Alanna Herne scored twice and had an assist for the Buffalo Stars in an 8-3 loss to Keweenaw, Mich. in the USA Hockey Tier II 19-under girls national semifinal at Northtown Center at Amherst.
The Stars were the only Western New York team to reach a national semifinal among the area’s boys and girls national tournament qualifiers this season.
Both Buffalo and Keweenaw reached the semis by posting quarterfinal wins earlier Saturday.
The Storm had a little more jump in the semi, though, bolting to a 6-0 lead. Herne scored twice in the second period to make things mildly interesting before the Storm pulled away.