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Four hockey teams advance following Thursday's Section VI small schools first round games

Posted at 11:37 PM, Feb 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-20 23:37:22-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The postseason has started for Section VI high school hockey teams and four small schools have advanced to the next round.

Starpoint, the no. 2 seed, topped no. 15 seed Amherst 7-1 in a game played at Northtown Center. Justin Bull and Max Ciepiela each had two goals in the win.

Grand Island, the no. 3 seed, topped no. 14 Kenmore East 4-0 in a game also played at Northtown Center. Tyler Hunt had two goals and an assist in the win while goalie Bobby Currie made 23 saves for the shutout.

Lewiston-Porter, the no. 4 seed, topped no. 13 seed North Tonawanda 7-3 in a game played at HarborCenter. Jack Evert had three goals in the win while Peter Spameni added two.

West Seneca West, the no. 5 seed, topped no. 12 seed Iroquois/Alden 2-1 in a game also played at HarborCenter. Billy Coughlin scored the eventual game-winner for the Indians.

Small schools pre-quarterfinals continue on Friday with the following games on the schedule:
(#6) Depew vs. (#11) West Seneca East at 4 p.m.
(#7) Sweet Home vs. (#10) Hamburg at 6:15 p.m.
(#8) Kenmore West vs. (#9) Williamsville East at 8:30 p.m.

Top seed, Williamsville South, earned a first-round bye following their performance in the regular season.