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December 4, 2021 - 8:41am

Batavia Notre Dame United lost, 3-2, in overtime to Canton on Friday night in the first round of the Potsdam boys ice hockey tournament.

Jacob Rosales scored the game winner two minutes and 22 seconds into the extra period for the Golden Bears in their season opener.

BND, 1-1, outshot Canton by a 43-19 margin, but went 0-for-9 on the power play as Canton’s standout senior goaltender Hayden Todd stood tall.

"Their goalie played great," BND Coach Marc Staley said. "These (type of) games, although frustrating, are good for us. There's no losing; only learning."

United opened the scoring at 11:36 of the first period on a goal by senior Vin DiRisio, assisted by senior Gavin Schrader and junior Gino Falleti.

Canton tied it 17 seconds later when Kaden Baxter beat United goalie Courtney Schum, who stopped 16 of 19 shots.

After a scoreless second period, Josh Aldous put Canton on top, 2-1, at 6:22 of the third period, before United responded three seconds later on a goal by Schrader, with an assist from junior Noah Hudson.

The Golden Bears racked up 33 penalty minutes while United was flagged for just 10 penalty minutes.

BND played without its top two centermen (Zack Eschberger, quarantine, and Cooper Hamilton, broken collarbone).

United takes on host Potsdam at 1 this afternoon to conclude its trip to the North Country. Potsdam lost, 10-1, to Saranac last night.

March 5, 2020 - 1:30pm
posted by Billie Owens in sports, ice hockey, Timbit Beginners Jamboree, batavia.

The Genesee Amateur Hockey Association (GAHA) Timbit Beginners will be participating in their end of the year “Jamboree” on Saturday, March 7th starting at 9 a.m. at the Falleti Ice Arena.

At 9 a.m. the players, ages 3 to 10, will be introduced one by one as they step onto the ice and proceed to the Blue Line for the National Anthem.

This year the Beginner Program consisted of 65 registered players. They are coached by Tim Sprague as well as many other dads, moms, family members as well as several GAHA Student Coaches serving as on-ice helpers.

Without all of this support it would be impossible to run this program.

Most of the players have been on the ice since early October. About 12 joined the program in early January.  At practices they run through drills established by USA Hockey’s American Development Modules – six stations are set up around the rink and a different drill is introduced at each station.  The players move from station to station.

GAHA is thankful for the sponsorship of their Beginner Program by the local Tim Horton Shop managed by Dave Lumberg. They provide the jerseys for all of the players as well as Timbit donuts for our special functions throughout the year.

For this Jamboree the players are divided into five teams denoted by the color of their jerseys and will play five 12-minute games with shifts of 2 minutes.  A great time is had by all.

The Falleti Ice Arena is located at 22 Evans St. in the City of Batavia.

February 12, 2020 - 5:44pm

Press release:

The Genesee Amateur Hockey Association invites children to the Falleti Ice Rink on Evans Street in Batavia on Saturday, Feb. 22, for a Try Hockey For Free clinic as part of "Hockey Week Across America."

Starting at 11:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. local youth, ages 4 to 9, are encouraged to experience ice hockey for the first time and learn the basic skills in a fun, safe environment.

“We look forward to welcoming families to Falleti Ice Rink to try our great sport of ice hockey” said Dale Hutchins, president of GAHA. “Our goal is for these families to enjoy watching their kids learn new skills with big smiles on their faces.”

USA Hockey’s Try Hockey program, with the support of the National Hockey League and NHL member clubs, among others, is designed to provide youth hockey associations with a national platform for introducing children to the sport, free of charge.  

All your youngster needs is a helmet (bike or sports) and winter gloves. Skates are available at the Rink. The GAHA organization does have some used hockey helmets available for the event as well as a few hockey sticks.

Players in attendance will be given a free hockey jersey to take home.

To register for this Try Hockey For Free event, please visit:   www.TryHockeyForFree.com

For more information, please contact Sharon, the coordinator for Try Hockey For Free, at:   [email protected] or 585-344-2248.

February 4, 2020 - 3:45pm
posted by Billie Owens in sports, ice hockey, genesee ice devils, meat raffle.

The Genesee Ice Devils Boosters are hosting their Second Annual Meat Raffle on Saturday, March 28th at Ascension Parish's Slomba Hall, located at 17 Sumner St., Batavia.

Tickets are $10 each and include food, drinks, and entry into door prize drawings. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with first spin at 6:30 p.m. Fifteen rounds of meat and seafood raffles will be up for grabs, with up to 28 winners per round!

The Genesee Ice Devils Boosters support the Genesee Ice Devils Varsity and JV hockey teams, made up of players from Batavia, Le Roy, Alexander, Elba, Oakfield and Pembroke.

Contact any Ice Devils' family for tickets or email [email protected]

February 19, 2018 - 3:55pm
posted by Billie Owens in sports, news, ice hockey, batavia, Ramparts, Squirt B.
Submitted photo and press release from Ritchie Kirkum:
The Batavia Ramparts Squirt B team won the Tier 2 Championship this weekend at the Rock & Roll tournament in Cleveland, Ohio. They are coached by Rob Smith, Randy Havens and Steve Tanner.

Tournament stats:
Colton Smith -- two goals
Ashton Pfendler -- three goals
Cooper Augello -- four assists
Cole Davis -- two goals, one assist
Colin Kirkum -- two goals including the game winner in overtime to win the championship.
Colin was named MVP.
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