Orange line leads Shaker/Colonie to finals

"He did a great job on that (goal)," said Hudak. "He had Corey (Brustle) on the back door, and he led a (Guilderland) defenseman by keeping his eyes on Corey the whole way."

"We had a couple of players get trapped along the wall and he walked into space," said DeRubertis.

Guilderland (11-11-1) thought it had gained some momentum when Dickinson slammed home a rebound off Collin Burg's original shot in the final second of the first period, but Brustle's second goal of the game 5:31 into the second period and Lanne's strong play in goal ended any hopes of a Dutchmen comeback.

"It looked good for us getting that goal with one second left in the first period to get us back in the game, but they played great defense the rest of the game," said DeRubertis.

Alsante kept Guilderland within striking distance with several nice saves including one on a breakaway by Brustle in the third period. Alsante finished with 20 saves on 23 shots.

"He's coming around," said DeRubertis of his sophomore netminder. "He stayed calm, and I don't really fault him for any of the goals he gave up tonight."

Shaker/Colonie now looks ahead to trying to lock down its second Sectional title in the program's history Thursday. The Jets won the 2002 title and lost to Shenendehowa in the 2006 finals.

"Last year, we were second to last (in the Capital District High School Hockey League). This year, to finish first in the regular season and get to the finals we still have to finish the job, but it's great to get there," said Hudak.""

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