On the opening night of the BCHSHA Playoffs, the Vestal Golden Bears pushed the Chenango Forks Blue Devils into the loser bracket to the tune of a 10-2 contest. Ryan Reese scored four times and added an assist for Vestal while Nick Barney tallied one goal and six assists. Matt Benko also registered five points (two goals and 3 assists).
Vestal will play Sunday at 6:45 against the winner of Friday's U-E/CV game. The loser of that game will then face Chenango Forks in an elimination game on Sunday at 3:15.