Connor Weiskerger and Eric Abbate scored for Sweet Home, both goals coming in the first period.
Jake Hutchison made 25 saves in the loss.
Kenmore East 4, Kenmore West 1
Dominic Cassillo had two goals as the Bulldogs upset their cross-town rival.
Cassillo scored just 48 seconds into the game to give his team an early lead.
The lead stood until the final minute of the second period when Cam Crosier scored with 34 seconds left.
East broke the tie as Aidan Bova netted a power play goal with 3:46 left in the third.
Cassillo and Gavin Smyth both scored in the final minute of play.
Seamus McPhee had 26 saves in net for the Bulldogs.
Orchard Park 7, Frontier 0
Kyle Flynn scored four goals as the Quakers now have 12 points in the standings, tied for first in the Large School playoff race.
Zachary Mecca and Bryson Miller each had three assists.
Owen Hughes, Ryan Licursi, and Bryson Miller also scored for OP.
Ryan Albert and Tobias Bell split time in the Quaker net combining for 25 saves.
St. Joe’s 2, Canisius 1
William Redding scored the game-winner with 5:32 left in the third as the Marauders edged their arch rival.
St. Joe’s took the lead in the second as Connor MacDonald scored with eight minutes left in the period. Spencer DiLeo found the back of the net a few minutes later to tie it.
Trevor Galante stopped 21 of 22 shots faced in net.
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