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West Genny hockey blanks Watertown IHC

Weather again factored into the local ice hockey schedule, as West Genesee's key Division I showdown with Corcoran, set for last Friday at Shove Park, got pushed back to Monday night. Solvay also saw its game with Cortland-Homer postponed.

However, the Wildcats did get on the ice Saturday night, making up its snowed-out Dec. 8 affair with Watertown IHC and, in front of the home fans in Camillus, blitzing the Cavaliers early in an 8-0 shutout.

Before IHC could settle down, WG had sprinted out to a 3-0 first-period. But it didn't stop there as the Wildcats added four more goals in the second period to end all doubt.

Nick Holzhauer scored twice and added two assists to lead WG's attack. Josh Duquette also had two goals, with Erik Kurz, Ryan LaVallee, Jimmy Sauda and Travis Wager taking turns finding the net by the time it was done.

Four different players - Wager, Matt Schattner, Shawn Lynch and John Sabert - joined Holzhauer earning two assists apiece. Kurz, Rob Michel and R.J. Tinklepaugh each had one assist. WG's defense, as a whole, was superb, holding IHC to a mere seven shots.

Aside from making up the Corcoran game, WG (7-0-1 league, 10-2-2 overall) also would host Fayetteville-Manlius Tuesday before going to Lysander Arena for its only regular-season encounter with long-time rival Baldwinsville on Friday night.

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