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Will North, Will East both skate to state final

A report from correspondent A.J. O'Hagan from the state hockey final four in Utica:

Williamsville North defeats Suffern, 3-2. Adam Hepp scored the game winner.

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Williamsville East defeats Pelham 3-2 in double overtime in the Division II (small school) semifinals. Cole Weppner scores the game winner 2:34 into the period.

East outshoots Pelham 25-24.

There was a thirty minute delay during the first overtime due to broken glass.

Each team scored on the power play in the second period, which ended 2-2. Matt Notaro, assisted by Cole Weppner, put East up 2-1 6:56 into the second. Pelham answered when Graham Lambdin capitalized on the powerplay assisted by Colin Reilly at 9:07.

The game was tied at 1-1 after the first period. Will Cullen scored for Pelham 4:55 into the first assisted by Tristan Weeks. Williamsville East tied it up 14:05 into the game on a goal scored by Matt Territo assited by Austin Bianchi.

Will East will play Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Will North plays this evening in the Division I semifinals.

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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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