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Class A Sectional Semifinal Game Report - 2/26/20

Hockey


Section V Tournament


Class A Semifinals



Victor 3, Pittsford 0



Alex Parton gave No. 1 seed Victor a 1-0 lead in the first period and Sam Bresson’s goal made it a 2-0 game midway through the third period.  Cal Lambert’s empty-net goal with 17 seconds remaining iced the win.

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Class A Sectional Quarterfinal Game Report - 2/20/20

On Thursday, 2/20/20, the Victor Blue Devils (#1) hosted the visiting Gates-Chili/Wayne/Eastridge/Wheatland-Chili Spartans (#9) in a Section V Ice Hockey Class A quarterfinal matchup to begin their 2019-20 post-season play.  The game began with both teams settling in and working to get momentum to push and press the opposing team.  The Blue Devils struck first with Jr. Co-Captain #22 Cal Lambert one-timing a nice feed from the corner to put Victor ahead 1-0 (Assists to Sr. forward #24 Sam Bresson and to Soph. defender #20 Andrew Haugh).  Both teams goaltenders played strong between the pipes for the remainder of the period, and the score stayed in Victor's favor 1-0 as the game headed to the 2nd period.  In the second period, the Spartans tied up the game at 1's early on, but the Blue Devils answered back for two unanswered goals, both scored by Soph. forward #14 Nick Peluso (Assists for both strikes went to Sr. Co-Captain #13 Jack McCandless), to put Victor up 3-1 by the end of the 2nd.  After the ice was cleared for the 3rd period, both teams kept skating and pressing to try and get a breakthrough to either get back into the game, or put the game away.  Gates-Chili scored first in these endeavors about halfway through the period, and with the score 3-2, it began to look like it would have an interesting finish.  Sr. forward #6 Steven Armstrong had other plans, though, and with about 6 minutes left in the game, finished off a nice passing play to put the Blue Devils in the lead 4-2 (Assists to Jr. forward #21 Alex Parton and Jr. forward and Co-Captain #22 Cal Lambert).  Victor worked together to kill off the remainder of the clock, and the score ended in the Blue Devils' favor 4-2.  Both teams were well-coached, played well and gave it their all!

Fairport Raiders 2/14/20 Game Summary

On Friday, 2/14/20, the Victor Blue Devils hosted rivals Fairport to close out their regular season.  Coming off of a tough loss to Penfield, Victor was looking to get back on track, but they knew their work was cut out for them.  The Raiders are one of Section V's fastest teams, and they themselves have had a very good season.  Both teams drew a large crowd, and both teams' student sections were in full swing as well.  By the end of the first period, it was Fairport who had scored twice and had a 2-0 lead over Victor.  In the second period, Victor looked to get on the board to get themselves back into the game, but that was not to be, as the Blue Devils could not find a way to beat Fairport's Sr. GK Tyler McMillan.  Fairport tagged on another goal about midway through the 2nd, and the Blue Devils found themselves down 3-0 by the end of the second period. As the third period got underway, Victor began pressing more to get a goal, and that led to a run of penalties being called against the home-side, which not only allowed Fairport to bag their 4th of the night on the power-play, but also took away any chance for Victor to build momentum to get something going offensively in their favor.  Near the end of the 3rd, Victor scored while on the power play, with Junior forward #21 Alex Parton finding a seam to beat McMillan (Assists to #14 Nick Peluso and #6 Steven Armstrong) from the point.  That was all Victor could muster, and the game ended 4-1 in favor of Fairport.

Penfield Patriots 2/11/20 Game Summary

On Tuesday, 2/11/20, the Victor Blue Devils visited the Penfield Patriots in their last regular season meeting of the 2019-20 season.  The Patriots got off to a quick start and their strong skating and aggressive forecheck paid dividends for them early in the game.  Penfield found themselves with a 2-0 lead within the first 4 minutes of the game, putting Victor on their heals and looking for an answer to get themselves back into the game.  The Blue Devils response came about a minute later as Senior forward #7 Bennett Prince scored his 2nd goal of the year, with the assist going to Junior forward #21 Alex Parton.  The Patriots weren't through, though, and tallied another goal about two minutes later to take a 3-1 lead.  It looked like that score would hold going into the second period, but Senior Co-Captain #13 Jack McCandless had other plans.  Jack tucked away a quick wrister past Penfield GK Brandon Holmes to cut the goal deficit to one before the 1st period ended with Patriots in the lead 3-2.  After a fresh layer of ice was put down, the game resumed and while the Blue Devils picked up their play to try and tie the game at 3-3 early in the period, it was Penfield who scored the only goal of the period, putting the Patriots ahead with a 4-2 lead.  Victor found themselves on the powerplay to start the 3rd period.  Victor's power-play unit's puck possession and patience paid off as the Blue Devils Senior forward #6 Steven Armstrong (Assists to #20 Andrew Haugh and #14 Nick Peluso) redirected a shot from the point to make the game 4-3, still in favor of the Patriots.  Despite great effort on behalf of the Blue Devils to tie up the game, the score of the game remained the same, and the game ended with a 4-3 victory in favor of Penfield.

