Tri County posts key hockey win
Moving one step closer to clinching a berth in the upcoming state tournament, the Tri County Bantam Travel team posted a 10-3 victory over Fredonia Saturday in a Western New Work Hockey League game.
Breaking away from a 1-1 deadlock, Tri County exploded for 6 goals in the second period to improve to 9-7-1 in the league and 11-13-1 overall.
Patrick Ricker scored 3 goals, Jeremiah Rausch and Mike Holding both added 2 and Dominic Viola, Jake Esposito and Luke Lach 1 each. Rausch also had 5 assists.
Tri County next visits Oleans on Saturday looking or a win that would clinch the tournament berth.
Batavia Ramparts streak snapped
The Batavia Ramparts Bantam A team visited Cheektowaga Friday evening for a crossover game and had their 15-0 record blemished with a 4-2 loss. After falling behind in the first period 2-0, the team evened the score on goals by Nick Call and Alex Totten. Cheektowaga scored in the third period to take a 3-2 lead and finished the scoring with an empty net goal to seal the victory.
On Saturday and today, the Ramparts played a home and home series with the Perinton Blades.
Saturday’s game ended with a 7-1 victory with goals by Totten (2), Call, Matt Frieday (2) Trevor Crawford and Derrick Fedus. Zach Howard played an excellent game in goal for the Ramparts.
Today’s game in Batavia saw the Ramparts score 2 in the first and 5 in each of the other periods ending with a 12-0 victory. Leading the way were Totten (6 goals), Jed Reese (3 goals), and Dominic Peracciny, Nate Ryan, Max Hutchins each with a goal. Frieday stepped in as goalie and recorded the shutout.
The Ramparts will complete the regular season next weekend with a Saturday evening game in Hamburg and the finale Sunday at home against Monroe County.
Tri County Pee Wee team has win, tie
Playing with only nine skaters, the Tri County Pee Wee team earned a win and a tie over the weekend in league action.
On Saturday, the team traveled to Batavia and capture a 3-1 win over the Ramparts. Maija Young led the scoring for the Eagles with the first 2 goals. Carson Bader added an empty net goal to solidify the win. Brian Hartman had a strong game assisting on both of Young’s goals.
On Sunday, the team hosted the Hamburg Hawks at SUNY Brockport. The back and forth battle ended in a 4-4 tie. As he did in Saturday’s game, goalie Hayden Watt was excellent in net making many key saves for the Eagles. Henry Schultz led the scoring with 2 goals. Will Kennard and Bader each added a goal. Josh Esposito had 2 assists. The strong defensive play and endurance of Brenna Munn, Abby IpenVanZeilen and James Ramsay served as the cornerstone of the weekend success for the Eagles.