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GIRLS VARSITY HOCKEY WEEK ONE IN THE RECORD BOOKS

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By Janet Schultz, NYHOL

The 2021-2022 season is well underway! Thankfully all teams in New York State are up and running with few problems relative to the national “situation.”

NYHOL has reached out to all teams in the State to garner their game information, stats and special events so we can continue sharing with each other and help provide girls with a chance to play for their school at the Varsity level.

Kelsey Fuller playing for Clinton in the NYS Championships in 2020 (Janet Schultz Photo©0

Massena opened their season against the Lady Islanders and came away with a 3-2 win. After a scoreless first period Massena’s Sophie Prentice scored the first goal of the season early in the second, assisted by Brooke Terry.  The Lady Islanders answered that when Jalynn Castra scored an unassisted goal late in the second to tie the game, ending the first period.

The third period brought a little more action with Castra broke the tie at 7:24, assisted by Karenhatironhtha Johnson. Massena tied it all up with a goal by Harper Oakes, assisted by Johnson. At the 10 second mark Prentice scored an unassisted goal to win the game. 

Massena goaltender MacKenzie Garrow stopped 15 of 17 Shots on goal and the Lady Islanders Goalie Addison Swenson faced 12 shots, stopping 9.

Massena faced-off against Beekmantown and came away with a sound 11-2 victory. Not only did Brooke Terry have a hattrick, she had two in the same game. She scored two goals in the first period, along with an assist on the second goal taking the game to a 3-1 score at the end of the first. In the second Terry had three more goals including two unassisted, as was the first goal in the first period. In the third period she had an unassisted goal. Other scorers for Massena included Johnson in the first; Prentice and Jola-Lynn Jabaut in the second and Audrey Harlbut and Isabela Drake in the third.

Scoring for Beekmantown were Lily Pratt, assisted by Michaela Bresnahan and Janna Ruest and an unassisted goal by Bresnahan.

There were no SOG logged for the Massena vs Beekmantown game. In goal were Beekmantown’s Kennedy Ritter and for Massena, MacKenzie Garrow.

Over in Central New York it was Clinton, the reigning New York State Champions, with a 5-0 shutout over Oswego. Clinton’s Drew Kopek had 2 goals, as did Hailey Kwiatkowski and Gretchen Grimm scored one. Assists came from Kelsey Fuller, Alexa Thompson, Mia Eisenhut, Leoia Johnson, Payton Cronk, Lauren Rey and Kate Elbrecht.

Goalie Casey Clausen made 15 saves. Oswego’s Nyah Dawson made 24/29 saves, 18 in the first two periods.

Rylee Garrow playing for Salmon River in 2020 (Photo by Janet Schultz©)

In Section X it was Oswego 6-1 over Alexandria Bay; Skaneateles 7-0 over Williamsville; Plattsburgh 4- 3 in OT over Clinton; Skaneatles 13, Beekmantown 0; Clinton 11, Beekmantown 0, Skaneateles 7, Pattsburgh 3; and Potsdam 6, Saranac-Lake Placid 1 in non-league games last week.

Salmon River has merged with Malone for this season.

This past week there were three more non-league games with Malone, Massena and Skaneateles taking wins over Plattsburgh, Alexandria Bay and Ithaca, respectively.

Opening their regular season, Malone came away with a 1-1 overtime tie with Potsdam. Massena beat Beekmantown 11-2 (see above story); Clinton 8, Canton 3.

In WNYGVIH action, Niagara County Lady Warriors opened up at home against Monsignor Martin and won with a 3-0 shutout. Madison Mallone scored the unassisted in the second period.  Carissa Buyea Mariela Mulready had the 15 save shutout. Monsignor Martin’s Sophia Will stopped 21 of 22 SOG.

The newest team on the WNYGVIH roster is St. Mary’s Academy of Lancaster. They faced off against Kenmore/Grand Island with KGI coming away with a 3-0 win. Isabella Jayme scored the first goal in the first period, assisted by Izzy Bourgeault; the second goal came in the second period by Bourgeault, assisted by Alexa Denny and Savannah Samplinkski. KGI secured the win with a goal in the third by Carissa Buyea, assisted by Emilianna Cassillo.  

Goaltender Carolyn Bourgeault had the win for KGI.

In a third game on that night Hamburg/Eden/West Seneca (HEWS) beat Clarence/Amherst/Sweet Home (CASH) 5-4 in overtime. HEWS scored the winning goal 12 seconds into OT.

