2018 DIVISION 1 STATE CHAMPIONS
Blue Devils and Braves Battle @ the RIC!
Last night, the Victor Blue Devils hosted the Canandaigua Braves for their second meeting of this season. The rivalry between their cross-town foes showed early and often in the game as the Braves tried to even up the series, while the Blue Devils looked to take both W's this year. After a fast and physical start, it was Victor that got on the board first with Junior Steven Armstrong tallying his 3rd goal of the season. Senior Co-Captain Ryan Briggs and Senior forward Peter Rydzynski assisted on Steven's goal. The score remained 1-0 in Victor's favor through the midway point of the second period. The Blue Devils got on the board again while on the power play with Senior forward Roman Czornobil putting the puck into the Braves goal! Senior Josh Albert and Junior Sam Bresson assisted on Roman's goal. Canandaigua got on the board while on the power play, but the Blue Devils answered the Braves goal quickly. Senior Co-Captain Connor Gelabert scored his second goal of the year, with Sophomore Alex Parton and Senior Roman Czornobil getting credited with the assists. Canandaigua scored their second goal with about seven minutes left to play in the game, but Junior goalie Pieter Bartelse and the Blue Devils "D" tightened things down to stop the Braves attempt to tie up the game. Victor's Roman Czornobil scored an empty-net goal in the dying seconds of the game to ice the game for the Blue Devils with a 4-2 victory over the Braves. Victor's next game is against Pittsford on Thursday, 1/17/19. The game starts at 7:15 PM at the RIC! Come on out and cheer on your Blue Devils!
"North Country" trip - Game #2 vs. Massena HS
On Saturday, 1/12/19, the Victor Blue Devils played Massena HS in their second game of their North Country trip. The game was a contest of wills that was also a rematch of last year's Division 1 State Semi-Final. Scoring for the game began with Massena, but the Blue Devils answered at the end of the first period with Sophomore forward Alex Parton putting the puck into the back of Massena's net on the power play. Senior defenseman Josh Albert and Junior forward Jack McCandless assisted on Alex's goal. Victor took the lead midway through the second period as a result of hard work and effort on the forecheck. Sophomore forward Cal Lambert scored his fourth goal of the season, with assists coming from forwards Sam Breeson and Roman Czornobil. Massena tied the game up a couple of minutes later, and the game remained tied at the end of regulation. In the OT, Massena countered after the Blue Devils failed to convert on the powerplay and numerous chances to win the game. Victor's next game is Tuesday, 1/15/18 at 7:30 PM against Canandaigua at the RIC! The team expects a loud and positive home crowd for this game!
"North Country" trip - Game #1 vs. Salmon River HS
On Friday, 1/11/19, the Victor Blue Devils made a trip to Section X to take on the Salmon River Shamrocks. Despite the temperature outside, the game got hot inside as the the Blue Devils got off to a quick start with a score by Junior Steven Armstrong in the first two minutes of the game. Victor continued to have a strong offensive game as they scored three more goals by the end of the first period. Tallying for the Blue Devils were Roman Czornobil, Jack McCandless, and Lukas Miller with assists coming from Peter Rydzynski, Alex Parton and Josh Albert. By games end, the Blue Devils found the back of the net two more times, with goals coming from Lukas Miller on the power play and Roman getting his second goal of the game. Assists for these goals were credited to Cal Lambert, Andrew Haugh, and Peter Rydzynski. Victor appreciated the warm hospitality that the Shamrocks fans, team and coaches offered the Blue Devils players, team and staff on such a cold night! Victor's next game is against Massena at the Massena Arena on Saturday, 1/12/19 at 1:00 PM.
Come on in out of the rain!
Last night the Victor Blue Devils took on Monroe County Division 2 league rival Churchville-Chili and came away with a 6-0 victory. Scoring for the Blue Devils were Josh Alberts (2 goals), Jack McCandless, James Tilley, Lukas Miller, and Roman Czornobil. Set up men for Victor were Liam Moore, Cal Lambert, Steven Armstrong, Lukas Miller, Riley Hauf, Connor Gelabert and Alex Parton. Victor skated hard all night and their selfless, team-first play helped create their first win for the back-half of their 2018-2019 season. The Blue Devils next travel this weekend to NYS's "North Country" to take on Salmon River and Massena. Good luck boys!