Canandaigua Braves 2/6/20 Game Summary

On Thursday, 2/6/20, crosstown rivals clashed as the Victor Blue Devils hosted the Canandaigua Braves in their only meeting of the 19-20 season.  On Victor's "Senior Night," the Blue Devils came out firing on all cylinders as they took a 1-0 lead within the first minute of play.  Senior Co-Captain #13 Jack McCandless put the biscuit in the basket, with fellow Senior defender #7 Bennett Prince getting the apple.  Victor's puck possession and pace paid off to produce their second goal of the 1st period.  With five minutes left to play in the period, Sophomore defender #20 Andrew Haugh let go from the point and the puck found the back of the Braves net to give the Blue Devils a 2-0 lead going into the second period (Assist to Senior forward #24 Sam Bresson).  As the second period got underway, it was the Braves who came out dictating the game to the Blue Devils.  Canandaigua's pressure paid off as Carter McWilliams placed a low shot to the corner that got past Victor's Senior Co-Captain #30 Pieter Bartelse to make the game's score 2-1.  The Blue Devils got back to their game, and soon it began to pay dividends.  About midway through the period, the Blue Devils drew a penalty, and their PK unit went to work.  Sophomore defender #20 Andrew Haugh tallied from the point, giving Victor a bit more breathing room with a 3-1 lead (Assists to Sophomore forward #14 Nick Peluso and Junior forward #21 Alex Parton) to end the 2nd period.  The third period began with the Blue Devils facing a 4 minute penalty kill, and their defensive PK units were up to the task.  In the midst of killing off this penalty, Senior forward #6 Steven Armstrong scored a short-handed goal to put Victor up 4-1 (Assist to Sophomore forward #14 Nick Peluso).  Canandaigua got another tally shortly after Armstrong's shorty, but it was the Blue Devils who put away the next two goals as Senior forward #24 Sam Bresson (Assists to Sophomore #15 Colin McNamara and Sophomore defender #20 Andrew Haugh) and Senior forward #6 Steven Armstrong (Assists to Junior forward #21 Alex Parton and Sophomore forward #14 Nick Peluso) scored to make the game's final score Victor 7, Canandaigua 2.

Greece Storm 2/4/20 Game Summary

On Tues, 2/4/20, the Victor Blue Devils hosted the visiting Greece Storm for their second league meeting of the season.  The start and first period of the game was a classic example of "on any given night, anything can happen."  The Storm definitely came to play and gave the Blue Devils all that they could handle as both teams skated hard to create the night's opening goal.  Victor's Senior GK #34 Davey Bruinix got the start between the pipes for the Blue Devils, and Greece's Matt Reap tended the Storm's net for the evening.  Both goalies played solid games for their respective teams (Bruinix 10 saves on 12 shots, and Reap 36 saves on 43 shots).  Near the end of the 1st period, Victor's offense got into a good rhythm and eventually created the Blue Devils' first goal.  Sophomore defender #20 Andrew Haugh scored from the point (Assists to Senior forward #6 Steven Armstrong and Senior defender #7 Bennett Prince) to give Victor a 1-0 advantage going into the second period.  As the 2nd period got underway, the Blue Devil's offense picked up right where it left off, and produced four goals by the end of the period.  Putting the biscuit in the basket and gathering apples in the 2nd period for Victor were:  Sophomore defender #2 Andrew Haugh (1G), Senior forward #24 Sam Bresson (1G), Sophomore forward #14 Nick Peluso (1G, 1A), Senior forward #6 Steven Armstrong (1G), and Junior defender #18 Alex Seiler (1A).  By the end of the 2nd period, the score was 5-2 in Victor's favor. At the start of the 3rd period, Victor made a goalie change, and Sophomore GK #33 Garrett Simpson stepped in between the pipes for the Blue Devils.  Garrett ended up playing well and made 6 saves on 6 shots before the end of the game.  Victor tallied two more times before the game ended.  Scoring for the Blue Devils in the 3rd period were: Junior forward #21 Alex Parton (Assist awarded to Sophomore forward #15 Colin McNamara), and Senior forward #6 Steven Armstrong scored on the power-play (Assists awarded to Senior Co-Captain #13 Jack McCandless and Junior forward #21 Alex Parton), sealing a 7-2 victory in favor of the Blue Devils.

