By Janet Schultz; Photo from Darcie Duerr Seider
NYS Champions Named
The Girls’s New York State Championships for travel hockey are complete. The 16U Adirondack Northstars, 19U Buffalo Bisons and 14U Rome Grizzlies have taken home the hardware and will be off to the Nationals later this month.
At the 14U Tier II level the Rome Grizzlies beat Mamaroneck Tigers 5-1 in the finals with Gretchen Grimms getting the GWG at 8:18 of the third period.
It was Jillian Willis with the game-winner in the 5-2 Adirondack Northstars win over the CNY Bobcats. Willis to the goal at 10:33 of the second period.
Finally at 19U it was the Buffalo Bisons with a 2-1 victory but a close call as MacKenzie Day scored the game-winner at 3:59 of the third period.
Looking over the weekends stats there were some interesting notes that are fun to share.
In the Tier II 16U semi-finals CNY Bobcats were up 6-1 after the first period. However, they didn’t have a goal in the second or third giving Amherst a chance, which they took. The two Sydney’s, Radecki and Spear each scored a goal, Radecki managed one in the first, Spear a goal in the second and then they both scored in the third and took the game to a 6-4 win for CNY.
In the Tier II 16U semi-final with Adirondack vs Malone Bayley Duffy had a hat trick scoring 3 of the 4 goals to beat Malone 4-3 in overtime. Malone opened the scoring with 2 goals in the first period and none for ADK., ADK came back in the second with each team having a single goal and then ADK tied it up i the third taking it into overtime. Duffy scored the OT goal at 48 seconds.
Perhaps the most exciting game of the weekend was the Buffalo Bisons taking on the Canton Pee Wees in the semi-finals. It must have been a nail-biting experience for the fans. Canton opened the scoring with a 2-0 lead in the first period. Canton added a second in the second, but the Bisons also scored 2 and its 3-2 going into the third. The Bison’s Becky Holmes scores at 10:08 of the third and the game ends tied. It’s a 0-0 overtime and then they went to the shoot-out. Kendall Kalinowski and Olivia Wade both score for the Bisons and Elizabeth Timby makes all 4 saves on Canton and the Bisons win to move to the finals.
Taking a look at the score sheets we had some interesting notes>
Adirondack’s Jillian Willis had 7 goals in the 13-2 win over Rome.
Amherst’s Sydney Radecki had a hat trick in the 8-2 win over Mamaroneck and a hat trick plus one in the win over Rome.
Mamaroneck’s Parker Caldara had 5 of 7 goals in a 7-4 victory over the Tompkins Shooting Stars.
Adirondack’s Brigid Duffy had a hatrick in an 8-0 victory over Mamaroneck.
Anabella Fanale of the Rochester Junior Americans had 7 of the 8 goals in a 8-0 win over Valley Eagles.
Gretchen Grimm of Rome had a hat trick in a 9-0 victory over the Hamburg Hawks.
In an 8-2 Canton Pee Wee victory over Adirondack, Ella Mousaw had a hat trick and Lillian Willis scored to goals for the win.
Kiersten Smith of the Buffalo Bisons scored all three goals in a 3-0 victory over the Rochester Junior Americans.
Kelsey Fuller had 4 of 9 goals in a Canton win over Rome.
MacKenzie Day had a hat trick in the 8-0 Bisons victory over Troy-Albany and Adirondack’s Lillian Willis had a hat trick in a 5-3 win over the Hamburg Hawks.
Top scorers overall were Jillian Willis (Adirondack Northstars) with 11 goals and 7 assists for 18 points. Having 13 points each were Sydney Radecki (Amherst 10/3); Bayley Duffy (Adirondack 8/5); Kelsey Fuller (Rome 7/6) and Meghan Crawley (Rome 5/8).
Casey Clausen had three shut-outs in her 240 minutes of play for Rome. Melissa MacLeod of Amherst Knights had two shut-outs in her 135 minutes of play and Avery Marcil from the Canton Pee Weeks also had two shut-outs in her 134 minutes of play.
(Editor’s Note: Due to some Covid Protocol we were unable to attend the games in person; we were there in spirit and also keeping an eye on the scoreboard posted by NYSAHA and through your wonderful photos and update on Facebook.)