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USA NationalsTier II Nationals - Northtown Center Amherst, NY

Girls - Wear Your GLGHL Team Jersey to Nationals
1st 50 Get 1 Free Daily Admission
After That Just $5 for 1 Daily Admission Ticket!

Click Here For USA Hockey Website Results

Local GLGHL Team Results Day 1:
14U - Cape Cod 12, Amherst 1. 16U - Amherst 3, Steel City 2. 19U - Buffalo Stars 3, Steel City 1
Local GLGHL Team Results Day 2:
14U - CNY 2, Amherst 1. 16U - Vermont 3, Amherst 2. 19U - Buffalo Stars 5, Portland 2
Local GLGHL Team Results Day 3:
14U - NJ Titans 8, Amherst 0. 16U - KPHA 3, Amherst 1. 19U - Team Alaska 4, Buffalo Stars 3
Local GLGHL Team Results Day 4:
Quarter-Finals: 16U - Marquette 4, Amherst 1. 19U - Buffalo Stars 3, Princeton 2.
Semi-Final: 19U - Keweenaw 8, Buffalo Stars 3
Congratulations to all 3 teams! Buffalo Stars receive Bronze Medals.

ATTENTION: Tryouts posted. Click Tryouts/Players Wanted Tab To Right.
Erie Lady Lions Tryouts Added - Click Here

Caz, Amherst & NJPE Still Looking for 12U TB2 Players - Click Here

NEW: Clinic Posted - Click Here

Tier II States Results From Rochester! Click Here
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USA Hockey Female Honors Award 2014
If your Association meets the criteria please send this form to David Braunstein. Deadline is
April 11, 2014. The Buffalo Bisons were the first recipient of the award last year.

Sad News From MCYH Edge

Dave Newton The Rochester Hockey Community lost Dave Newton on March 21st after his yearlong battle with cancer. Dave was the Rochester Youth Hockey’s Edge Director and partnered with Monroe County Youth Hockey to oversee the Edge Program. Dave was dedicated to building girls’ hockey and his daughter Leila who was a goalie on the MCYH Edge 12U Tier II team this past season
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Tier II Nationals Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are needed in admissions, merchandise sales and security. Security basically means you are the eyes and ears of the "professional" security staff located in the building and radioing them if there is an issue. We will need volunteers Wednesday thru Sunday, starting as early as 6:45 am and running most of the day. In return, you will be provided with admission passes for the tournament and if you work at least two shifts, a tournament jacket. There are some volunteer opportunities for high school students. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. can also volunteer. You do not need to play in Amherst to volunteer.  
E-mail Renae Gattozzi at nyrmg@msn.com letting me know that you would like to volunteer. When e-mailing, please give me your full name, assignment preference (admissions, merchandise, security) and your availability. I will try to meet all of your requests, but I do need to staff each area as necessary. Please be flexible and understand that we will be scheduling over 100 volunteers over the course of 5 days.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED: Looking for eager people to step up for jobs like Division Commissioners, Secretary, Treasurer, etc. Help keep the league going strong!

End of Year GLGHL Non-TB Tourney News!

ST Storm
Southern Tier Storm Blue Division Champs!
Webster Cyclones Red Division Champs!

The Canandaigua Knights hosted the GLGHL Non TB End of Season Tournament and raised
over $1500 as a fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness and All proceeds will go to the
Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester
Click Here For Article From Post-Journal

Cazenovia Chiefs 19U on a Roll! Take Sarah Backstrom Tourney in Erie defeating Chicago Falcons 2-1 in OT. Amherst Knights Runners Up at 16U losing to the Steel City Selects 2-1. Caz 19U

Congratulations to the Cazenovia Chiefs 19U for Winning the Adirondack Northstars Winter Classic Tournament! Buffalo Stars 19U Made it to the Semi's. At 16U, Monroe County Edge won their division!

