- SAVE THE DATE! WINE TASTING FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd @ 7pm at RAVENWOOD!
- VICTOR HOCKEY PANCAKE BREAKFAST SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18 @ 9am at CHAMPPS!
2018 DIVISION 1 STATE CHAMPIONS
Congratulations To Our Seniors!!!
Senior Night February 6th, 2018
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State Champions!!! – Victor 5, Niagara Wheatfield 1
For the first time in program history, Victor leaves the ice as State Champions, defeating Niagara/Wheatfield (NW), 5-1 (http://www.nysphsaa.org/Portals/0/images/D1%20Finals%20Victor%20NW.jpg). Victor played smart and patient all game, not getting drawn into NW’s physical style of play. Victor played their strong skating style and didn’t retaliate or lose composure when the game got tense. Victor started strong, putting 10 shots on goal in the 1st period, but couldn’t beat the NW goalie. The 1st ended with no score for either team. Like Massena, NW scored first with a little under 10 minutes remaining in the 2nd. Victor answered quickly and often, scoring 3 goals in a 5-minute span. The tying goal was a beauty in passing as all 5 Victor skaters touched the puck. Mitch Rydzynski fed Andrew Crean behind the net who one touched a great pass to Sam Lambert streaking down the high slot. Sam beat the goalie glove side to tie it up at 1 with 6 and a half minutes left in the 2nd period. Less than two minutes later, Josh Albert scored the 2nd Victor goal – streaking down the ice, circling the NW net, and beating the goalie high on the short side. Three minutes later, Ashton Collazo picked up the puck inside the Victor blue line. Going one-on-one against the NW defensemen, Ashton used his speed and made a great inside-out move to get around the defense and streaked in alone on the NW goalie. Ashton made no mistake and beat him high on the short side to give Victor a 3-1 lead heading into the locker room. Victor felt good as Chayse Ierlan and the Victor defense had not given up any lead heading into the 3rd period all season. That was still the case, as NW couldn’t beat the Victor defense in the 3rd. Both Sam Lambert and Ashton Collaz added third period goals. Playing their team first game, Victor skated off the ice as State Champs – downing Niagara/Wheatfield 5-1!
Mettle Tested – Victor comes back to defeat Massena 4-2 to move on to State Championship Game
End of the 1st period, Victor down 2-0 and being outshot 7-2. Victor rebounded, pressuring Massena early in the 2nd period and finally breaking through as Evan Millspaugh beat a screened Massena goalie to make it 2-1 with a little over 5 minutes remaining in the period (http://pointstreak.com/prostats/gamesheet_full.html?gameid=3299054). Both teams had chances, but the period ended with Massena up 2-1. Victor started the 3rd strong, drawing Massena to take penalties. The first penalty came as Andrew Crean streaked down the left wing on a partial breakaway and was taken down as he broke in to the goalie. It didn’t take long for Josh Albert to capitalize on the power play opportunity as he tied the game up quickly 45 seconds into the third. More penalties hurt Massena as Lukas Miller scored on a two-man advantage, banging in an Evan Millspaugh rebound – Victor up 3-2. Sam Lambert closed out the game scoring an empty net goal. For the game, Victor converted on 3 of the 10 Massena penalties. Victor plays the winner of the North Rockland/Niagara-Wheatfield game tomorrow afternoon, Sunday, March 11 at 12:00 at Harbor Center in Buffalo for the State Championship title.
NY State Quarterfinals – Victor 3, Ithaca 2
Victor has made it on through to the state semifinals defeating Ithaca 3-2 on Saturday night at Cornell’s Lynah Rink (http://pointstreak.com/prostats/gamesheet_full.html?gameid=3298828). Though never behind in the game, Victor could not shake Ithaca as goals went back and forth. Victor opened the scoring midway through the first period on Lukas Miller’s power play goal. It was a beautiful pass from Alex Hernandez that found Lukas alone on the far side of the net – he buried it to put Victor up 1-0. Ithaca evened it up late, scoring off a breakaway to close out the period 1-1. Victor started strong in the second as Andrew Crean through a backhand at the net, the puck deflected off of Sam Lambert’s skate and ended up in goal 20 seconds into the period. Again, Ithaca battled back to tie it at 2 midway through the period, scoring off a scramble in front of goaltender Chayse Ierlan that Victor just couldn’t clear. End of 2, 2-2. Victor dominated play in the third, but couldn’t break through until Tony Prem’s high wrist shot from the point beat the keeper with a little under 9 minutes remaining. Victor didn’t sit back as they continued to pressure Ithaca but couldn’t put another past the Ithaca goalie. Despite this strong play, Chayse Ierlan had to turn away a couple of good Ithaca scoring chances as Ithaca mounted pressure with their goalie pulled. Victor (20-0-4) closed it out and will go on to play Massena (12-6-2) in the state semifinal on Saturday, March 10 at 11:45 at Harbor Center in Buffalo.
