Wednesday: Victor, Pittsford and Penn Yan Champs

The end of the Section Five season crowned the three champions that will move on to the quarter finals of the New York State Tournaments. Penn Yan took a 7-0 halftime lead on the way to a 12-2 win over Aquinas as they earned their 20th Section Five title. Pittsford and Penfield played a close game for a while, but the Panthers has a strong second quarter and defeated Penfield 11-6. In the third game of the night, Victor and Thomas played a close first quarter, but then the lightning stuck and after a 40 minute weather delay, lightning struck for Victor who scored fourteen goals in the net quarter on their way to a 20-8 win over Webster Thomas. The Class A, Class B and Class C brackets have been updated.

Wednesday 5-27-15

Penn Yan vs Aquinas

Penn Yan 12 - Aquinas 2 

1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Final
 Penn Yan
     Record: 14-4
5 2 2 3   12
     Record: 12-7
0 0 1 1   2

The book for Penn Yan: Austin Blumbergs (1g), Ben Covert (1g-1a), Sean Emerson (3g-1a), Austin Fingar (3g-2a), Craig Gerhardt (2g-1a), Tate Stewart (2g), Goaltending: Gage Ponsetti 6s/2ga = 75% (47 mins), Landon Drake 0s/0ga (1 mins).

The book for Aquinas: Eddie Giblin (1g), Nick Tschetter (1g-1a) Goaltending: Tony Deleo 10s/12ga (48 mins).

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Penn Yan vs Aquinas

--  NOTES:  Penn Yan came out strong with a 9-0 start before defeating Aquinas 12-2. The Mustangs win gave them their 20th Section Five title. Midfielder Austin Fingar finished the game with 3g-2a and was named Class C All Tournament MVP. The attack from Penn Yan finished with 7g-2a between them and were all named to the All-Tournament Team, Sean Emerson, Craig Gerhardt and Tate Stewart.

APenn Yan vs Aquinasquinas` Nick Tschetter was a part of both goals with 1g-1a. He was joined by defenseman Tyler Olbrich and midfielder Terrance Richards in being named to the All-Tournament team for the Little Irish. Eddie Giblin scored the second goal for Aquinas. Richard finished at 67% at the face off draw and led his team with seven ground balls. In the cage, Tony Deleo finished with 10 saves for the Little Irish.

For the Mustangs, Gage Ponsetti played the majority of the game and recorded six saves (75%). Landon Drake played the final one minute of the contest but did not face a shot. Fingar led with seven ground balls. Defenseman Jake Covert finished with seven and was named to the All- Tournament Team.

Rounding out the All-Tournament Team were: From the Semi-Finals, Newark's Andrew Garrett, Penn Yan defenseman Tanner Irwin and goalie Gage Ponsetti.

Victor vs Thomas

Victor 20 - Thomas 8 

1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Final
     Record: 19-0
4 8 6 2   20
     Record: 16-3
2 2 2 2   8

The book for Victor: Dan Barrow (2g-1a), Drew Collins (4g-2a), Mike DeMarco (4g-1a), T.D. Ierlan (2g), Brandon Kunick (1g), Max Lambert (1a), Alexander Mabbett (1g), Ryan Maloney (2g-2a), Michael Matheson (1g), Jamie Trimboli (3g-1a), Goaltending: Chayse Ierlan 5s/6ga (44 mins), Brennan Mackey 0s/2ga (4 mins).

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The book for Thomas: Pierce Currie (2g), Matt Fiore (2g), Travis Ford (1g), Kevin Hill (1a), Cam Isaac (2g), Joe Vasile (1g) Goaltending: Davis Bird 8s/20ga (48 mins).

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Victor vs Thomas

--  NOTES:  Victor scored seven unanswered goals on their way to a 20-8 win over Webster Thomas. The game was close for the first quarter before a weather delay between the first and second quarters. Coming out of the delay, Victor scored five unanswered goals to increase their lead to 9-2. The Blue Devils had 10 players make their offensive scorebook with Drew Collins leading with 4g-2a. Mike DeMarco (4g-1a), Jamie Trimboli (3g-1a) and Ryan Maloney (2g-2a) added to the scorebook for Victor.

Victor vs ThomasFace off midfielder TD Ierlan had an impressive day at the draw and finished at 93% (25/27). He was named Class B All Tournament MVP. In addition to the face-off wins, he also had a team leading 22 ground balls. DeMarco added three, Trimboli and Michael Matheson added two each. In the cage, Chayse Ierlan played the majority of the game and recorded five saves.

