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Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex Announces LED Lighting Initiative

ROCHESTER, NY — Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex, the area’s largest driver of sports-related economic impact, will take a major step toward energy sustainability with a full overhaul of their lighting system. They will be installing state of the art intelligent lighting systems produced by Noribachi and Encelium. In partnership with Jacomb Lighting (Pittsford, NY), installation […]

GLGHL 2016 Gallagher Cup

Congratulations to the Niagara Junior Purple Eagles 12U team, Amherst Girls coached by Hopkins and the Tonawanda Lightning on their wins at the 2016 Great Lakes Girls Hockey League Gallagher Cup. The NJPE beat Depew in the Red Division 3-2 in Overtime. Amherst took the Gold Division after beating Batavia 4-2 and the Lightning beat […]

WNY Midget

The West Section AAA Midget Sectionals will be played Friday, November 6 for the 16U teams and Saturday, November 7 for the 18U. Please note that the 16 U games will be played on the Feature Rink at the Northtown Center, Amherst and the 18 U games will be played on the Olympic Rink.   Games […]

Nine RIT Men’s Hockey Players Named to Atlantic Hockey All-Academic Team

ROCHESTER, NY — Nine RIT men’s hockey players earned 2014-15 Atlantic Hockey Conference All-Academic team honors on Tuesday, June 30. Out of the nine players selected, five are repeat honorees, including Brad Reid (Delta, British Columbia/Coquitlam Express), who was honored for the fourth time. Alexander Kuqali (Pittsburgh, PA/Sioux City Musketeers) was named a 2014-15 Atlantic […]

Canisius Sophomore Earns Atlantic Hockey Scholar Athlete of the Year

Sophomore defender Geoff Fortman (Crystal Lake, Ill.) of the Canisius College hockey team earned Atlantic Hockey Scholar Athlete of the Year accolades, announced by the conference on Monday. In addition, 22 Griffs (of a possible 24 student-athletes on the roster) collected Atlantic Hockey All-Academic Team honors. Fortman posted a perfect 4.0 grade point average to […]

Rochester’s Nick Nickson 2015 Foster Hewitt Memorial Award Winner

TORONTO – Scott Burnside, President of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association, and Chuck Kaiton, President of the NHL Broadcasters’ Association, announced today that NICK NICKSON will receive the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for outstanding contributions as a hockey broadcaster. Now entering his 35th season as the radio “Voice-of-the-Kings”, Nick Nickson calls the action of every […]

Binnington Named CoSIDA/Capital One D1 At-Large All-American

ROCHESTER, NY – For the third straight season, senior goaltender Ali Binnington (Oakville, Ontario/Mississauga Chiefs) of the RIT women’s hockey team was named a 2015 CoSIDA/Capital One Division I At Large Academic All-American on Thursday, June 11, earning first team honors. She is the first RIT athlete to receive this prestigious honor three years in […]

Lockport Express Defenseman Burford Makes College Commitment

The Lockport Express, proud members of the NA3EHL, are pleased to announce that defenseman Jacob Burford has committed to play college hockey at Rochester College. Rochester is a member of the ACHA Division I. Burford, 19, completed his first season of playing in the NA3EHL for Lockport and had a solid season. The native of […]

RIT Men’s Hockey Head Coach Signs Seven-Year Contract Extension

ROCHESTER, NY – Head Coach Wayne Wilson of the RIT men’s hockey team, signed a seven-year contract extension, announced by Lou Spiotti, Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, on Thursday, June 4. Wilson’s contract will run through the 2022 season. In 16 seasons as head coach at RIT, Wilson has an overall record of 302-180-54. In […]

Sabres Hire Dan Bylsma as Head Coach

BUFFALO, N.Y. (May 28, 2015) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced that Dan Bylsma has been hired as the 17th head coach in franchise history. With 479 total games coached during six NHL seasons, Bylsma becomes the most experienced head coach to join the Sabres since the team hired Scotty Bowman in 1979. Bylsma comes […]

RIT Women’s Hockey Head Coach McDonald Signs Five-Year Extension

ROCHESTER, NY – Head Coach Scott McDonald of the RIT women’s hockey team, signed a five-year contract extension, announced Lou Spiotti, Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, on Thursday, May 28. McDonald’s contract will run through the 2020 season. In nine seasons as head coach at RIT, McDonald has an overall record of 186-72-23, including the […]

Host Families And Billet Coordinator Needed

The Rochester Junior Americans are seeking host families to billet junior hockey players or the 2015-2016 season. The season will begin August 24th and run until approximately March 1st. There is a holiday break for two weeks in December in which players return home. Players also return home for Thanksgiving. Host families are responsible for […]

RIT Women’s Hockey Honored By NCAA For Excellent Academic Progress

ROCHESTER, NY – For the first time since moving to the Division I level, the RIT women’s hockey team has been honored by the NCAA for its excellent Academic Progress Rate (APR), as it received a Public Recognition Award on Thursday, May 21. The Tigers are one of just seven Division I women’s hockey programs […]

Fredonia Men’s Hockey Picks Captain and Three Assistants For’15-’16

FREDONIA, N.Y. — Ryan Wilkinson (Calgary, Alberta / St. Albert Catholic) has been selected captain of the 2015-16 Fredonia Blue Devil men’s hockey team. A defenseman, Wilkinson has appeared in 71 games for the Blue Devils over three seasons — most among returning players. “It is a huge honor to be named captain … and […]