We're coming to you from First Niagara Center and the second of three Fed hockey title games today.
This game is rematch of last year's Division II final between defending champ Williamsville East and Kenmore East.
Ken East, which scored 99 goals in 14 league games during the regular season, needs just 4:38 seconds to chase Flames starting goalie Tucker Weppner. Ken East's Anthony Amoia and Taylor Davis scored 38 seconds apart to give Bulldogs, 2-0 lead. Weppner hung out to dry on both goals. Maybe a spark the team type of goalie change as Will East also burns timeout to quell momentum and warm-up goalie Adam Dentico.
Goalie change appears to work as Cole Weppner (Tucker's brother) blasts slapper from right circle past Ken East's Mike Davern with 7:34 left. Ken East leads, 2-1.
End of first period. Ken East leads, 2-1. Shots on goal, Ken East 11-10. Will East played much better after goalie change. Not sure if it would put Weppner, who guided the team to state final last year, back in the game or ride it out with Dentico who really wasn't tested too much.
Taylor Davis scores his second goal of the game for Ken East with 10:05 left in he period to make it 3-1. Nice snap shot top left corner from low right circle while in on goalie with defenseman trying to cut him off.
With 8:10 left, Andy Robinson pumps in juicy rebound after hard bad-angle shot by Colin Farrell to give Ken East a 4-1 lead.
With 6:40 left, Will East not dead yet. Hunter Dee redirects a point shot off the faceoff to pull Flames within 4-2. Assists credited to Ben Sharf and Brenden Chambers.
This is like hockey in the mid to late 1980s. Goals fast and furious as Ken East regains a three-goal edge as Andrew Sturtz scores on a nifty backhand cutting across slot after juking past a defenseman to make it Ken East 5-2 with 4:33 left.
With 2:52 left, Ken East strikes on the power play as captain Don Battista scores off a goal-mouth scramble to make it a 6-2 lead for the Bulldogs.
End of period. Ken East cruising with 6-2 lead. Coach Kyle Pray one good period away from winning his third Fed title since 2006 and second with his alma mater. Ken East holds 22-17 edge in shots.
For whatever reason, the updates I provided for this period disappeared into never-never land.
With 5:02 left, Ken East now leads 8-2. Sturtz and Battista scored again for Ken East, this time against Tucker Weppner who returned to the goal crease for the Flames to start the third period.
With a minute left, Mike Diliberto scores to make it 9-2 Ken East.
Final score, Ken East 9, Williamsville East 2. Ken East last year's Division II runner-up ends Will East's championship reign.
We'll be back later with updates from the Fed Catholic final between Canisius and St. Francis, a game that will probably begin at 8 p.m. (an hour later than scheduled).