Thomas had three players finish with two goals each: Matt Fiore, Cam Isaac and Pierce Currie. Between the pipes, Davis Bird recorded eight saves for the Titans. Bird also led in ground balls with five and had two interceptions.

The All-Tournament Team for Class B included the following for Victor: TD Ierlan (MVP), Drew Collins, Mike DeMarco, Brandon Kunick, Chayse Ierlan and Max Lambert. Thomas had three players make the list: Cam Isaac, Kevin Hill and Trevor Knoepflier. From the Semi-Finals, John Lombardi (Irondequoit) and Ben Smith-Wilcox (Canandaigua).

Victor vs Canandaigua

Pittsford 11 - Penfield 6 

1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Final
     Record: 18-1
3 4 2 2   11
     Record: 10-9
2 1 1 2   6

The book for Pittsford: Brandon Barker (1g-1a), Colby Barker (1g-1a), Jared Conners (2g), Ryan Fairbrother (1a), James Felix (2g-1a), Jack Kaufman (1g), Matt Malone (2g-1a), Jonathan Perotto (1g-2a), Owen Smith (1g), Goaltending: Kevin Maguire 7s/6ga = 54% (48 mins).

The book for Penfield: Carter Jordan (1g), Glenn Roschetzky (1g), Peter Schwab (2g-2a), Max Spaan (2g-3a), Kevin Wall (1a) Goaltending: Willie Klan 10s/11ga (48 mins).

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Victor vs Canandaigua

--  NOTES:  After their last minute loss last season in the Sectional Finals, The Panthers came back this season looking for the big win. After a back and forth first quarter where Penfield held the lead twice, the Panthers scored four unanswered goals to go up 5-2 and they never looked back. Pittsford defeated Penfield 11-6 to secure their fourth Sectional title and first since 2011.

Penfield played a strong first quarter and had the game close for the first 12 minutes. Peter Schwab had a stand out game for the Patriots and scored the opening goal with a feed from Max Spaan. Both Spaan and Schwab were named to the All-Tournament team. Twelve seconds later long stick midfielder Jared Connors scored on a face off fast break. Connors finished the game with 2g and a team leading six ground balls. He also finished with three takes and was named to the All-Tournament team. At the conclusion of the contest, it was announced that the Section Five Defensive Player of the Year was awarded to Jared Connors of Pittsford.

Penfield retook the lead with an impressive feed from Spaan to Carter Jordan on the crease. Spaan finished with 2g-3a. The Panthers scored back to back goals to take their first lead of the game. Brandon Barker scored the first of his 1g-1a on an unassisted shot from the outside. With 0:11 remaining in the quarter, James Felix scored, unassisted. Pittsford led 3-2 after the first quarter.

Pittsford over PenfieldIn the second quarter Pittsford continued their streak with two more goals. Matt Malone scored with an outside shot from the right flat (assisted by Felix). Two minutes later Jonathan Perotto scored the first of his 1g-2a with a shot from the right flat. Perotto, who came into the contest with 6g-3a in the tournament was named Class A MVP. Penfield scored their lone goal of the quarter with an extra man goal from Spaan (assisted from Schwab). Pittsford closed out the quarter with goals from Jack Kaufman and Felix. Pittsford led 7-3 at the half.

Penfield scored another man-up goal to start the third quarter. Schwab scored with Spaan assisting at 8:30 remaining in the third. The Panthers scored back to back goals to increase their lead to five. Colby Barker scored the first and assisted the second. Pittsford led 9-4 after three quarters. Both teams added two goals in the final quarter with Penfield scoring the first two and Pittsford scoring the final two to secure the win.

Pittsford dominated the ground ball battle winning 33-12. The Panthers had five players with over four ground balls. Connors led with six, face off midfielder Zac Cooley, attackman Perotto and defenseman Connor Haims added five each and defenseman Michael Gigantelli added four. Gigantelli had two takes for Pittsford. Penfield midfielder James Stoler led with four ground balls. LSM Adam Witscheber and defenseman Jack Taddeo added two each for the Patriots.

Both Pittsford's Kevin Maguire and Penfield's Willie Klan were named to the All-Tournament team and had strong performances. Klan finished with 10 saves (47%) with the statistics not doing justice to the caliber of his performance. Maguire recorded 7 saves (53%). Also named to the All-Tournament team were Jack Kaufman, Sam Schubach (from RH) and Allen Thibodeau (from Fairport).