Showdown at the RIC!
On Saturday, January 5th, 2019, the Victor Blue Devils faced their crosstown rivals Fairport in a non-league matchup. The game pitted two locally and state-ranked teams in an afternoon affair that promised a lot of good high school hockey. After the puck dropped to begin the 1st period, it was the whistle that took over the game. The Blue Devils were called for four consecutive penalties and Fairport converted on two of them to go ahead 2-0. Despite getting to go on the power play offensively towards the end of the first and beginning of the second periods, Victor could not find a way to get the puck past Fairport's Tyler McMillan, who played a great game for the Red Raiders! It wasn't until the end of the 2nd period that the Blue Devils put one past McMillan on a nice rebound goal by Roman Czornobil. James Tilley was credited with the assist. Victor kept up the pressure to try and get the tying goal for the rest of the game, but they couldn't figure out a way to get another one past Fairport's netminder. Fairport tallied a third goal in the dying seconds of the game on an empty netter to make the game's final score 3-1 in favor of the Red Raiders. Victor's next game is away vs. Churchville-Chili at the Scottsville Ice Arena on Tuesday, 1/9/19 at 7:30 PM. It is a league matchup and we hope you can come out and cheer on your Blue Devils as they look to stay sharp in Monroe County Division 2 play as they restart their season for the new calendar year!
Blue Devils and McQuaid battle in Cooper Petrone's return!
On Saturday, 12/22/18, two top Section V high school hockey programs played a great game, but that story is secondary to what really mattered. After an ongoing two-month battle vs. non-Hodgkins lymphoma, McQuaid Senior Cooper Petrone returned to the ice to skate with his team. Cheers and well-wishes from all in attendance reverberated through RIC as Cooper took his place at center ice as a McQuaid co-captain. After a brief recognition of Cooper and his battle vs. cancer and the singing of the National Anthem, the puck was dropped at center ice and the game was on. A fast-paced game of hard skating and sharp passing soon engaged, and it was McQuaid who got on the board first scoring a nice short-handed goal to go up 1-0 near the end of the 1st period. At the start of the second period, Victor picked up the pace and started to put more shots and pressure on the McQuaid team and goalie. The Blue Devils hard work paid off on the power-play when Senior Co-Captain Lukas Miller snapped off a quick wrist shot that found the roof of the McQuaid net to tie the game up at 1-1 about 5 minutes into the 2nd period. Lukas was assisted by Junior forward Liam Moore. The game stayed tied for most of the 3rd period until Victor broke through again with the same combination of teammates for the game winner! At the 14th minute of the 3rd period, Lukas scored an almost identical goal, roofing a quick-wrister past the McQuaid goalie for his second goal of the night. Liam again played a role in setting up Lukas's game winner, as well as Jack McCandless! Victor's next game is on Saturday, 1/5/19 vs. Fairport at 3PM at the RIC. COME ON OUT AND CHEER ON YOUR BLUE DEVILS AS THEY START THEIR PLAY IN THE NEW YEAR!
"COOPER STRONG #27!"
TEDDY BEAR TOSS NEWS!!!
Thank you for your support! Over 170 bears were collected at the Teddy Bear Toss on 11/24/18. The bears were donated to Golisano Children's Hospital and to Victor First Presbyterian Church.
Congratulations to the
2018-19 Varsity Team
See "Pages -> Roster" above for player names, position, jersey number and grade.
2018-19 Varsity Captains
Connor Gelabert, Lukas Miller, and Ryan Briggs
Back Row: Peter Rydzynski, Roman Czornobil, Ricky Currier, Josh Albert, Josh Herendeen
Front Row: Riley Hauf, Ryan Briggs, Connor Gelabert, Lukas Miller, Chris Baker
Get Involved in the Victor Hockey Booster Club!
Our Booster Club funds a significant portion of our Varsity and JV Hockey teams each year. In order to maintain this level of support we need volunteers! You can determine your level of involvement - from participating in a fund raiser to holding a seat on our Board.
All are welcome to attend our Booster Club meetings! All meetings are at 7:00 PM at the Victor High School.
Next Board Meeting is Monday, January 7th at 7:00 PM at Victor High School