Caz Chiefs Winter Classic Champs

Congratulations to Monroe County Edge 19U for Winning their Division in the Connecticutt Polar Bears Christmas Tournament! Buffalo Regals 12U Finished 2nd in their Division.

MC Edge Polar Bear
Monroe County Edge 19U Celebrating their Win in the CT Polar Bear Christmas Tournament

******* 2014 NYS Tournament Allocations- REVISED - Click Here
Tier II Allotments: 12U - 4, 14U - 3, 16U - 3, 19U - 2

**** New 2012-13 GLGHL Guidebook Uploaded in League Handouts & Rulebooks.

We hope you all like the new website design. All the links you'll need are at the top of the page or on the right side. Thank you for your support of Girls Hockey in Western, NY!

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What's Happening in the GLGHL

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Rest in Peace Dr. James Rusin
Dr Rusin
The movement to make girls varsity ice hockey in Western New York a reality was a collective effort among students, parents, coaches, school board members, and administrators. The effort was a six year process. The person that led the charge among the administrators was Williamsville Athletic Director Dr. James Rusin. Without his patience and persistence the league never would have been formed. He convinced other administrators the time was right to finally give the girls a chance to play varsity ice hockey for their schools. It was not a popular decision among some of his peers, but he knew it was long overdue. He organized showcase games the year before the league was formed and found donors willing to fund the effort. The birth of the WNYGVIHF was one his accomplishments he was most proud of. He never wanted the credit for his involvement. He quickly became a huge fan of the sport and loved watching you girls play the game you are so passionate about. He was a true pioneer. Sunday January 6, 2013 Dr. Rusin lost his 6 month fight with cancer. He will be missed by all the teams and coaches in Williamsville. The attached picture is the league's opening night back in December of 2010. He did not want to be in the spotlight that evening but was convinced he was the one that deserved the honor of dropping the first puck in the Western New York Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation. Let's dedicate the rest of the 2012-13 season to Dr. Rusin, in memory of the battle he helped win on our behalf. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.



Friday November 16, 2012
Canandaigua, NY

The Canandaigua Knights Girls 16U ice hockey team donned pink ribbon jerseys to raise $1,000 to benefit the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester.

The Knights girl's ice hockey team matched up against the Buffalo Regals at the Blue Cross Arena. The donation was raised by both teams selling tickets to the Rochester Americans game that night combined with generosity from the Canandaigua Knights hockey community. The event was fun for all involved which included the Knights' 12U girls team taking the Blue Cross Arena ice during the first intermission of the Rochester Americans’ game for a shootout.

The Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester’s mission is to provide support to those touched by a diagnosis of breast cancer, to make access to information and care a priority through education and advocacy, and to empower women and men to participate fully in decisions relating to breast cancer.

The Knights are proud to support this very important group and show them what it means to "Fight Like a Knight!"

Former GLGHL'er and current Buffalo State Bengal Nikki Kirchberger Named ECAC West Rookie of the Week. Click Here 4 Story.

Joe Crumish Presents Check
Great Lakes Girls Hockey League Treasurer Joe Crumlish presents a check to the Buffalo Regals 14U Captains to support their journey to the National Tournament. Just another way that GLGHL supports girls hockey in your community. The league donated money to West Seneca 12U & The Buffalo Regals 14U Teams to help out with trips to Nationals!

Offer pictures and articles of your teams/players accomplishments on/off the ice. Tournament stories and community service stories are always welcomed!

GLGHL Mission Statement
The Mission of the Great Lakes Girls Hockey League (G.L.G.H.L). is to provide recreational hockey instruction and competition for females of all ages. To instill in the players the love of the game of hockey and a respect for the ideals of sportsmanship and fair play. GLGHL is affiliated with USA Hockey and the New York State Amateur Hockey Association. Join the New Wave! The G.L.G.H.L. has member organizations in the Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse areas of Western and Central NY State as well as Erie, PA and Cleveland, OH. From house recreational through competitive travel we have opportunities for all female players.