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WNYGVIH Recap of Weeks 2 and 3


By Janet Schultz, NYHOL

The WNYGVIH League headed into week two with a full schedule. Opening up on Monday night it was a 4 goal shutout for St. Mary’s of Lancaster over Williamsville. Shea Hall had two goals including the game-winner and Reece Gail scored an unassisted goal with Avery Szczesek and Alanah Pagano each having one. In goal Betsy Accurso had the shutout making 14 saves. Williamsville’s Olivia Lookman stopped 26 of 30.

Tuesday night it was St Mary’s 1, NICO 4; HHEWS 2, LIDA 0 and KengiPort 4, FFLOP 3.

Sam Latini had two goals for NiCO with Abby Zimmerman adding two for the win. Scoring for St. Mary’s was Meghan Donnelly. In goal was Kennedy Ruest stopping 15/16 for the win and Avery Hall for St. Mary’s with 38 saves on 42 shots.

HHEWS goals came from Kennedy Reiford and Brynn Holland. Ella Buczynski stopped 17 shots for the shutout win. Carly Irzycki stopped 27/29 for LIDA.

It was a close one with KengiPort getting one more goal than FFLOP for the 4-3 win. Isabella Jayme had two goals for KengiPort, Teagan Willats, Alyse Alberalla added one more each and Samantha Horne made 13 saves on 16 shots. 

Monsignor Martin came up with a 6-0 shutout win over Williamsville on Wednesday evening. Six different players scored including Gabby Kazmark, Addison Cherry, Dylany Dee, Becca Sander and Mary Kate Christ with Reese Honadle scoring the empty netter, unassisted. In goal Kate Kelley stopped 14 sog for the win. Williamsville’s Lookman stopped 30 of 36.

Thursday nights are a busy one for the WNYGVIH League. Four games on tap starting with Niagara County at CASH and a 6-0 win for NiCo. Scoring were Marina Mansfield with a hattrick; Zimmerman with one, Madison Mallone with two and Ruest making 10 saves for the shutout. CASH’s Ella Celej made 20 saves on 26 shots.

It was a 3-2 victory for KGIPort with Willats, Bourgeault and Jayme scoring and Horne stopping 24/26 shots. Holland, H. Barrett scored for HHEWS with Buczynski in net stopping 13 of 16. Jayme’s goal at 11:26 sealed the win.

St. Mary’s kept it close to beat FFLOP 5-4. Scoring for St. Mary’s were Lowell, Szczesek, Hall, Cottrell and Donnell with Accurso stopping 29 of 33 for the win. For FFLOP it was Dalton, Griffin with two and A Pagano. Fix was in goal stopping 20/25.

LIDA had their first goal of the season with Rosslyn Miller scoring, assisted by Claire Whiteford and Lucia Lawrence. However they couldn’t get another one and lost 2-1 to Monsignor Martin. Reese Honadle and Alexandria Franke scored with Kelley making 22 saves for the shutout win. Irzycki made 20 saves on 22 shots.

LIDA finds a W in Week Three.

Two games on tap for Monday night including a 4-0 shutout for HHEWS over Monsignor Martin and a  5-1 win for KengiPort over St. Mary’s.

Holland had the game-winner for HHEWS, assisted by H.Cooper. Then it was Pelc from H. Barrett and Phillips; Holland again with assist credited to Reiford and Pelc scoring assisted by H. Barrett. Buczynski had 15 saves for the shutout. In goal for Monsignor Martin was Kelley who stopped 15 of 19.

At Cheektowaga it was KengiPort 5; St. Mary’s 1. Isabella Bourgeault had the game winner while Isabelle Burt got on the board first, unassisted. Jayme, Chadima and Denning scored and Horne stopped 11 of 12 shots for the win. St. Mary’s Samantha Hatt had St. Mary’s lone goal, assisted by Szczesek. Hall made 36 stops on 41 shots.

