J-D boys rout Massena, Vestal in regionals

Red Rams to take on Hamburg in state semifinals

All told, Feiner had eight goals, giving him 88 for the season, and Evans piled up nine assists to go with his lone tally. For the season, Evans has 90 assists, plus 78 goals.

A running clock in the third quarter sped things along, J-D expanding its lead to 15-2 before Vestal made a late, futile run against the Rams’ reserves. Lucas Johnson, Griffin Johnson, Ryan Mckee, Lucas Phillips, Scott Firman and Mike Perkins each had one goal as Joe Shapiro finished with 14 saves.

When J-D ventured north to Potsdam High School for last Wednesday’s regional opener against Massena, it fully expected to dominate – and it did, smashing the Red Raiders in the first half and prevailing by a score of 22-2.

Claiming every face-off in the first quarter, the Rams never let Massena have the ball and scored at will, gaining a 9-0 edge. Even though the Red Raiders got on the board during a lopsided second quarter, it got lost in another J-D flurry (it had five goals in one 64-second stretch) as the margin grew to 19-1.

In just one half, Feiner picked up eight goals, plus an assist. Evans chimed in with four goals and five assists. Both would be on the bench in the second half as the clock ran continually and reserves played the rest of the way.

Griffin Johnson still found time to get three goals and one assist, while Justin Diamond scored twice. Firman, Conal Brady, Jason Alweis and Kevin Alkins scored, too, with Perkins, Edwards and Ryan Durkin picking up assists.

With regional play behind them, J-D now focused on Wednesday’s state semifinal at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, near Rochester, where it will face Section VI champion Hamburg. The winner of that game returns to Fisher Saturday for the state final against Niskayuna (the only team to beat J-D this season) or Garden City.

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