Niagara Gazette


December 29, 2013

Lew-Port loses lead but wins in shootout


Niagara Gazette — The Panthers were then handed a golden opportunity to complete a comeback win in overtime with a power play. That’s when Lasky and the Lew-Port penalty-killing unit stepped up.

“We rely on the senior leadership,” said Kirsch. “With the years they’ve been through battles, they’ve earned the time and they came through with a big kill, kept us in it and we had the opportunity to win, and thank goodness for the shootout.”

Hilton 3, Grand Island 1

The Grand Island Vikings came into Saturday off an emotionally charged win late Friday night against the host Niagara Falls Wolverines. 

There were no signs of emotional or physical fatigue from that late game, though, as the Vikings and Hilton Cadets traded several good-quality scoring opportunities in a fast-moving, back-and-forth game Saturday that remained scoreless through the first two periods of play.

Hilton finally broke the 0-0 draw with 10:55 remaining in the third period when, with just three seconds remaining in a Cadet power play, Frank Gaffney backhanded a puck over Grand Island netminder Nick Bonora. About a minute and a half later, a giveaway in the Grand Island zone set up Jake Palumbo’s goal that proved to be the game winner.

After Austin Bull’s goal put Hilton up 3-0, TJ Morgan scored for Grand Island to break up a shutout bid.

Bonora was named Grand Island’s MVP of the game.

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