December 09, 2008


Couple of victories for Cortland Mites

The Cortland Mite Travel youth hockey team scored a pair of weekend victories, 2-1 at Midstate on Saturday and 7-1 over visiting Camillus on Sunday.
Trevor Jubran and Jonathan Frederick scored the goals against Midstate, while goalies Zachery Wilhoit and P.J. Shager combined for 20 saves. Sammy Robbins led the way against Camillus with two goals and an assist, while Frederick and Jubran had a goal and an assist apiece and Jake Prunier and Joshua Cargen one goal each. Shager and Wilhoit combined for seven saves.
The McOwen Tire/Pall Trinity team beat Midstate 6-1 as Nickolas Kidder and Austin Skinner scored twice each, Noah Wurst and Drew Bilodeau with single tallies. Goalie Alex Smith made nine saves.
The Rock and Rich Towing/Homer Logging team split a pair of weekend road games, losing at Center State 5-3 on Saturday and beating Cicero 5-0 on Sunday
Sean Sullivan had a goal and an assist while Danny Turck and Eustan DiIorio had one goal each against Center State, goalie Gage Eldred with 26 saves. Eldred made 18 saves to earn the shutout against Cicero, while Brian Ordway scored twice, Joel Potter and Mike May had a goal and two assists each and Turck had a goal and an assist.
Cortland lost 9-2 against visiting Center State on Sunday. Mike Turck and Dylan Cooper each had a goal, and goalie Devin Baylor stopped 34 shots.
Zach Daniels had the only goal while Cory Broyles made 12 saves and Zach Randall nine in goal for Cortland in a 5-1 loss to host Auburn on Sunday.
Cortland’s Ali Pace picked up an assist along the way for the Ithaca Stars 19-Under team, which lost 4-1 to the Etobicoke (Ont.) Dolphins at The Rink in the final its own Invitational Tournament. Ithaca beat the Lady Patriots from Philadelphia 4-3 in the semifinals after losing to Etobicoke 1-0 and tying the Hamburg Hawks 2-2 in the preliminary round.
Anastasia Lyon from Dryden scored the only goal the Stars’ 12-Under team had in three games, in a 1-1 tie with the Clifton Park Eagles. The 12-Unders also lost to the Binghamton Blizzard 3-0 and the Niagara Junior Purple Eagles 7-0. The Purple Eagles fell to the Ancaster (Ont.) Avalanche 4-3 in the finals.
In other championship games, the Amherst Knights 14-Unders blanked the Buffalo Regals 4-0 and the Nepean Wildcats 16-Unders were 5-2 winne