The WNYGVIH league started January off January 2 at Buffalo’s Riverworks as Amherst/Sweethome/Clarence took on Orchard Park/Frontier/Lake Shore. OPFLS beat the ASHC 3-1.
Then it was a trio of games on January 3 with OPFLS beating Lancaster/Iroquois/Depew 8-1; Williamsville, holding on to first place, with a 3-1 victory over Monsignor Maertin and Kenmore/Grand Island beating Amherst/SH/Clarence 3-2 in Overtime.
Mother nature stepped in to postpone three games January 5 and 6. Monsignor Martin played ASHC on January 5 and beat them 4-2.
Kenmore/Grand Island beat Lanc/Iroq/Depew on Monday, Jan. 9 2-0 and as we head into Tuesday, Jan. 10 we have two make-up games with WS/Hamburg/Eden playing OPFLS at Leisure Rinks; Lan/Iro/Depew playing Williamsville at Holiday and our regularly scheduled Kenmore/Grand Island vs Monsignor Martin at Lincoln.
Williamsville is sitting in first plae after 10 wins and 2 ties in 12 games with Orchard Park/Frontier/Lake Shore in second with 9 wins and 2 losses in 11 games. Monsignor Martin is in third, followed by Amherst/SweetHome/Clarence, Kenmore/Grand Island, West Seneca/Hamburg/Eden and Lancaster/Iroquois/Depew.
Julia Mings, Am/SW/Clarence is leading in points with 29 on 16 goals and 13 assists; followed closely by teammate Emma Fasso with 25 points.
In goal, stat-wise, Maggie Spyche, Orchard Park/Frontier/LakeShore leads with a .957 save % and 0.67 GAA in her 135 minutes of play and Mia Wendell, Williamsville, has a .944 save % and 1.00 GAA in 180 minutes.
Ellie Simmons who has guarded the net for Kenmore/Grand Island for over 250 minutes has logged in two shutouts this season.
All games are open free of charge and it’s a great way to see girl’s play fast-paced, action-packed and emotionally-charged hockey.
(Just a quick update from a writer/photographer who has been under the weather herself and needed to work on a website that was giving us trouble. But on the bright side; the girls get some publicity. Regular updates should start following as I make my way back to the rinks)