By Janet Schultz, NYHOL; Photos: Janet Schultz, NYHOL©
The Western New York Girls Varsity Ice Hockey 14th Season started off with a 1-1 Overtime tie between St. Mary’s of Lancaster (STM), the host, and Hamburg/Eden/West Seneca/Holland (HHEWS).
St. Mary’s Avery Szczewsek scored not only the opening goal, but the first goal of the WNYGVIH season, with just 55.2 seconds left in the first period. She was assisted by Alana Pagano.
The second period only showed penalties on the scoreboard with no scoring.
It looked like the third was going to be a no scoring period when at 12:14 HHEWS Sophia Phillips got one past Avery Hall to tie the game. Samathana Miller and Brynn Holland had the assists. The game now heads to overtime at 1-1.
A five minute OT and no score sends the first game of 2023-24 into the record books with an overtime tie.
HHEWS Ella Buczynski, an eighth grader from West Seneca, stopped 10 of 11 shots and St. Mary’s Avery Hall, a junior, stopped 26 of 27 SOG.
NYHOL’s First Photo Album of the Season, shot by Janet Schultz©
Photos will be available later this week at Smugmug.com under Janet Schultz Photography.