MASSENA DROPS CLOSE 2-1 N.Y. SEMIFINAL TO PITTSFORD
Massena's Sam Chilton (6) deflected a shot from the
slot to score Massena's lone goal just 4:05 into the
NYS Division I semifinal. Pittsford scored
goals in the first and second periods to net a 2-1
win. (Jenne photo) Gallery shortly
Pittsford's Bobby Doyle (7) chips a shot past
Massena goalie Nathan Moffit (1) to score the first
goal of the game for the Panthers early in the first
period to tie the game at 1-1.
massena wins division i title over canton in 1-0
The Massena Red Raiders celebrate with their
championship trophies, banners and fans after winning
the Section X Division I Championship over the Canton
Golden Bears in a 1-0 victory. Logan Chilton scored the
game-winning goal midway through the second period to
lift the Red Raiders to their sixth-straight title. (Ben Sitts
Game Gallery NCSN Broadcast
Canton's Bobby Wells (7) battles past a Massena defender
to fire a close-range shot on goal that was blocked by
the Red Raiders goalie Nathan Moffit (1) to keep the
game scoreless at the beginning of the second period.
One goal would decide the title game. With both teams
enjoying multiple scoring chances, but a high-degree of
defense and stick checking, the Massena Red Raiders
would ride a second-period goal to its sixth-straight
crown, in the third-straight finals matchup against
Canton. Massena will no advance to host either
Shenendahoah and LaSalle from Section II in a state
quarterfinal matchup at Massena Arena on Saturday.
Massena’s forechecking resulted in regaining control in
the Canton end. Matt Derouchie worked the puck back to
the point where Gage Fiacco drilled the puck toward net.
The riser was redirected downward and past Canton goalie
Jerod Burchell – first credited to Logan Chilton.
However, after the game it was confirmed that Jack
Logan, both lined up uncontested in front of the net,
apparently was the actual deflector. Time of the goal:
8:19 of the middle period. Massena keeper Nate Moffitt
stopped 20 shots in the Massena net, while Burchell was
also stellar with 27 saves for Canton that closes out
its season at 11-9-1.