Story and Photos by Janet Schultz© NYHOL
The Girls Tier I and II 14U, 16U and 19U’s took to the ice Friday through Sunday at Cornerstone Arena in Lockport and at Northtowns in Amherst to determine who will go on to the USA Nationals.
Up first, the Girls Tier I, 14U’s will have the Rochester Jr. Americans representing NYS. They beat the Valley Eagles 4-3 in the finals and finished with a 4-1 record. Valley opened the scoring in the first period with Lily Kennedy and Quinn Dodds scoring and closing out the first 2-0 in Valley’s favor. At 13:21 of the second Andie Ipen Van Zeilen scored, assisted by Maddie Olsen. Valley’s Heather Gao answered back but Rochester’s Isabella Gionta scored ending the period 3-2 in favor of Rochester. It was all Rochester in the third with Cassidy Crogan and Catherine Crowley adding the final two goals. The game ends 4-3 and Rochester heads off to the USA Nationals. Delaney Rivero was the winning goalie and Sarah Domin was in net for Valley.
Adirondack Youth beat Malone Minor 46ers 3-1 to head to the Nationals. Adleigh Normann had the only goal for Malone at 6:39 of the first period and that one ended 1-0 in Malone’s favor. Three goals by ADK in the second gave them the 3-1 win. Gianna Marcantonio had the winning goal, assisted by Madelyn Oliver and Alondra Webb. Also scoring were Emily MaCaulay and Morgan Oliver (unassisted). No scoring in the third. Aurora Graham-Hayes was the winning goal. Avery Marcil was in goal for Malone.
AT the 16U Tier I level Rochester Youth gook on hosts Amherst Knights. ROCO scored first at 6:58 of the first period and it ends 1-0 ROCO. In the second Amherst’ Callistra Printz dropped one in at 14:04, assisted by Camryn London to tie the game. That was answered by a powerplay goal by Megan Meola and second period ends 2-1 ROCO. Amherst struck again at 3:53 of the third, a powerplay goal by Riley Keller but ROCO’s Rhianna Mayer scored an unassisted game-winning goal to put ROCO up 3-2 for the win and a trip to the Nationals. This game also saw its share of penalties 11 in three periods.
Adirondack sends its second team to the Nationals at the 16U Tier II level after they shut out the Webster Cyclones 3-0. The first period end with no score. Bayley Duffy opened the scoring in the second and then the final two goals came in the third by Shoshana Lofstock and Katie Demers. Stopping all 17 shots of goal for Adirondack was Ava Reynolds for the win. In goal and facing 34 SOG for Wester was Lola Betancourt.
The Valley Eagles will head to the Nationals at the 19U level after defeating the NYC Cyclones 2-1. Drew Kopek opened the scoring for Valley at 8:08 of the first period and Jaylyn Castro had the winning goal at 1:10 of the first. NYC’s only goal came in the third period by Leila Nielsen, unassisted at 2:49. Abigail Seaman is the winning goaltender stopping 38 of 39 SOG. Note: Drew Kopeck was named Player of the Year for Section III of NYS High School Girls Varsity Ice Hockey.
The 14U Tier I
Rochester Jr. Americans took the Buffalo Regals to a shoot out in their game on Saturday. They went into the overtime period 3-3 and with no scoring on to the shootout. Scoring for the RJA in the SO was Isabella Gionta and Cassidy Crogan, for the Regals it was Maya Adimey. This game also saw its share of penalties–16 in the three regulation periods.
Girls Tier 1 14U: Rochester Jr. Americans, Valley Eagles, Buffalo Regals, Midstate Syracuse, Buffalo Bisons.
Girls Tier I 16U: Rochester Youth, Amherst Knights, Rome Grizzlies, Valley Eagles.
Girls Tier 1 19U: Rochester Youth, Buffalo Regals, Rome Grizzlies.
Girls Tier II 14UA: Adirondack Youth, Malone Minor 46ers, Mamaroneck Stateline, Lady Islanders.
Girls Tier II 14UB: Chazy Youth, Brewster Lady Bulldogs, Rochester Edge, Oswego Lakers.
Girls Tier II 16U A: Adirondack Youth, Webster Cyclones, Malone Minor 46ers, Twin Rinks@Eisenhower.
Girls Tier II 16UB: Wheatfield Blades, Canton PeeWees, CNY Bobcats, Buffalo Regals.
Girls Tier II 19UA: NYC Cyclones, Troy Albany, Islanders Iceworks, Amherst Knights.
Girls Tier II 19UB: Valley Eagles, Mamaroneck Stateline, Webster Cyclones, Southtown Stars.
Top scorers this weekend include: Adirondack’s Bayley Duffy with 5 goals/7 assists and her teammate, Emily MCCauly with 7 goals and 4 assists.
Following are Leila Nielsen, NYC Cyclones, 8 goals/3 assists; Katie Demers, ADK, 5 goals/4 assists and Gianne Marcantonio, ADK, 6 goals 3 assists.
Top goaltenders, based on save percentage, were Rochester Youth Hockey’s Michaela Hesova and Ava McNaughton sitting in the top two positions followed by Nicole Stipe, ADK; Carolyn Bourgeault, Valley and Abigail Seaman, Albany-Troy.
The USA Nationals will be held, for girls, March 30 through April 3.
The Girls Tier I 14, 16 and 19’s will head to Dallas, Texas. Girls Tier II to Irvine, California.
NYHOL wishes all the teams the best.
Week Two Photo Album, all photos copyrighted by NYHOL. Photos are available for purchase and will be posted at Smug Mug shortly.