Next up was former NYS Champions facing off against each other. Frontier/Orchard Park/Lakeshore (FLOP) lost to Williamsville 3-1. 

Scoring for Williamsville were Allison Besancon with two goals; Vanessa Willick, 1 goal; Sophia Deprima , Victoria Burget, Aizah-Roze Thompson with assists. In goal Katherine Kelley stopped 24/25 SOG.

For FLOP is was a powerplay goal by Kathleen Doughtery, assisted by Mya Dalton in the second period. Kerrigan McCarthy stopped 26/29 shots.

CASH took on KGI and came out with a 2-1 victory with both goals coming off the stick of Allison Green, the first assisted by Dylaney Dee. In goal for CASH was Melissa MacLeod with 25/26 saves.

For KGI is was Isabella Jayme with the goal, assisted by Madison Flory. Making 10 of 12 saves was Carolyn Bourgeault.

On the 12th anniversary of the first game ever played in the WNYGVIH League Niagara County played HEWS to a 4-1 victory. Scoring for Niagara County were Madison Mallone, Paige Spatorico and Kayla Persinger with 2. Assists coming from Mallone, Marina Mansfield and Sam Latini. In goal Mariela Mulready stopped 18 of 19 shots.

For HEWS the long goal was scored by Sara Cervoni, assisted by Riley Andzel and Morgan Cooper. Leia Schneid made 12 of 16.

St. Marys of Lancaster paid a visit to Lancaster/Iroquois/Depew (LID). LID sporting their new jerseys and returning 7 seniors to the lineup.

It seems that Overtime is a key word this season in the WNYGVIH League, with four of them already this season.

LID with their new jerseys for 2021-22 (Janet Schultz Photo©)

St. Mary’s showed their stuff in the first with Reece Gail scoring an unassisted goal with a minute left. Opening in the second if was LID’s Brynna Cafferty, assisted by Allie Marshall and Kayla Osinski. St. Mary’s Livia Lehner answered that goal, assisted by Summer Cole. But alas, LID’s Captain Cole had another on her stick and dropped it past Avery Hall to score, assisted by Sydney Radecki. The were tied at the end of two.

No scoring in the third and they head into overtime with Hailey Kenyon dropping in the winning goal, assisted by Avery Szczesek.

The goaltenders were busy with LID’s MacKenzie Walkowiak stopping 23 of 25 and St. Mary’s Hall stopping 25/28.

Over at Northtowns Williamsville was hosting HEWS and taking them to a 6-3 game. Scoring for Williamsville were Aizah-Roze Thompson with two, Molly Martin with a hattrick and Gianna DiFilippo. HEWS scoring team included Katherine O’Brien, Riley Andzel and Katie Mruk.

In goal for Williamsville, Katherine Kelley, an eighth grader from Transit Middle, stopping 15/18 and for HEWS, Leia Schneid.

The final game of the week was CASH and FLOP finishing with a 1-1 overtime tie.

Maya Griffin scored for FLOP and Shea Hall for CASH. Assists from FLOP were Kathleen Doughtery and Emily Patton and for CASH, Georgia Mango. In goal were Kerrigan McCarthy stopping 24 of 25 for FLOP and Ella Celej, a seventh grader who also plays forward, stopping 31/32 for CASH.

Williamsville (3-0-0) is first in the Section VI play, as well as league play. Monsignor Martin (2-1-0) is second in the league, tied with Niagara County (2-1-0).

Leading the scoring is HEWS Kathryn O’Brien with 2 goals and 5 assists for 7 points. Sophia Will tops the goaltenders with a 1.00 save percentage, 50 saves on 50 shots and two shutouts. Leia Schneid has played the most minutes with 185.20 and has a 1-2-1 record with making 55 of 71 shots.

Up next in WNYGVIH play: Monday, December 6: Williamsville at Monsignor Martin and Niagara County at St. Marys of Lancaster. Tuesday, December 7: LID goes to CASH and HEWS heads to KGI. On Wednesday its Monsignor Martin at HEWS. Thursday is Williamsville at LID, St. Mary’s at CASH, HEWS at FLOP and KGI at Monsignor Martin.

There is also a non-league matchup being played at Cornerstone Arena on Friday, December 10 and Saturday December 11 with Niagara County, Kenmore/Grand Island, East Section and a team to be named.

NYHOL encourages coaches, players, general managers to send press releases, rosters, schedules and game information for future columns. Let share information before we all meet at the NYS Championships in February.

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