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Bishop McCort and Westmont Victorious in Day Four of the LMHL Playoffs

written by: David Nicoletti

LMHL Playoffs are back in action for day number four at 1ST SUMMIT ARENA, as tonight we would have two games on the schedule.

First up, we would have the number two ranked Westmont Hilltop Hilltoppers, taking on the number three ranked Hollidaysburg Golden Tigers for a 5:50pm puck drop.

In the first period, we see both teams empty on the scoresheet with the shots on goal being 12-4 for the Hilltoppers.

Westmont would get the scoring started midway through the second period, scoring four-unanswered goals to make it a 4-0 Westmont game after 34 minutes. Goals would be scored by Colin Gorman, Gavin Hockenberry (2), and Nick Rozich. Assists would be awarded to Rozich, Aiden Rice, Sam Snider, and Kyle Repolgle. Shots on goal after two would be 26-9 for Westmont.

Hollidaysburg’s Julian Drass would give the Golden Tigers their first goal early in the third, making it a 4-1 game with lots of time remaining. The lone assist would go to Andrew Duey.

However, it wouldn’t be enough for Hollidaysburg, as the score would remain the same and Westmont would take home the win. The final shots on goal were 34-17 for the Hilltoppers.

Our final game of the night would consist of the number one ranked Bishop McCort Crushers, taking on the number four ranked Forest Hills Rangers.

Both sides during the first 17 minutes would get a goal to make it 1-1 with the shots on goal totaling 20-8 for McCort. Demain Tychenko would get the goal for McCort with the assists going to Adis Ultanbekov and Lukas Cascino. Forest Hills’ Tanner Kalmair would get the goal on the power-play following a Ultanbekov tripping call. Assists would go to Joel Morrison and Nolan Cabala.

Tychenko would break the tie, and complete his hat-trick for McCort, making it a 3-1 game early in the second as 34 minutes would pass. Ultanbekov, Bryce Bair, and Maverick Baker would get the assists from the Crushers' goals. Shots on goals after two were 39-15 for McCort.

Tychenko, Benjamin Berkebile, and Ultanbekov would all add goals for McCort in the final set of seventeen. Bishop McCort would walk away with the 6-1 win over Forest Hills, as well as the shots on goal count, as it was 52-18.

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