Leading off today:
Trailing state-ranked Auburn by three goals with under six minutes to play, Cazenovia pulled off a stunning rally
for a 5-4 boys hockey victory Friday at Casey Park Rink.
Coming off a 7-0 loss to 12th-ranked New Hartford, Cazenovia fell behind 4-1 against the Maroons, ranked sixth in Division 2 by the New York State Sportswriters Association.
Jake Lewis started the rally with 5:28 left on a shot from the point, and Nate Morgan knocked in a rebound less than a minute later to make it a one-goal game.
Cazenovia tied the game when Brenden Whalen converted a chance with 2:31 left. Morgan then tipped in the game-winner 21 seconds later to cap a furious 3:18 span.
More Division 2 hockey: Unranked Batavia Notre Dame reached 7-0 for the season with a 3-1 victory at eighth-ranked Lake Placid.
Henrik Toiviainen scored three minutes into the game for the Fighting Irish. After Lake Placid tied, Ryan Webster scored with 2:50 to go in the second period and Reid Racemacker connected less than a minute later. Ethan Conrad made 22 saves for Notre Dame.
Notre Dame has outscored the opposition 55-9 this season while tying the school record for the best start to a season.
The Journal News reported this week that boarding and roughing majors are on the rise in high school hockey as the sport cracks down on needless contact
An explanation from Larry Scapperotti, rules interpreter for Section 1:
"The NFHS has decided that injury potential plays would now become the point of emphasis for officials and players to eliminate form the sport. Guidelines for boarding and checking from behind were changed two years ago and there are only two options for officials, it's either a major penalty or a major and disqualification. Checking from behind into the boards or goal frame are considered flagrant and will be subject to the DQ. Boarding is a play where a player is thrown, pushed or checked violently into the boards with limited ways to protect himself.
Remember this name: Freshman Aubrey Griffin scored 45 points through three quarters and 51 in the game as Ossining defeated Arlington 94-58 in girls basketball action.
Shadeen Samuels added 21 points, seven assists and seven steals for the Pride.