Williamsville North celebrates its win over Orchard Park in the Section VI Large School Hockey final.
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LARGE SCHOOLS F Ethan Bishara, Clarence, 12: The first-team all-state selection ranked second in short-handed goals in the Fed with four. For the season, he recorded 21 goals and 38 points to help Red Devils post a 15-win season.
F Max Richter, Lancaster, 12: Richter earned second-team all-state honors. He led the Legends with 19 goals and 34 points. Richter finished with four game-tying goals and three game-winning goals to help Lancaster win the division title.
F Matt Orlowski, St. Joeu2019s, 12: Orlowski led Niagara Cup-champion St. Joeu2019s with 21 goals and 46 points. The point total ranked second in the Fed. Orlowski proved to be clutch, scoring four game-winning goals, which tied for second in the league.
D J.D. King, Clarence, 12: Four-year starter caps career as first-team all-state pick. Kingu2019s 10 goals ranked third on the Red Devils. Kingu2019s 15 points were fifth-most on a team that ranked third among large schools with 48 goals.
D Mitch Floccare, St. Joeu2019s, 12: Top defender for the Marauders racked up 31 points thanks to a team-high 24 assists. He also contributed seven goals, with two coming during St. Joeu2019s four-goal third period in comeback win over Canisius.
G Joshua Ruffner, Lancaster, 11: An honorable mention all-state selection, Ruffner posted a 7-2-4 record for the Legends. He finished third in the Federation in save percentage, .929, giving Lancaster a chance to win each time it took the ice.
SMALL SCHOOLS F Billy Coughlin, West Seneca West, 12: Solid two-way player had team highs in assists (19) and points (31) for division champion Indians. Three-year player leaves as Westu2019s all-time leading scorer with 108 points (70 assists, 38 goals) in 73 games.
F Tyler Hunt, Grand Island, 12: The state Division II co-Player of the Year, Hunt is a shifty playmaker who finished tied for second in Fed scoring with 46 points and notched a league-high 32 assists in 21 games.
F Peter Spameni, Lewiston-Porter, 11: The all-state honorable mention selection led the Federation in scoring with 47 points. He had 22 goals, including six short-handed. He notched five game-tying goals and three game-winners.
D Tyler Kalota, Starpoint, 12: State Division II Co-Player of the Year anchored a stingy defense that tied for fewest goals allowed in Fed. Kalota finished with 20 points and plus-35 for the first-time Section VI champion.
D Matt Walsh, Hamburg, 12: Walsh is regarded as one of the best defensemen in the Federation. He logged lots of minutes and played in all situations for the Bulldogs. A second-team all-state pick, Walsh finished with 11 points.
G Alex Wagner, North Tonawanda, 12: The bright light for NT, Wagner faced the most shots and led the Federation with 485 saves. Despite being busy, Wagner still finished with an impressive .912 save percentage and two shutouts.