Tri County icers upended in playoff semis

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 29 February 2020 at 8:48 pm

Avenging a pair of regular season losses, Perinton Jasie upended top seeded Tri County Yellow 5-3 today in the semifinals of the Empire Amateur Hockey League Midget Division playoffs at Webster.

Zack Geitner scored for Tri County in the first period to knot the contest at 1-1.

Perinton took a 3-1 lead in the second period but Tri County came battling back in the final period.

James Hapeman scored to cut the deficit to 3-2 and then Patrick Ricker tallied with five minutes remaining to pull Tri Conty even at 3-3.

However, Perinton answered with what proved to be the game winning goal a minute later and tacked on an empty net goal in the final seconds.

Perinton Jasie will next face Perinton Stantz, a 3-2 winner offer Batavia, in the championship game on Sunday.

Tri County, which is now 23-3-2, will next host the David Bigelow Memorial Tournament next weekend at Brockport where the tournament field will also include Corning, west Seneca and Tri County Green.