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BUFFALO SENIORS WIN IN SHOOTOUT

Rochester Juniors edge out Buffalo.

Friday, 04.10.2009 / 2:16 PM / Amateur Hockey
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BUFFALO SENIORS WIN IN SHOOTOUT
Team Buffalo Sr. (Photo: Sabres.com)
The Buffalo Seniors wouldn’t go away.

Despite leading three different times, the Rochester Seniors couldn’t put away their rivals to the west as Buffalo triumphed to claim their fourth title in the fifth annual Scotty Bowman Showcase.
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Defeating Rochester 4-3 in a shootout on Thursday night at HSBC Arena, the Buffalo Seniors won their second straight Bowman Cup in overtime.

The event, named after the legendary Scotty Bowman, the winningest coach in NHL history, showcases the best high school aged hockey players from Western New York.

Rochester’s Justin Scharfe (Maksymum Jr. B) scored the opening goal before Buffalo’s Chris Covel net a seeing-eye shot that found its way past netminder Richie Carlston (Fairport). Brett Barton (Maksymum Jr. B) helped regain the lead, capitalizing on an odd-man rush.

Ryan Wagner (Canisius) then recorded Buffalo’s second goal in the second frame from the high slot for a 2-2 score.

Patrick Sofia (Greece Athena) gave Rochester a 3-2 lead with just over five minutes remaining in the third period before a power play marker from Tyler Matecki (Buffalo Jr. Sabres) deflected in off a Rochester shin pad to tie the game at 3-3.

Solid goaltending remained the name of the game in the tiebreaker as Covel proved to be the only Buffalo shooter to score on Tyler Lariviere (Spencerport). Andy Olsen (Buffalo Regals) shut the door on Rochester, stopping all three shooters to preserve the come-from-behind victory for Buffalo.

Rochester did not go away empty handed as the junior squad won a hard-hitting battle earlier in the day.

Anthony Starnino (Aquinas Institute) opened the scoring for Rochester in the first period and Stu Wilson (Maksymum Jr. B) intercepted a clearing attempt in the second to give Rochester a 2-0 lead in a tightly played game.

Entering the third, Rochester had outshot Buffalo 25-17, but they would only test Scott Diebold (St. Francis) four times compared to the eight shots that Michael Catanzaro (Penfield) would face in the third.

Joey Cantafio (Williamsville East) knocked home a pass from Jarret McGraw (Lancaster) to close the margin to one in the third period. However, that would be the only goal Buffalo would get in the contest as Rochester triumphed 2-1.

The trio of Jason Carville (Gates Chili), Dan Hurlimann (Hilton) and Catanzaro turned away 24 shots on the night.

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STANDINGS

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