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Raiders Clinch State Berth

Raiders Sweep Olean To Advance To Super Sunday

Jamestown’s Jack Brinkley just missed a tap-in behind the Olean goaltender. P-J photo by Matt Spielman

The Jamestown Raiders beat Olean, 8-0, on Friday night at Northwest Arena to clinch a two-game sweep of the Eagles in Western New York High School Club Hockey League playoff action.

The first-round victory does two things for the Raiders: first in secures them a spot in the New York State High School Club Hockey Varsity state playoffs, which will be hosted by Jamestown at Northwest Arena on Feb. 28-29; also Jamestown will play in “Super Sunday,” on Monday, Feb. 24 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo.

On Friday, Lucian Talbett had a natural hat trick for the Raiders in the second period, scoring unassisted at 11:49 and 7:47 before tallying from Cooper Spielman at 4:05.

Brendan Hirliman opened the scoring at 16:15 of the second period from Jack Brinkley and Evan Christensen closed the second-period scoring from Alex MacCallum with less than four minutes to play.

Jamestown added three more in the third period as Jed Hirliman scored from Declan Brown; Jed Hirliman tallied from Cooper Bergman; and Josh Brown scored unassisted.

The Raiders’ Tristan Spillane looks to take a shot. P-J photo by Matt Spielman

That was plenty of support for Jackson Roth, who earned the shutout in net.

The Raiders took a 1-0 series lead on Thursday night in Olean with a 6-0 victory.

Luke Tota opened the scoring from Tristan Spillane and Michael Gerace. Devin Wolfe made it 2-0 from Spielman and Chase Jones before Brinkley made it 3-0 from Jackob Guimond and MacCallum.

In the second period, Gerace scored from Bergman and Wolfe scored from Brown.

Spillane closed the scoring in the third period from Bergman.

Jamestown’s Evan Christensen skates in on a breakaway in front of an Olean defender during Friday’s WNYHSCHL playoff game at Northwest Arena. P-J photo by Matt Spielman

Jack Yost earned the shutout in goal.

The Raiders’ Cooper Spielman (63) and Lucian Talbett celebrate one of Talbett’s three goals. P-J photo by Matt Spielman

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