Webster Thomas 1/31/20 Game Summary

On Friday, 1/31/20, the Victor Blue Devils made the trip north for the second time this week to take on "NYSSWA" State-ranked Webster Thomas.  The game between these two teams had an electric, "Friday-Night-Lights" kind of atmosphere.  The spirited energy and pace of the game was on full display as the Titans and Blue Devils played a "leave it all on the ice" 1st period.  Up and down the ice, both teams pressed and pushed to get the games opening goal, but the period ended with neither side being able to light the lamp.  After an new sheet of ice was laid down, the second period started off right where the first left off, with both teams moving the puck well and looking for the game's opening goal.  About 5 minutes into the 2nd period, Victor found themselves on the power-play, and the Blue Devils' patience and effective perimeter puck possession produced the game's first goal.  Senior forward #24 Sam Bresson received a pass from Sophomore forward #14 Nick Peluso, and Sam made a move towards the center slot, and put away a low backhander to put Victor up 1-0 (Assist also credited to Soph. defender #20 Andrew Haugh).  For the remainder of the second period, the opposing sides started to settle into their game and continued to produce quality chances to score.  Senior Co-Captain GK #30 Pieter Bartelse played stellar between the pipes all night long, making key saves to deny the Titans and keep his team in the game.  The second period ended with Victor holding onto a 1-0 lead.  Shortly after the start of the third period, the Titans were able to capitalize on a rebound and tied the game up at 1's.  The game's momentum started to swing towards Webster Thomas's favor, until Senior Co-Captain #13 Jack McCandless's hard skating found a way around the Titan's defense, propelling him forward as he closed in "1v1" with their goaltender.  Jack fired off a quick, low wrister, which found the "5"-hole, and put Victor in the lead 2-1 with six minutes left in the game (Assist awarded to Senior forward #24 Sam Bresson)!  Victor's defensive power-play unit killed off two penalties, and then faced a "6 on 5" scenario in the last few minutes of the game as the Titans pulled their GK to try and tie up the game to send it into overtime.  As a result of a gritty puck battle win on the board, Senior forward #13 Jack McCandless was able to obtain possession of the puck, and fired it down the ice to relieve the Webster Thomas pressure.  Jack's puck clear was well placed, as it found the back of the net for an "empty-netter" to seal the deal for Victor, giving them a hard-fought 3-1 victory.  

Webster Schroeder 1/29/20 Game Summary

On Weds, 1/30/20, the Victor Blue Devils traveled north to the Webster Ice Arena to take on the Webster Schroeder Warriors in their second league match-up of the season. The game got underway with both teams testing the resolve and defense of the other side.  The 1st period ended with the score tied 0-0, and it wasn't until the second period that the scoring account for either side was opened.  By the end of the second period, it was the Blue Devils who scored 4 goals to open up the game in Victor's favor.  Scoring and assists for the Blue Devils in the 2nd period were as follows = #20 Cal Lambert (Assists to #23 Ben Weingart and #20 Andrew Haugh), #13 Jack McCandless (Assist to #24 Sam Bresson), #6 Steven Armstrong (Assists to #21 Alex Parton and #14 Nick Peluso), and #20 Cal Lambert (Assists to #24 Sam Bresson and #13 Jack McCandless).  Victor tallied one more time early in the 3rd period, and it was #20 Andrew Haugh (unassisted) who put the biscuit in the basket to make the game's final score 5-0 in the Blue Devils' favor.

