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2012-03-28 / Sports

All-WNY girls ice hockey all-stars slated


Julia Duquette, a Mount St. Mary junior, was named to the All-Western New York Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation First Team. Duquette was a standout on defense this season for Monsignor Martin, which won the Federation championship. 
File photo by Scott SchildPurchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com Julia Duquette, a Mount St. Mary junior, was named to the All-Western New York Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation First Team. Duquette was a standout on defense this season for Monsignor Martin, which won the Federation championship. File photo by Scott SchildPurchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com The second season of the Western New York Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation resulted in two new champions.

The Monsignor Martin Association beat West Seneca, 2-1, for the Federation championship while Kenmore beat West Seneca, 1-0, for the public school title.

It’s no surprise that players from the Monsignor Martin, Kenmore and West Seneca girls hockey teams comprise the All-Western New York First Team.

Making the First Team are forwards Rachel Leonard (MMA), Kate Miller (Kenmore) and Erin Gehen (West Seneca), defensemen Julia Duquette (MMA) and Nikki Kirchbeger (West Seneca) and goalie Lauren Pray (Kenmore).

Miller, a senior captain, was third in the league in scoring with 35 points (29 goals, 6 assists) and has the most points in the league over the past two years with 57 goals and 11 assists for 68 points. She scored six goals against Lancaster, including three in the first 2:18 of the game. She is the valedictorian for Kenmore West and is an All-WNY Scholar Athlete.

Pray, a freshman goalie, recorded a 6-5 record with three shutouts, a .929 save percentage and a 2.03 goals against average. She made 42 saves to earn a shutout in the Section VI title game.

Making up the Second Team are forwards Tara Barnhardt (MMA), Emily Koestler (Williamsville), Bernadette O’Connell (Frontier/Orchard Park), defensemen Maddy Grisko (Amherst/Sweet Home), Juliet Holme (Williamsville) and goalie Sydney Glenn (West Seneca).

Earning Honorable Mention are forwards Larissa Filipski (Lancaster), Cassandra Hopkins (Williamsville), Missy Mallon (Amherst/Sweet Home), Sara O’Brien (Amherst/Sweet Home), Kathryn Yoder (Amherst/Sweet Home) and Rachel Ziarnowski (MMA); defensemen Jill Schrader (West Seneca), Kaeli Mathias (Kenmore), Shannon Maron (MMA), Emily Keable (Amherst/Sweet Home), Caroline Soh (Williamsville), Nadine DeNijis (Frontier/ Orchard Park) and Megan Reykauf (Lancaster); and goaltenders Danielle Glinski (Frontier/Orchard Park), Courtney Wesolowski (MMA), Theresa Meosky (Williamsville) and Madeline Norton (Lancaster).

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