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Shawnee wins JVA Championship with goal in OT

By Mike Costantino, 03/08/20, 11:30PM EDT

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Fonseca scored just fifty seconds in overtime and the celebration began

Nicholas Fonseca had a hat trick, including the game winner in overtime as Shawnee defeated Washington Township 4-3 and capture the JVA Championship. The teams traded goals in the first period with Fonseca scoring in the opening minute and Niko Durnan getting the first of his two on the night to tie the game at 1-1 in the final two minutes of the period. Goals by Fonseca and Scott Minshall twenty-one seconds apart early in the second period gave Shawnee a 3-1 lead. Matthew Holdofsky with bring Township to within 3-2 late in the period. 

The third period saw Township with numerous opportunities, including five power play chances. It was not until the final two seconds that Durnan would get the equalizer and send the game into overtime. Shawnee wasted little time as Fonseca scored just fifty seconds in and the celebration began. Congratulations to the Renegades.