Hilton Cadets 1/24/20 Game Summary

On Friday, 1/24/20, the Victor Blue Devils hosted the Hilton Cadets in their second league match-up of the season.  The game started out as a back-and-forth affair throughout most of the 1st period with both teams working hard to get the game's opening goal.  Victor Junior defender #23 Ben Weingart opened the Blue Devils scoring account near the end of the 1st, with assists  going to Senior forward #6  Steven Armstrong and Junior forward #21 Alex Parton, and the period ended with Victor up 1-0.  In the second period, the boys hard work and playing for each other as a team produced a total of five goals.  Putting the biscuit in the basket for the Blue Devils in the second period were: Senior Co-Captain forward #13 Jack McCandless, Sophomore forward #15 Connor McNamara, Senior Co-Captain defender #11 Tristan Sulecki, Senior forward #24 Sam Bresson, and Junior Co-Captain forward #22 Cal Lambert (Assists on these goals were awarded to: Andrew Haugh, Alex Parton, Sam Moore, Jack McCandless, Ben Weingart, and Sam Bresson).  In the third period, both teams made goalie changes, and Senior GK #34 Davey Bruinix stepped in between the pipes for the Blue Devils.  Bruinix was solid as he faced a total of eleven shots on net, including a breakaway, and ended up with a shutout for the period!  Victor produced three more goals in the third, and they scored as follows: Sophomore forward #15 Connor McNamara got his second of the night (Assists to Alex Parton and Steven Armstrong), Junior forward #5 Sam Moore (Unassisted), and Junior forward #3 Liam Erwin (Assist to Connor McNamara).  Sam Moore and Liam Erwin's tallies were their first Varsity hockey goals of their high school careers!  Congratulations to Sam and Liam!!

Pittsford Panthers 1/16/20 Game Summary

On Thurs, 1/16/20, the Victor Blue Devils hosted the visiting Pittsford Panthers in their second meeting of the '19-'20 season.  The game started off with a strong effort by the Panthers to open their goal-scoring account early for the evening by skating hard and applying a strong fore-check to pin the Blue Devils in their own D-zone.  However, Blue Devils Sr. Co-Captain goaltender #30 Pieter Bartelse played solid between the pipes to keep Victor in the game.  The Blue Devils' offense gave the home side some breathing room right near the end of the first period when Sr. Co-Captain forward #13 Jack McCandless scored on the power-play to give Victor a 1-0 lead to end the first period (Assists given to Soph. defender #20 Andrew Haugh and Soph. forward #14 Nick Peluso).  After the "between-periods" ice settled, it was the Panthers who got on the board first to start off the 2nd period.  Pittsford again came out with high pressure and this time the Blue Devils couldn't get the puck clear of their "D"-zone, and the Panthers capitalized with a nice weak-side tap in to tie the game up at 1-1.  It didn't take long for Victor to respond, though, as a nice passing play from the corner to the slot ended with a skillful "one-timer" finish by Sr. forward #24 Sam Bresson (Assists given to Jr. Co-Captain #22 Cal Lambert) to give the Blue Devils a 2-1 lead.  The remainder of the 2nd period became a physical affair as both sides engaged in heavy checking/ body contact in an effort to get the opposing side off of their game.  Right near the end of the 2nd, Victor's "hot" offensive line tacked on another goal to put them up 3-1.  #22 Cal Lambert banged home a loose puck, with the assists on his goal going to line-mates #13 Jack McCandless and #24 Sam Bresson.  The game moved onto the 3rd period, and early on, the Blue Devils offensive pressure and fine passing produced their fourth goal of the night.  Sr. forward #6 Steven Armstrong made a nice "no-look" pass over to Jr. forward #21 Alex Parton, who in turn made a similar pass over to a wide-open #14 Soph. forward Nick Peluso, who put the biscuit in the basket to finish off the play.  For the remainder of the 3rd, the Blue Devils continued to work the lines and the pressure, and #24 Sam Bresson ended up getting his second tally of the night (Assists given to #13 Jack McCandless and #22 Cal Lambert) to make the game's final score 5-1.

