> Klin lifts Lancaster
Andrew Klin's goal with two minutes left gave Lancaster a 3-2 win over Canisius in Western New York Varsity Hockey Federation action Sunday at Buffalo State.
Klin scored twice for the Redskins while Rick Nawojski had a goal and Paul Dudish had 24 saves. Matt Brownschidle and Justin Wheeler scored for Canisius.
Kyle Kelly scored and had an assist in the second period as St. Joe's beat Sweet Home, 4-1. Kelly finished with two goals, both assisted by Mike Playfair. St. Joe's is now 3-2-1 and 3-1 in the Federation.
Jon Orcudt and Ryan Zwawa each had a pair of goals as Frontier beat Amherst, 8-1.
Federation play resumes Thursday evening with four games at the Amherst Pepsi Center.
> MMA-ECIC Challenge tips off
The third Ad Pro Team Sports Monsignor Martin-ECIC Challenge tips off tonight at St. Mary's of Lancaster with two quality matchups.
Defending Manhattan Cup champion Canisius will continue its tough early schedule at 6:30 p.m. when it meets a solid Orchard Park squad. Canisius (2-2) opened with wins over Niagara-Wheatfield and Williamsville North and lost to Riverside Friday and Rochester power McQuaid on Saturday night. There should be a great atmosphere for the 8 p.m. game as crosstown rivals Lancaster and St. Mary's meet. That matchup pits first-year coaches Pat Cullinan of St. Mary's and Sam Endich of Lancaster.
The rest of the Challenge lineup, all at St. Mary's: Tuesday -- Depew vs. Nichols, 5 p.m.; Maryvale vs. Niagara Catholic, 6:30 p.m.; Iroquois vs. St. Joe's, 8 p.m. Wednesday -- JFK vs. Cardinal O'Hara, 5 p.m.; Frontier vs. St. Francis, 6:30 p.m.; Lackawanna vs. Timon-St. Jude, 8 p.m.
When Cardinal O'Hara hosts Sacred Heart at 5:30 p.m. today, the Hawks' Melissa Kanalley will be 12 points away from becoming the second girl to reach the 1,000-point mark at O'Hara. However, the Sharks have been very stingy this season: Sacred Heart allowed just 29 points to Pioneer and gave up just 25 to City Honors on its way to winning the championship of last week's Al & Rose Pastor Tournament.