On Tuesday KengiPort hosted Niagara County and the visitors won 4-2. No scoring in the first period led to NiCo’s Latini scoring first in the second and then with 1/10 of a second left Mansfield scored the second goal of the night ending the second period 2-0. Kenmore opened the scoring in the third when Willats dropped one in unassisted. Then it was NiCo’s Mallone and Mansfield adding two more. However KengiPort had one more say with a goal at 4:22 by I Bourgeault ending the game 4-2. In goal for NiCo, Ruest stopping 34 of 36 and for KengiPort Horne with 21/25.

LIDA gets their first win of the season with a 2-1 victory over St .Mary’s. Emily Rodriguez dropped in the first goal, assisted by Hailey Kenyon. The second came from Brynn Cafferty, the game-winner, unassisted. Carly Irzycki stopped 21 of 22 for the win. For St. Mary’s it was Szczesek scoring, assisted by Lauren Gilano and Accurso stopping 23 of 25.

FFLOP beat Williamsville 5-1 on Wednesday as Maya Griffin had two goals, as did Gabby Sojda and Jocelyn Dmaczniak added one more. Rachel Fix stopped 15 of 16 for the win. Williamsville’s Anna Meyer scored their only goal…if you remember Anna was Williamsville’s go-to goalie last season. This was her first varsity goal as a Forward. She was assisted by Caydence Curran and Jaylee Kochan. Lookman made 34 saves on 39 shots. 

NiCo upset CASH 5-1 with CASH’s Kiley Breeze having the lone goal. NiCo’s scoring came from Mallone (2), Draper (2),  and Zimmerman. Ruest made 17 saves on 18 shots.

CASH took home the 4-3 win over Monsignor Martin. CASH’s goals came from Tessa Kwiatowski (2), a powerplay goal by Polina Stremiakova plus the game-winner. Mya DeSantis, Alexandria Reed, Jenny Wild and Sara Ablove had assists that evening. Monsignor Martin’s Reese Honadle scored a  short-handed goal unassisted to put them on the boards. Then it was Becca Sandler and Kazmark scoring. Assists went to DeSantis, Wild, Kwiatowski and Ablove. In goal for MMAA was Kelley who stopped 10 of 14 sog and for CASH, Celej with 25 of 28 for the win.

LIDA took home their second win of the season with a 5-1 win over Williamsville. First period had penalties for no scoring. Second period it was two for LIDA off the sticks of Emily Rodriguez on the powerplay and Leah Dowling. Third period it was LIDA with three goals just minutes in by Cafferty and Sanchez, followed by a goal from Williamsville’s Besancon on the power-play. Dowling secured the win with a goal with 1:54 left on the clock. Irzycki stopped 15 of 16 for the win and Lookman stopped 36 of 41.

The third week ends with Niagara County in first place with a 5-0 record and 15 points. They are followed by HHEWS (4-1-1), KengiPort (4-2-0) and St. Mary’s of Lancaster (3-3-1). After that it’s FFLOP, Monsignor Martin, LIDA, CASH and Williamsville.

On the scoring NiCo’s Mallone tops the list with 13 points on 8 goals and 5 assists in 5 games. KengiPort’s Jayme and Bourgeault follow with 12 points each and the top five lists rounds out with NiCo’s Mansfield and Latini with 10 points each.

In goal NiCo’s Ruest has the most minutes in net at 315 followed by Williamsville’s Lookman with 314.83 minutes. Ruest has the most wins and two shut-outs. HHEWS Buczyski has a .944 save percentage with two shut-outs and a 4-1-1 record. 

Week 3 didn’t end on Thursday. NiCo hosted Section V’s first Varsity Girls Hockey Team, Webster. Then Oswego came in to play NiCo and FFLOP. The Oswego vs Williamsville game has been postponed.

Other changes to the schedule include The January 11 game between NiCo and Monsignor Martin being moved to December 28 at 4:40 p.m. at North Buffalo and Williamsville at HHEWS playing Monday, January 22 at 4:30 p.m. at Riverworks.