McQuaid Knights 1/14/20 Game Summary

On Tues, 1/14/20, the Victor Blue Devils visited the Knights of McQuaid Jesuit HS in a late night match-up at the Rochester Ice Center.   Both teams played each other just a few weeks ago, and this would be their second and last meeting of the '19-20 season.  The best way to summarize this game would be to use the term "pressure cooker."  Right from the first puck  drop, the Knights came out firing on all cylinders in a full team effort to try and hand the Blue Devils their first league defeat of the season.  Victor weathered the storm and about mid-way through the first period started to find their groove and began a team push of their own.  Near the end of the 1st, the Blue Devils efforts drew a penalty and they found themselves on the power play.  After moving the puck around, Victor's power play unit found and put away a loose rebound for what looked like their first goal of the game, but time had expired before the Blue Devils shot crossed the Knights' goal-line and the period ended in a 0-0 tie.  The second period continued just where the first period ended, with both teams working hard to create an opportunity to get the game's first/ opening goal.  However, the 2nd period ended with the game absent of goals and still tied 0-0.  When the third period began, the Blue Devils found themselves with a power play opportunity that created two quality chances to score, but Victor couldn't find a way to score.  As the third period wore on, most fans at the game began to get the feeling that whoever scored the first goal would probably win the game, and it also felt as though it may take "OT" to decide a winner.  Victor's Soph. defender #20 Andrew Haugh, however, had other ideas. In the midst of moving from the point to the slot, Haugh called for the puck from Soph. forward #14 Nick Peluso, who sent Andrew a crisp pass from the corner.  Andrew collected, aimed and shot the puck straight into the Knights' net to give the Blue Devils the 1-0 lead.  Sr. forward #24 Sam Bresson was also awarded with an assist on Andrew's goal, and a "ghost assist" goes out to Sr. forward #6 Steven Armstrong, whose positioning in front of McQuaid's net hindered the Knights' goalie from being able to see Haugh's shot.  For the rest of the 3rd period, the Blue Devils played solid team defense to burn off the rest of the game clock to collect the "W." 

Fairport Raiders 1/10/20 Game Summary

On Friday, 1/10/20, the Victor Blue Devils visited the Fairport Red Raiders in their first league match-up of the season.  For those who attended, fans witnessed a really good high school hockey game between these two cross-town rivals. From the first puck drop to the last, both teams threw everything they had at the other to try and get a "W."  The game's first goal was the result of hard work down low by the Blue Devils.  Sr. forward #24 Sam Bresson scored his 4th goal of the season (Assist to Jr. Co-Captain #22 Cal Lambert) by one-timing a shot from the slot to put the Victor up 1-0.  Sam's goal would stand to give the Blue Devils a 1-0 lead by the end of the 1st period.  Fairport came storming out and tied the game up at 1-1 shortly into the 2nd period.  The remainder of the game was a fast-paced, back and forth contest with Victor's Sr. Co-Captain goaltender Pieter Bartelse and Fairport's GK Dylan Ghaemi making outstanding saves to keep their teams in the game.  The third period started with both teams trading chances to score on both ends of the rink, but it was the Blue Devils that broke the ice.  Sr. forward #26 James Tilley tipped and redirected a shot on net to put Victor up 2-1 early in the 3rd period (Assists to Jr. forward #21 Alex Parton and Soph. forward #14 Nick Peluso).  For the remainder of the game, Fairport pressed repeatedly to get the tying goal, but Victor dug in deep to repel the Red Raiders multiple attempts to score.  The Blue Devils finally burned out the clock and came away with a hard fought win.  Both teams played with a lot of passion and intensity, and left everything on the ice.  It was a well-played and coached game by both teams.

Penfield Patriots 1/7/20 Game Summary

On Tues, 1/7/20, the Victor Blue Devils hosted the Penfield Patriots in their first league match-up of the 2019-20 season.  The game was one of great effort, grit and intensity that was shown by both sides to walk away from the contest with a "W." The first period proved to be the most fruitful in terms of goals scored by either team.  About halfway through the 1st, the Patriots' Nate Audi scored unassisted to give Penfield a 1-0 lead.  About a minute later, the Blue Devils responded with a power-play goal to tie the game up at 1's when Victor's  Soph. defender #20 Andrew Haugh scored (Assists to Sr. forward #24 Sam Bresson and Sr. Co-Cap't/ forward #13 Jack McCandless) from the point.  A couple of minutes later in the 1st, the Blue Devils went to work on the power play again.  Andrew scored his second goal of the night (Assists to Soph. forward #14 Nick Peluso and Jr. forward #21 Alex Parton) to give Victor a 2-1 lead.  As the game wore on, the pace picked up, and so did both team's wills to win the game.  What ended up to be the last goal of the game was scored by Victor's  Sr. forward #6 Stevie Armstrong (Assist to Soph. forward #19 Charlie Romeis) to give the Blue Devils a 3-1 lead by the end of the 2nd period.  Further evidence of the game's fervor included a Victor penalty shot being stopped by Penfield's GK Brandon Holmes and an open-net shot on the Victor goal being blocked/ saved by Blue Devil's Jr. defender #18 Alex Seiler!  Great game and coaching by both teams!

