Saturday: Two Last Games in Regular Season


The last two games were played today and the tournaments will be seeded tomorrow. Penn Yan lost their game with Amherst (10-9) when the Tigers scored the winning goal with 7.3 second left in the game. Bath won their game with Brockport 9-7.

Amherst 10 - Penn Yan 9  

The book for Amherst: Brendan Kane (4g), Bryan Lawson (4g), Evan Thielman (1g), Clifton Jackson (1g), Sean Smith (3a).

The book for Penn Yan: Adam Stork (2g), Dylan Yonts (4a), Nate Nichols (3g), Jamil Modafarri (1g), Jordan Owen (2g), JJ Voigt (1a), Anthony Luppino (1a), Preston Maciejewski (1a), Bradley Voigt (1g-1a), Goaltending: Cody Richardson 3s/10ga (48 mins).

  -- The last game of the regular season pitted Penn Yan at Amherst, and in a very close game, Amherst scored the game-winner with seven seconds left the game, giving the Tigers a 10-9 victory.

Taking the first shot of the game, after Amherst won the face off, junior attackman Brendan Kane scored the first of his four goals on an unassisted alley drive from the left and a strong side arm to the top left. Kane scored again a couple of minutes later on a similar drive from the other side. With about two minutes left in the quarter, the Tigers scored their third unanswered goal when Bryan Lawson took and outside shot from the top left. The quarter ended with Amherst up 3-0.

Penn Yan, wearing their "retro" orange on orange uniforms, came back quickly in the second, scoring on their first offensive set when Adam Stork took a shot from medium range that tipped on the top of the Amherst goalie, Scott Thielman's stick . The Tigers recorded and two minutes later Kane scored his third of the game from an outside shot. The Mustangs scored the next two goals, the first when Dylan Yonts, on top right found Nate Nichols on the crease and the second, a goal by Jamil Modafarri, also on the crease with a feed from behind the net. With three minutes left in the half, the rain started to come down with increasing force and both teams took time outs to set up last shots. Neither attempt was successful and the half ended with Amherst up 4-3.

coach hobartThe third quarter belonged to Penn Yan who limited Amherst to only four offensive sets, while the ball remained in the Penn Yan shooting end of the field. Penn Yan took a number of shots early in the quarter during the first three minutes. Lawson had a hard body check against a Mustang midfielder and then, after picking up the ground ball, sprinted all the way down filed and straight to the goal for an unassisted goal. The Mustangs then came back with the next three goals starting with Jordan Owen from top center. Nate Nichols scored eleven seconds later after Baird Wilber picked up the face off ground ball and charged down in fast break to tied the game at 5-5. Owen then took the ball to the midfield line and drove right down the center of the field and bounced one by Thielman to give Penn Yan their first lead of the game. The Mustangs scored their third goals in a one minute and twenty-second period. Nichols received a pass from Luppino, behind the net to take the score to 7-5, Penn Yan. With less than a minute left Kane scored his fourth goal of the game when he took the ball behind the cage and drove right , beat his man and faked low, shot high for the goal. The Mustangs led after three quarters, 7-6.

The fourth quarter scoring started with another goal by Lawson (his third) who set up behind the cage and drive right, pulling his defenseman forward, before rolling back for a write shot into the right top corner and tying the score at 7-7. A minute later he scored again on a feed from senior attackman Sean Smith from behind the net, but Penn Yan returned with two in a row. Starting with a goal by Adam Stork (assisted by Luppino) way out in front with a strong overhand bounce shot, the second goal game from Bradley Voigt who benefited from a ball knocked down in front of the goalie which Voigt swept into the goal with a hockey stick shot. The goal gave Penn Yan a 9-8 lead which held until the last two minutes of the game when Smith hit sophomore Evan Thielman on a crease cut to tie the game at 9-9.

Although both teams had offensive ball time but with 7.3 second remaining Smith ran a parallel cut behind the cage and waited for junior attackman Clifton Jackson to be open up front. Jackson threw a hard overhand bounce shot that scored for the Amherst Win.

Amherst, a Class B school finishes their regular season at 12-4 while Penn Yan finishes at 8-8.


Bath 9 - Brockport 7  

The book for Bath: Matt Nesbitt (2a), Zach Reed (1g-1a), Brian Gable (1g-1a), Mark Martuscello (2g), Nick Rossi (4g-4a), Jeff Chapman (1g), Goaltending: Andrew Clark 10s/7ga = 59% (48 mins)

The book for Brockport: Bryan Johnson (2g), Nick Sutphen (1g), Jake Burns (2g-2a), Trevor Hayward (2g-3a), Goaltending: Paul Duthoy 10s/9ga = 53% (48 mins).

  --  After a close first half, where the teams were tied at 1-1 after the first and Bath was up 3-2 at the half, the Rams scored five goals in the third quarter and finished with a 9-7 win over visiting Brockport.

The game, plagued by penalties, surprising saw no extra man goal scored, although seventeen infractions were called (8 for Bath, 9 for Brockport). Nick Rossi led the Bath offense with 4g-4a while Andrew Clark made ten saves. The Rams finish their regular season at 8-8.

Trevor Hayward led the Blue Devil effort with 2g-3a while Paul Duthoy made ten saves for Brockport.

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