RFA falls short against West Genny again


UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - For the third straight season, the RFA hockey team fell short in the Section III Division I Final against West Genesee, losing 3-2 Saturday at the Utica Memorial Auditorium.  The Black Knights came back from a 3-0 deficit to pull within one wirh just over three and a half minutes to play, but couldn't come up with the tying goal.  For the Wildcats, it's their sixth straight section title overall.

West Genny broke a scoreless tie with 1:14 to go until the first intermission, as Robbie Michel blasted a long shot in for a power play goal.

The Wildcats then got two more in the second period, first on a shorthanded breakaway goal by Ryan McDonald, then second on a rebounder by Derek Farrell about midway through the period.

But the Black Knights got back in it with 4:19 to go until the second intermission, thanks to a power play goal by Justin Hussey.

RFA clawed their way back in it late, as Tyler Nicolaus scored off a faceoff win by Drew DeBlasiis with 3:36 to go.

But with less than a minute to go, the Black Knights drew two penalties, putting them down two players in the closing moments.

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