McQuaid Knights 1/4/20 Game Summary

Coming back from their Holiday break, on Saturday, 1/4/20, the Victor Blue Devils started off the New Year by hosting the visiting McQuaid Jesuit Knights for an afternoon matchup.  The Blue Devils started off the game by pressing the Knights to try and get on the scoreboard first, but it was the Knights who scored the game's first goal early in the 1st period.  After this opening goal, Victor responded with three goals by the end of the period.  "Birthday Boy" Sr. forward Steven Armstrong bagged his first goal (Assist to Jr. forward #21 Alex Parton) and added another a few minutes later to turn the tide of the game and give the Blue Devils a 2-1 lead around the halfway point of the 1st period.  Victor continued to skate hard and worked the puck in the Knights zone to set up their 3rd/ GWG.  Jr. Co-Captain #22 Cal Lambert worked the puck out of the corner, and laid it off the Sr. Co-Captain #11 Tristan Sulecki at the point.  Sulecki got off a low slapper from the point, and Sr. foward #26 James Tilley put away the rebound to tally his first goal of the season!  The 1st period ended with the Blue Devils up 3-1 over the Knights.  During the second period, both sides continued to exchange chances to score, but solid goaltending by Victor's Pieter Bartelse and McQuaid's David Battisti kept both teams off the board by the end of the period.  By the end of the third period, the game saw two more goals scored...one by each team.  The Blue Devils tallied their 4th goal near the end of the 3rd with Soph. forward #14 Nick Peluso putting a quick shot past the Knight's GK (Assist to Jr. forward #21 Alex Parton).  McQuaid scored their 2nd goal of the game near the end of the period, but the game ended shortly afterward with a 4-2 victory in favor of the Blue Devils.

Skaneateles 12/20/19 Game Summary

On Friday, 12/20/19, the Victor Blue Devils looked to get better by hosting last year's Division II NYS Champions and undefeated Skaneateles.  Those who came to watch witnessed a great high school hockey game where both sides traded chances to score, hit posts, hit each other, and gave it their all to win the game.  The Lakers got on the board first while on the powerplay.  The Blue Devils answered near the end of the 1st period while on their own powerplay.   Sr. forward #6 Steven Armstrong scored on a quick/ low wrister (Assist to Jr. defender #23 Ben Weingart) to tie the game up at 1 a piece.  Both teams continued to trade chances at both ends of the ice, but it was the Blue Devils who allowed the next goal right before the end of the 2nd period.  The 3rd period began with a push by Victor to try and tie the score, but the Lakers stopped all Blue Devils attempts to tie up the game at 2's.  Skaneateles's third goal was an empty netter that was scored by their third different goal-scorer.  The Blue Devils now take a quick Holiday break before getting back on the ice...looking forward to the New Year and the possibilities that it holds.

Greece Storm 12/17/19 Game Summary

On Tues., 12/17/19, the Victor Blue Devils traveled to Lakeshore Ice Arena to take on the Greece Storm in their first league matchup of the season.  The game got started a little after 7PM, and the Blue Devils offense was clicking early in the game.  Victor worked the puck well and played well together to set up numerous chances to score.  By the end of the game, the Blue Devils ended up with nine goalscorers and eight who were credited with assists...and they were as follows: #13 Jack McCandless (2G), #21 Alex Parton (1G), #14 Nick Peluso (1G, 2A), #22 Cal Lambert (1G, 2A), #6 Steven Armstrong (1G, 1A), #24 Sam Bresson, (1G), #20 Andrew Haugh (2A), #11 Tristan Sulecki (2A), and #12 Nick Francher (1A).  There were three Victor players who scored their first Varsity goals, and they were: #23 Ben Weingart, #2 Nick Mendola, and #19 Charlie Romeis.  Blue Devil netminders #30 Pieter Bartelse and #33 Garrett Simpson worked with the "D"-men to make 15 saves and to preserve the team's 2nd shutout of the season.  This was Garrett's first Varsity hockey game as well...congratulations to him!  Way to work hard and for one another Blue Devils!

