continued Audrey Gleason's brother, Dave Przybylak, was present, and spoke to the crowd during pre-game ceremonies. He carried a message from Kelly and Dennis Gleason, saying that both of them were touched and humbled by the way the community has rallied around them.
Przybylak also offered an update on their conditions. Kelly Gleason is still hospitalized at Erie County Medical Center, but her father is out of the hospital, still recuperating and staying with his sister and brother-in-law in Marilla, east of Buffalo. Dennis Gleason, said Przybylak, visits his daughter every day to see how she is doing.
All of this made the game's result rather trivial, but it was still a tight, well-played game. Ben Owens scored early in the second period to put Clinton up 1-0, but Liverpool's Kody Gaulke answered on the power play with a wrist shot that found the net at the 11:22 mark.
Neither team would score again, with Liverpool's eighth-grade goaltender, Steven Kozikoski, making a series of point-blank stops late in regulation, and again in the waning seconds of overtime. to preserve the tie. Kozikoski finished with 31 saves as Liverpool improved to 1-1-1 on the season.