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Rochester Takes Home the Cup

Monday, 04.16.2007 / 12:00 AM / News
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Rochester Takes Home the Cup

April 16, 2007

The Bowman Cup is heading to Rochester for the first time in the history of the three-year old showcase, as the Rochester Senior hockey team defeated the Buffalo Seniors by a score of 4-3 in front of a crowd of nearly 5,000 spectators at HSBC Arena on Sunday.

The game-winner came in an unconventional fashion. Brendon Rothfuss, a senior from Webster Thomas, was taken down on a breakaway attempt with just 1:56 left in the game. Awarded a penalty shot, the forward buried the opportunity into the back of the net to set off the celebration for the Rochester Seniors.

Rochester never trailed in the game as the line of Shayne Stockton, who played with the Jr. Amerks, Steven Wrobel from Gates Chili, and Rothfuss dominated the Buffalo seniors. The trio, led by Stockton's hat trick, had all four Rochester goals and added four assists on the day.

Buffalo had made a valiant comeback to tie the score, before Rothfuss' heroics. Down 3-1 late in the third, Williamsville North Senior, Ryan Geary rebounded a shot past Batavia senior, Mike Battaglia, with just 3:35 remaining. Nick Panepinto from Kenmore West then tied the game with 1:58 remaining.

In the earlier game, the Buffalo Juniors remained perfect, 3-0, against their Rochester counterparts with a 7-3 victory.

St. Francis Junior, Patrick Sullivan led Buffalo with two goals, while Jake Newton from Williamsville North, Brandon Broad from Nichols, and Kevin Ogiba from Niagara-Wheatfield each recorded two assists.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82