FREDONIA - Behind the goaltending of tournament most valuable player Aiden Gibbons, the Jamestown Lakers hung on for a 3-2 win over the Northern Chautauqua County Youth Hockey Association Steelers in the Squirt Division championship game of the 28th annual NCCYHA Invitational Hockey Tournament.
After falling behind, 1-0, early in the first period, the Lakers struck for three straight goals, from William Turner, Trenton Shutters and Chase Jones, to take a 3-1 lead. Assists went to Zechariah Padd, Turner and Callum Smith.
Ethan Brunner and Alex Rush scored for the Steelers with an assist from Nick Frazier.
Jack Brinkley of the Lakers gets ready to shoot as Fredonia’s Gabe Schrader closes in during Sunday afternoon’s Squirt Division championship game against the Fredonia Steelers at the Northern Chautauqua County Youth Hockey Association Tournament. See additional photos at cu.post-journal.com.
P-J photo by Scott Reagle