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Section V hockey playoff primer: Power seedings & what you need to know

Section V hockey playoff primer: Power seedings & what you need to know
A thrilling Section V regular season ended on a high note as the Democrat and Chronicle’s top-ranked team Fairport downed No. 2 Penfield 5-4 in a back-and-forth season finale on Saturday. However, McQuaid’s 5-4 overtime win over the Red Raiders on Wednesday proved to be the difference in playoff seeding as the Knights narrowly took the top seed for the... more

D&C Section V hockey poll: Rankings get tight as regular season winds down

Section V hockey poll: Rankings get tight as regular season winds down
Fairport’s 11-game unbeaten streak was snapped by the Greece Storm on Jan. 18, but that wasn’t enough to knock the Red Raiders from the No. 1 spot in the Democrat and Chronicle’s Section V hockey coaches’ poll. Fairport (10-2-3) rebounded nicely from its overtime loss with a 5-1 win over Baldwinsville Thursday. Five different Red Raiders scored including Hunter McDonald... more

Newark names scholar athlete teams

Newark names scholar athlete teams
Newark High School Winter teams have qualified for scholar athlete team status. The recognition is given by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association to varsity athletic teams that collectively achieve averages of 90 or better. “Education-based athletics provides the culture and environment for young people to thrive,” said Chris Corey, Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics... more

Section V Hockey: Six storylines for the 2018-19 season

Section V Hockey: Six storylines for the 2018-19 season
A year after Victor and Canandaigua ruled their respective classes, the 2018 hockey season figures to have new contenders emerging. The season started last Tuesday with the Braves’ 8-2 win over Brockport. The Blue Devils went unbeaten a year ago and secured the program’s first state championship in March. However, with a number of departures, another team is expected to... more

D&C releases 2017-18 All-Greater Rochester Winter Sports picks

Meet the 2017-18 All-Greater Rochester Winter Sports picks — 175 athletes and 15 coaches selected to represent 14 all-star teams. One Wrestler of the Year hasn’t lost a match in four years while a track Athlete of the Year weathered a storm to become the first competitor in Section V history to win three gold medals at states. First-team picks... more

Victor completes undefeated hockey season with state title

The Victor Blue Devils captured their first NYSPHSAA boys hockey championship in school history on Sunday in Buffalo scoring three goals in under five minutes in the second period en route to a 5-1 victory over Niagara Wheatfield of Section VI to cap an undefeated 22-0-4 season. Congrats to @victorhshockey on completing an undefeated State Championship season! We are all... more

Victor hockey rallies from 2 goal deficit to advance to state final

Having now gone unbeaten in 25 games, with a goalie who has yielded more than two goals in a game just twice this season, Victor hasn’t had many opportunities to test its come-from-behind skills. The opportunity presented itself Saturday afternoon at HarborCenter in a state Division I hockey semifinal against Massena, and Victor showed some serious mettle in erasing an... more

After scouting combine, Victor’s David Farrance one step closer to NHL Draft

At 8:30 a.m. Saturday, David Farrance was inside the HarborCenter pedaling a stationary bike like the finish of the Tour de France was in sight, a man with tattooed arms and a braided Mohawk haircut screaming in his ear. “Push it, push it. Get after it, get after it.’’ As always, Farrance did just that, the 17-year-old Victor native completing... more

Meet the All-Greater Rochester Winter 2016-17 selections

Meet the 2016-17 All-Greater Rochester Winter Sports teams — 164 athletes and 16 coaches selected to represent 14 teams. Three athletes repeated as Players of the Year, including a track star who broke national records and appeared in Sports Illustrated. Two AGR nominees are triplet sisters, born premature and underweight who now overpower their Nordic skiing competition. A wrestler lives... more

Section V to crown two hockey champions Monday at RIT

On its way to the semifinals of the 2016 New York State hockey tournament, Pittsford had to take one huge step to get that journey started – winning the Section V Class A championship game. And how fitting it was that arch-rival Fairport was standing in the way. That night at RIT’s Gene Polisseni Center, Connor Haims was a man... more

Lambert’s late goal lifts Victor over Pittsford

With five seconds remaining on the clock, Victor’s Sam Lambert backhanded a rebound over the goal line, giving the Blue Devils an impressive 4-3 win over Pittsford on Tuesday. The two teams entered the third period tied 1-1 before Victor rattled off two goals to take a 3-1 lead. Pittsford responded with two quick goals, tying the game with under... more

Victor sneaks past Schroeder in OT

Victor would open up the scoring with two goals early in the first period as Sam Lambert and Ashton Collazo found the back off the net. Schroeder would score the next three goals by Nick Obi, Hunter Olsen and Matt Higgs. After Brandon Manning tied it up for the Blue Devils, Michael Leone gave the Warriors the lead back before... more

Ithaca Little Red hockey lives NHL Winter Classics’ nostalgia

The beauty of a Winter Classic is the nostalgia and the pureness, even though those particular rinks have to be built and carefully curated. Hockey started here on ice by Mother Nature, who likes to have her hands in whatever she can. It’s that fondness at play when the Ithaca Little Red hockey teams take the ice at Cass Park,... more

Victor Blue Devils hand Patriots first loss of the year

After a scoreless first period, Penfield would get on the board first to take a 1-0 lead but shortly after Victor would answer with a pair of goals to take a 2-1 after 30 minutes. Late in the 3rd period Marco Viola would go end to end and backhand the puck into the back of the net to tie the... more