Nichols hockey wins St. Francis Prep title
Andrew Poturalski earned MVP honors as the Nichols hockey team beat Ridley College (Ont.), 3-1, to win the 10th annual St. Francis Prep Tournament. The third and final round was played Sunday at Leisure Twin Rinks. Poturalski scored the go-ahead goal for the Vikings. Charlie Stein and Kevin Kirisits also scored for Nichols (12-6-2). Goaltender Peter Dudek had 34 saves.
Brendan Cullen had two goals, including the game-winner in overtime, as St. Francis Prep edged New Trier (Ill.), 5-4 in the consolation.
Koutsomitis nets hat trick for Canisius
Dimitrios Koutsomitis had three goals as Canisius moved to 10-6-1 with a 4-1 win over Frontier in a Federation hockey game played at Holiday Twin Rinks.
Bishop Timon/St. Jude scored three goals in the third period and beat West Seneca East, 6-2, at Buffalo State. Justin Nelson had two goals and three assists and Bob Milewski had 33 for the Tigers (8-6).
Kennedy Monaco had two assists and Bob Bloomfield turned back 13 shots as St. Francis downed Kenmore West, 5-3.
Girls hockey puck drop today in West Seneca
In Section VI Federation girls hockey, the Monsignor Martin Association (8-1) and West Seneca (6-1) meet today at 5:30 p.m. at the West Seneca Town Ice Rink, 1250 Union Road.
West Seneca, in what will be its first home game, will celebrate with a ceremonial puck drop at 5:15 p.m. Interim West Seneca Athletic Director Larry Bryant will drop the puck. Numerous other district officials will be in attendance.
The West Seneca team includes 15 girls from West Seneca East and West Seneca West while the MMA squad boasts students from local Catholic schools.
Lancaster track shines at Dartmouth Relays
The Lancaster girls enjoyed seven top 10 finishes while its boys had four at the 42nd annual Dartmouth College Relays in Hanover, N.H. Jenny Thill broke the school record in the triple jump, covering 35-8.75 feet while taking fifth place.
For the boys, Ben Kowalski's effort of 57 feet, 3 inches in the 25-pound weight throw earned him fifth place.