Brady Logue scored the winner with 2:17 left and Ethan Coots scored two goals and set up another as the Mercer Chiefs edged the Advantage 3-2; Haeden Ellis’s second goal of the game, with 59 seconds left, gave the Buffalo Jr. Sabres a 5-4 decision over the Wizards – Noah Nahrebski with three assists in the win and Jack Donovan a goal and an assist in the loss; Matt Bradley and Aidan Shaver shared the shutout and Gavin Parks scored in the second period as the Syracuse Nationals trimmed the Patriots 1-0; Cooper Rodgers scored the winner with 12:02 left as the Valley Forge Minutemen downed the Dallas Stars 2-1;
Logue wore the hat and had two assists, Joe Argentina scored two goals and handed out three assists and Lucas Siomes posted a goal and two assists as Mercer defeated the Wizards 8-5 – Jake West with a hat trick and Freddy Meyer two assists in the loss; Teddy Mutryn set up two goals and George Lovell scored what turned out to be the winner in the second period as the Advantage edged the Sabres 3-2; No. 33 scored 55 seconds into the third period to give the Patriots a 3-2 decision over Valley Forge; Bradley and Shaver came within 3:46 of another shutout and Noah Chen scored what turned out to be the winner in the second period as Syracuse nipped Dallas 2-1;
Jack McDonough capped a hat trick with 15 seconds left as the Advantage scored four in the third period to get by Syracuse 5-4 – Dennis Cooper with three assists and Mike Gregiore a goal and an assist in the loss; West and Meyer both had a goal and an assist in the Wizards’ 3-1 win over Valley Forge; Argentina and Coots both scored twice and Siones had two assists in Mercer’s 5-2 victory over the Stars; Mutryn and Munroe scored in the first period as the Advantage edged Valley Forge 2-1;
West scored twice, Meyer had a goal and an assist and Garrett Glaser pitched a shutout in the Wizards’ 4-0 victory over Syracuse; Ellis, who also had an assist, scored the winner with 11:11 left and Ryan Evans scored twice as the Sabres edged the Patriots 3-2; and Argentina scored two goals in 23 seconds and also had an assist and Coots also scored twice as the Mercer Chiefs scored four goals in the second period and trimmed the Stars 5-3.
In the semifinals, Ellis scored twice and Evans and Jacob Murdie both posted a goal and an assist as the Sabres defeated the Chiefs 5-2; and Jack McEleney and Charles Demeo both had a goal and two assists to lead the Wizards to a 5-3 victory over the Advantage – Munroe with a hat trick and McDonough two assists in the loss.
In the championship game, Evans dished out three assists, Ellis scored twice, Cam Fitch had a goal and an assist and Anthony Alessi and John Pavlovich shared the shutout to power the Buffalo Sabres to a 5-0 victory over the Wizards.
– MIKE SHALIN, firstname.lastname@example.org