Albion booters bow in Class B1 final

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 29 October 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Albion’s Connor McQuillan (8) tries to get the ball away from East Aurora’s Sean Conroy (20) during the Purple Eagles loss to the Blue Devils this evening in the B1 championship game at Hamburg. Albion’s Jacob Squicciarini moves in on the play.

Exploding for four quick goals in the first 14 minutes, top seeded East Aurora went on to defeat No. 10 Albion 6-0 this evening in the Section VI Class B1 championship game at Hamburg.

East Aurora wasted little time in taking the lead as Harrison Fay scored just 2:35 in.

The Blue Devils then quickly broke the game wide open as Noah Thomson tallied at 8:11, Eric Roetzer at 12:13 and Bryce Schiltz at 14:12 to make it 4-0.

East Aurora upped the advantage to 5-0 by halftime.

Devin Gaylord and Morgan Seielstad shared the goaltending duties for Albion.

The Purple Eagles advanced to their first ever sectional championship game by defeating No. 7 Burgard 7-0 in the opening round, No. 2 Bennett 2-1 in overtime in the quarterfinals and No. 2 Medina/Lyndonville 1-0 in double overtime in the semifinals.

East Aurora will now face Class B2 champion Wilson for the Section VI Class B berth in the state playoffs.

Wilson nipped Falconer/Cassadaga Valley 1-0 in overtime to claim the B2 title as Cesar Carlin scored seven minutes into the first overtime period off an assist from Zach Sarratori.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Albion’s Daniel Beam (21) battles with East Aurora’s Max Kilijanski (17) for control of the ball.