Ithaca 12/14/19 Game Summary

On Sat., 12/14/19, the Victor Blue Devils traveled to the southern end of Cayuga Lake to take on the 'Lil Red of Ithaca HS at Cornell University's Lynah Rink.  The puck dropped at 1PM, and it took little time for Victor to get on the board.  Sr. Co-Captain #13 Jack McCandless scored after a couple of minutes into the game (Assists to #22 Cal Lambert and #24 Sam Bresson) to put Victor up 1-0.  Near the end of the 1st period, it was Jack again who scored his second of the afternoon while on a Victor power play (Assists to Sam and Cal again).  The first period ended with Victor leading 2-0.  The second period got underway, and it didn't take Victor long to get on the board again.  Sr. forward Jack McCandless got his third goal of the game...a shorty and a hatty...with the assist coming from #24 Sam Bresson.  Victor's special teams were tested again, and ended up getting rewarded two more times with good teamwork and hustle.  Sr. forward # 6 Steven Armstrong tallied the Blue Devils second shorty of the afternoon (Assist to #21 Alex Parton), and it was Sr. forward #23 Cal Lambert who scored Victor's third short-handed goal unassisted to start the 3rd period.  Victor's final goal of the afternoon was scored about halfway through the 3rd period.  Steven Armstrong tallied his second goal, with assist coming from Cal Lambert.  Senior Goalies Pieter Bartelse and Davey Bruinix were solid between the pipes, along with another solid effort by the Blue Devils d-men, to record the team's first shutout of the season.

West Genesee 12/12/19 Game Summary

On, Thurs, 12/12/19, the Victor Blue Devils hosted the Wildcats of West Genesee (Syracuse area) in an exciting non-league matchup.  After a quick start, a fast-paced/ intense game broke out that was entertaining to watch.  Withering the high pressure applied by the Wildcats, it was the Blue Devils who got on the board first about 9 minutes into the 1st period.  Sophomore forward #14 Nick Peluso put on the jets, went to the net, and put a nice wrister past the West Genesee netminder to put Victor up 1-0 (Assists to #23 Ben Weingart + #20 Andrew Haugh).  The 1st period ended with the same scoreline, but that changed quickly as it was the Blue Devils who picked up the pace to start the 2nd period.  That effort was rewarded as Senior forward Steven Armstrong finished off a nice "give and go" play going strong to the Wildcats net to make it 2-0 Blue Devils (Assist to #7 Bennett Prince).  The Wildcats got on the board about a minute later, but the Blue Devils never gave up.  Victor's speed and tenacity created a power-play opportunity about 6 minutes into the 2nd period, and Sophomore defender #20 Andrew Haugh placed a nice rising shot from the point into the top left corner of the net to put Victor up 3-1 (Assists to #14 Nick Peluso + #13 Jack McCandless).  Scoring for the period and the remainder of the game finished near the end of the 2nd period favoring the Blue Devils. Sr. forward #24 Sam Bresson put the biscuit in the basket to put Victor ahead 4-1 (Assist to #21 Alex Parton).  The Blue Devils "Blueliners" played strong in front of Sr. goaltender #30 Pieter Bartelse, who made 10 saves on 11 shots.  This was a fast-paced, intense hockey game that was both fun to watch and play in...both were well-coached, trained, and prepared teams!

Webster Schroeder 12/10/19 Game Summary

On Tues, 12/10/19, the Victor Blue Devils hosted the visiting Webster Schroeder Warriors in their home-opener of the 2019-20 season.  Victor opened the evening's scoring about midway through the 1st period.  Sophomore Andy Haugh (Assists to Sophomore Nick Peluso and Junior Alex Parton) tallied on the power-play to open up a total of 4 Blue Devils goals that counted by the end of the 1st.  Also scoring in the 1st for the Blue Devils were:  Sr. Co-Captain Cal Lambert (Assists to Sr. Sam Bresson and Colin McNamara); Sophomore Nick Peluso (Assists to Junior Alex Parton and Junior Alex Seiler); and Sr. Co-Captain Jack McCandless (Assist to Sr. Cal Lambert).  To start the 2nd period, Sr. Jack McCandless picked up right where he left off and scored the Blue Devils next goal (Assist to Co-Captain Pieter Bartelse).  In the third period, Victor got on the board three more times...Soph. Andrew Haugh (Assist to Soph. Nick Peluso), Soph. Colin McNamara (Assist to Sr. Nick Mendola), and Sr. Steven Armstrong (Assist to Jr. Mike Mitchko).  Senior netminders Pieter Bartelse and Davey Bruinix played stellar between the pipes, along with another solid defensive effort, to stop 12 of 14 shots on net. 


