The Erie Kats defeated Williston State College 2-1 in the NJCAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship game held at the SUNY Broome Ice Center Sunday afternoon. The Tetons got on the board first at the 11:51 mark in the first period when Chris West found the back of the net courtesy of a Wade Weisgerber assist. Erie scored the final two goals, one in each of the remaining periods.
The first Kats goal came from Tyler Riter in the 4th minute of the second period assisted by Brad Jones and Aaron Wanat. Tournament MVP Trevor Evans got the game-winning goal at the 4:20 mark in the third period assisted by Riter and Rick Procknal. Kats goalie Will Korczynski had 36 stops in the winning effort while the Tetons goalie Tanner Swift stopped 28 shots.