Tri County icers qualify for state tourney

Contributed Story Posted 29 January 2017 at 8:01 pm

A tie proved to be just enough to earn the Tri County Bantam Travel team a berth in the upcoming state hockey playoffs.

Tri County earned a 2-2 tie at Olean on Saturday to improve to 9-7-2 in the Western New York Amateur Hockey League (11-13-2 overall) and clinch the state playoff berth.

Jeremiah Rausch scored both goals, one in the first period and the other in the third, which gave Tri County leads of 1-0 and 2-1. Patrick Ricker earned the assist on both goals.

Tucker Johnson anchored the Tri County defense making 27 saves in goal.

Ramparts score two wins

The Batavia Ramparts closed out their league season with two wins over the weekend.

On Saturday evening, the Ramparts traveled through a snowstorm to Hamburg and came away a 12-0 winner.  Leading the scoring were Max Hutchins and Alex Totten with three goals each. Katie Carmichael, Vinnie DiRisio, Derrick Fedus, Matt Frieday, Dominic Peracciny and Sean Pies each added  single goals.  Zach Howard posted the shutout in net.

Today, the Ramparts downed the Monroe County Eagles10-1 at Batavia.  The Ramparts scored two in the opening period, on goals by Hutchins and Nick Call, four in the middle period on tallies by Pies, Peracciny, Nate Ryan and Hutchins and four in the final period on scores by Hutchins, DiRisio (2) and Peracciny).

The Ramparts completed the Bantam season with a 19- 1 record, 12-0 in their conference, having outscored the opposition 188 to 24.

As the top seed in the state championship tournament from the Western Region (March 2-4), the Ramparts will next embark on a series of scrimmages against upper level Bantam teams beginning in February.

Tri County Pee Wee team caps league season

The Tri-County PeeWee Travel team played their final 2 WNYAHL games this weekend at SUNY Brockport.
On Saturday, the Eagles battled to a 2-2 tie at the end of the second period but gave up 2 goals in the third period ending the game with a 4-2 loss. Henry Schultz and Carson Bader each scored a goal in the loss.

On Sunday, the Eagles skated to an exciting 3-3 tie against the Jamestown Lakers. William Kennard, Bader and Schultz each had a goal for Tri-County.

With the tie, the Tri-County PeeWee travel team clinched the WNYAHL first place position in the New York State Amateur Hockey Association tournament by finishing with a state qualifying record of 8-0-2. The tournament will take place March 17-19 in Amherst.