Hilton 12/7/19 Game Summary

On Sat, 12/7/19, the Hilton Cadets hosted the Victor Blue Devils in their first

league meeting of the 2019-20 season.  The Blue Devils got off to a quick start, scoring three

goals by the end of the 1st period.  Sr. defender #7 Bennett Prince tallied Victor's first goal of

the afternoon while on a powerplay. (Assists awarded to Sr. Co-Captain #13 Jack McCandless 

and Sr. forward #6 Steven Armstrong).  A short time later, the Blue Devils scored again. 

Sophomore foward #15 Chris McNamara lit the lamp to put Victor up 2-0. (Assist awarded to

Sr. Co-Captain #22 Cal Lambert).  The Blue Devils tallied again near the end of the 1st period.

This goal was scored by #22 Cal Lambert. (Assist awarded to Sr. forward #24 Sam Bresson). 

In the 2nd period, there was only one goal score by both teams.  Sr. #13 Jack McCandless

put the biscuit in the basket to give Victor a 4-0 lead. (Assist awarded to #22 Cal Lambert).

Co-Captain #30 Pieter Bartelse made 18 saves between the pipes, and worked with the Blue

Devils D-men to allow one goal against for the "W."

Pittsford 12/3/19 Game Summary

On Tues, 12/3/19, the Pittsford Panthers hosted the Victor Blue Devils in their first

league meeting of the 2019-20 season.  The game would prove to be a battle of wills

for the first two periods of play.  At the very end of the first period, Pittsford made it

a 1-0 game by capitalizing on the power play.  The next period was an even

exchange of goals, with Victor tallying early...just a couple of minutes into the 2nd.

Junior forward #21 Alex Parton (Assists awarded to Sr. Co-Captains #11 Tristan

Sulecki and #30 Pieter Bartelse) capitalized on a quick breakout play to tie the game

up at 1 a-piece.  Near the end of the 2nd period, Pittsford went ahead by a goal while

on the power-play, and the 2nd period ended with the Panthers ahead 2-1.  The Blue

Devils came alive in the 3rd period, and took their game to another level.  Goalscorers

for Victor in the 3rd period were = #24 Sam Bresson (Assist - #22 Cal Lambert),

#20 Andrew Haugh (Assist - #6 Steven Armstrong), #22 Co-Captain Cal Lambert

(Assists - #15 Colin McNamara + #18 Alex Seiler), and #13 Co-Captain Jack

McCandless tallied the last two goals (Assists - #24 Sam Bresson + #22 Cal Lambert)

to power the Blue Devils to a 6-3 "W" over the Panthers.

Golisano Children's Hospital "Teddy Bear Toss Game vs. Webster Thomas GAME REPORT

https://www.mpnnow.com/sports/20191130/hs-roundup-victor-hockey-opens-with-win

 

The Victor Blue Devils opened their 2019-2020 Varsity hockey season with a 4-3 win over the Webster Thomas Titans in the first game of Craig Charron Classic at RIT's Gene Polisseni Center.  Victor got on the board first with a goal by Junior forward #21 Alex Parton (Assists went to "D"-men #23 Ben Weingart + #20 Andrew Haugh).  As soon as the buzzer started and the lamp was lit, the Teddy Bears began to fly towards center ice!

Victor Hockey wants to thank everyone who donated a bear in today's Teddy Bear toss!  Children at the Golisano Children's Hospital will be given the donated Teddy Bears this Monday evening.

Once the game resumed, the rest of the 1st period was a back and forth battle, with the Titans leading with a 2-1 score.  Webster was effective on their power-play, and Victor was in need of finding a spark to start the 2nd period.

The second period still had the puck bouncing mostly Webster Thomas's way, and the Titans high pace and aggressive fore-checking paid off with a goal to make it 3-1 in favor of the Titans.

Victor never gave up though and got a big power-play goal from Sophomore forward #14 Nick Peluso (Assists went to linemates #22 Cal Lambert + #24 Sam Bresson) to make it 3-2 by the end of the 2nd period.

The third period was the difference maker. Victor's hard work and skating paid off. Senior forward #6 Steven Armstrong (Assists went to teammates #21 Alex Parton + #20 Andrew Haugh) lit the lamp on another Blue Devils power-play to tie the game 3-3 with 5 minutes left in the game.

About two minutes later, a key face-off win in the Thomas defensive zone and a quick shot on net resulted in the GWG being scored by Junior Co-Captain foward #22 Cal Lambert (Assist went to #24 Sam Bresson). 

Victor's Senior GK and Co-Captain Pieter Bartelse and the rest of the Victor's "Blue-liners" held on to kill off the last couple of minutes of the game for the "W."