North, WSE & St. Joe's win hockey championships

Posted at 10:21 PM, Feb 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-28 09:32:19-05

Adam Batz scored the game-winning goal 15 seconds into overtime, securing Williamsville North's second straight Large School Section VI Championship, with a 3-2 victory over Lancaster.

Tied at 1 late in the third period Brett Sardina gave the Spartans the lead, burying a rebound with a little more than six minutes to play.

With the score still 2-1 and the final seconds ticking off the clock, with an extra attacker Lancaster captain Shawn Kross tucked home the equalizer with five second to play, sending the title game to overtime.

The extra session lasted 15 seconds with Batz tearing down the ice on a rush and squeaking the puck past the netminder for the game-winning goal.


West Senca East's Tyler Arndt, who was in this week's Super 7 Countdown for his overtime heroics in a double-overtime victory over Williamsville East in the Section VI Small School semifinal, was up to his usual tricks on Monday.

Arndt scored the game-winning goal in the Trojan's 3-1 win over top seed Kenmore West to secure the Section VI Championship.

He also added an empty netter.

Cameron Brauer tallied the lone goal for Kenmore West, giving them an early 1-0 lead in the first period.


Meeting for the third time in as many years in the Niagara Cup Championship, St. Joe's defeated rival Canisius 4-0, behind two goals from Jack Lalley.

The senior opened the scoring, firing an absolute blast from the blue line past the keeper to give the Marauders a 1-0 lead.  He added his second just three minutes later. 

Donovan Boshier made 25 saves.