BY RANDY SCHULTZ
BUFFALO NY – Kyrsten Stone is only a 10th grader playing girls high school hockey. She is also one of the smaller players on the Massena High School girl’s team.
But on Saturday afternoon she stood tall in the nets for Massena as she led her team to victory over Kenmore, 3-0, and winning their first New York State Girls High School Ice Hockey Championship.
In six period of hockey during the two-day championship series, Stone gave up only one goal, that coming in Massena’s first game of the series against Beekmantown.
Massena opened the scoring in the first period. Amber Thomas scored at the 1:28 mark giving Massena an early 1-0 lead. Molly O’Connell assisted on the goal.
Following a scoreless second period, Massena increased their lead, 2-0, in the third period on a goal by Amber Thomas. Bailey Dillabough assisted on the goal.
Massena rounded out the scoring late in the period on an empty net goal by K.C. Herne.