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West Genesee forward Shawn Lynch (3) thought he had beat Suffern goalie Tyler Stark in the shoot-out that decided last Saturday’s state Division I semifinal. Officials ruled that Lynch had hit the crossbar, and the Wildcats lost to the Mounties after a quadruple-overtime, 2-2 draw.

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West Genny beaten by Suffern in state semifinal shootout

Wildcats, Mounties go four OTs after 2-2 regulation tie

Three long hours after it started, West Genesee's ice hockey team trudged off the ice of Utica Memorial Auditorium, its dream of a fourth state Division I championship denied in the most painful of manners. The Wildcats and Suffern endured 45 minutes of regulation and four overtime periods in Saturday's state Division I semifinal, not resolving anything until a shoot-out, when the Mounties converted twice to finally prevail.


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