Matthew Orlowski scored twice and Joe Fronczak made 24 saves go earn the shutout in St. Joe’s 3-0 victory over Canisius on Sunday in the WNY Federation hockey game at the Buffalo State Arena.
The game counted toward the seedings for the Niagara Cup playoffs among the Monsignor Martin Association members of the Fed. St. Joe’s is 2-0-1 with one game that counts toward Niagara Cup seeding against St. Francis (1-1-1) on Thursday.
Orlowski, a junior forward, scored at 14:34 of the first period with Jack Gilbert and Sean Deakin assisting. Senior Sam Latorre of the Marauders made it 2-0 in the second with Fronczak, a junior, and Tristan Weigand getting the assists.
Orlowskis’ second goal came at 14:42 of the third. Frank Attea and Connor MacDonald had assists.
St. Joe’s (11-0-2) already has clinched the regular season Fed championship with 24 points. Canisius (9-4-0) is next with 18 points. The win gave the Marauders a sweep of their two games against Canisius.
Max Richter scored twice and assisted on another goal and Ryan Miller had a goal and two assists for Lancaster in an 8-0 WNY Fed win over Frontier at Buffalo State.
Park falls to Albany Academy
Playing without standout guard Noah Hutchins, Park School, the No. 1 ranked large school team in Western New York, lost to Albany Academy, 67-44, Sunday in the Slam North South Classic in Glens Falls. It was a rematch of last year’s State Federation Tournament of Champions Class A championship game won by Park, 59-57.
August Mahoney led Albany with 17 points, including five 3-pointers.
Albany (13-2) led, 27-16, at halftime. The Capital District powerhouse has not lost to an in-state opponent this season.
Sophomore Caleb Hutchins finished with 20 points, seven rebounds, and three steals in the loss.
St. Joe’s 2-2 in duals
St. Joe’s wrestling won three of four matches, on a tie-breaker on Sunday, Day 2 of the Catholic High School Duals at Monsigor Farrell on Staten Island. The Marauders lost to St. Anthony’s (L.I), 44-33. They defeated Iona Prep and Kellenberg Memorial and edged Chaminade, 40-39, with the winning point on the tiebreaker (most bouts won).