BUFFALO - Behind the tremendous goaltending of Evan Jordan, the Jamestown Lakers won the New York State 18-and-under championship over the weekend to win the organization's first title since 2005.
Jordan had two shutouts and gave up just one goal in three other games for a goals-against average of 0.8 as the Lakers defeated the Louisville Lightning, 4-1, to take the crown on Sunday.
Andrew Farnham began the scoring at 13:04 of the first period from Alex Carlson and Billy Krywy. The Lightning tied the game at 1-1 and that was only time in the tourney that the Lakers were even tied.
The Jamestown Lakers claimed the New York State 18-and-under hockey championship last week. In front, from left, are Ben Richard and Evan Jordan. In the second row, from the left, are Gibson Stuart, Jacob Andriaccio, Justin Andriaccio, Curtis Carlson, Dylan Ferrara, Anthony Tomassi and RJ Keith. In the third row, from the left, are head, are head coach Randy Stuart, Dylan Bergman, Collin Abbott, Billy Krywy, Andrew Farnham, Evan Pecora, ?Thomas Gerace, and assistant coaches Jim Bergman and Bud Tomassi. In the back row, from the left, are Tyler Bell, Alexander Carlson and Rick Hasselman.
Justin Andriaccio stole the puck and scored the go-ahead goal while the Lakers were down five-on-three. Andriaccio tallied again in the third period at 11:35 to make it 3-1 and Collin Abbott tallied an empty-net goal from Rick Hasselman.
In the semifinals, the Lakers took care of Valley, 5-1, with Alex Carlson scoring twice.
Anthony Tomassi began the scoring from Alex Carlson, and Dylan Bergman recorded a goal from Evan Pecora. Alex Carlson tallied the next two goals, the first from Andriaccio and the second from Farmham.
Curtis Carlson delivered the fifth goal from Andriaccio and Alex Carlson.
On Saturday, the Lakers stopped Geneva, 3-1, with Krywy, Abbott and Tomassi having the goals.
Krywy began the scoring by tallying short-handed from Farnham. Abbott tallied from Hasselman, and Tomassi from Alex Carlson rounded out the scoring.
Also on Saturday, the Lakers blanked Great Neck, 4-0.
Farnham began the scoring from Andriaccio and Krywy on a power play. Pecora tallied from Alex Carlson and Andriaccio, followed by Gibson Stuart from Thomas Gerace and Bergman on a power play again, and Farnham from Alex Carlson.
The Lakers began the tournament by taking care of Fulton, 4-1, on Friday.
Abbott opened up the scoring from Tomassi and Andriaccio.
Gerace recorded the second goal from Farnham with the next goal by Farnham unassisted. Bergman scored from Krywy and Alex Carlson.
The Lakers were coached by Randy Stuart, Jim Bergman and Henry Tomassi, and managed by Ted Farmham.