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Live from the Federation Hockey Large School final

We're here at HSBC Arena for the Fed Large School playoff final, which will start about 1:15 minutes later than planned. We'll give you updates of Williamsville North vs. Frontier as we go. Got to file for first edition.

First period

9:15 p.m.: Puck is dropped

10:24 left: David Powers scores to get the Spartans fans a reason to cheer. Will North leads, 1-0.

5:05 left: Nick DeSimone drives to the net and one-touches a pass from Adam Hepp into the top corner. Will North leads, 2-0.

End of first: Will North has 2-0 lead and with a goalie in Parker Gahagen who holds the state record for career shutouts (16) between the pipes, that could be all the Spartans need but Southtowns schools have a knack for being scrappy. Nice, briskly played period. We writers on deadline love that.

Second period

9:49 p.m.: The puck is dropped.

10:16 left: Jake Rosen scores off give-and-go play for another North goal. North is pretty much in control here, buzzing around Frontier zone. Will North leads, 3-0.

8:33: Scott Sims scores off a rush down right wing, cuts across the front of net and beats the helpless Frontier netminder. Will North leads, 4-0.

End of 2nd: North leads 4-0.

Third period

10:27 p.m.: The puck has been dropped.

10:06 left: Jeff McAndrews denied in tight to prevent North from adding to its lead.

8:42: Sims scores unassisted for his second of the game. North leads, 5-0.

2:16: Jon Haynes scores on the power play to make it a six-pack of goals. North leads, 6-0.

End of third: It's over. North wins its second straight title.

---Miguel Rodriguez

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Keith McShea

Keith McShea

Keith McShea has covered high school sports at The News since his hiring in 1999. The 1995 University at Buffalo graduate and Long Island native (North Babylon Bulldogs) covers — and live blogs — everything from scrimmages to state championships & helps head The News' All-Western New York selections.

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