SECTION V CHAMPIONS – Victor 1, Penfield 0!
This is what a Section V Championship game is supposed to look like. Both teams had opportunities, skated well, had penalties for and against, and had defenses that did what they were supposed to do. In the end, Victor held on, beating Penfield 1-0 to win the Section V Championship (http://pointstreak.com/prostats/gamesheet_full.html?gameid=3288004)! Victor scored late in the first period on a Mitch Rydzynski power play goal – a snap shot from the left dot beating the goalie low. The game ebbed and flowed to the finish with both teams seeming to have the better of play for short periods of time. The Victor defenders did their job, keeping most of the shots against from the outside and letting Chayse Ierlan in goal get a good look. Victor penalty kill also did it’s job, killing off all 5 of Penfield’s power play opportunities. Mostly, Chayse did his job, turning away all 39 Penfield shots and freezing pucks in traffic. Victor (19-0-4) next takes on Section IV winner, Ithaca (12-8-0) on Saturday, March 3 at 7:00 at Cornell’s Lynah Arena in the New York State Championship Regional round.
Victor Moves on to Section V Class A Finals -- Defeating Webster Schroeder 2-0
Chayse Ierlan came up big in net as Webster Schroeder pressured Victor all night on Thursday at the Gene Poliseni Ice Arena (http://pointstreak.com/prostats/gamesheet_full.html?gameid=3288002). Chayse turned away all 30 shots and many were high quality scoring opportunities. Scoreless through the first two periods, Victor cracked through first as Jack McCandless jammed home a rebound off of Cal Lambert’s shot off the backboards that eluded the Schroeder keeper. A little less than nine minutes remained. A little bit of puck luck coupled with smart play by Ashton Collazo led to the second goal. Ashton barely beat a Schroeder defensemen to a loose puck just outside the Victor zone. His nice chip off the boards to himself sent him streaking down the right side. His shot from just inside the right circle clipped off a defenseman’s stick and snuck up and over the keeper’s shoulder to give Victor some needed breathing room. Victor buckled down for the next four and a half minutes to keep Schroeder off the scoresheet with Chayse again turning away opportunities for Schroeder. Victor(18-0-4) next plays Penfield (16-4-2) on Monday, Feb 26 at 8:00 at the Gene Poliseni Ice Complex at RIT for the Class A Sectional Title. The first 100 Victor students with an ID get in free – come out and support the boys in this big game!
Sectionals Quarterfinal -- Victor 2, Rush Henrietta 1
Though winning 2-1, Rush Henrietta again gave Victor all that it could handle in a tight opening Sectional game (http://pointstreak.com/prostats/gamesheet_full.html?gameid=3291281). The game remained scoreless through the first period. Victor got on the board first early in the second as Sam Lambert sent a beautiful back door pass to Connor Gelabert streaking in from the point. His shot beat the RH goalie to give Victor the 1-0 lead. RH answered quickly, scoring a power play goal less than a minute later. End of second, tied 1-1. Again, Victor scored early in the period as Evan Millspaugh’s seeing eye shot from the point was deflected by Ashton Collazo skating through the middle. Both teams had chances the rest of the way and Chayse Ierlan had to come up big as Victor managed to keep the puck out of the net in a mad scramble in front with a little over seven minutes remaining. He again had to come up big as Victor spent the last 38 seconds of the game with two men in the penalty box and the RH goalie pulled. After a couple of big saves, Victor cleared the puck down the ice and the final horn sounded. Victor (15-0-4) next plays the winner of the Pittsford (11-6-2) – Webster Schroeder (12-6-0) game on Thursday, Feb 22 at 6:00 at the Gene Poliseni Ice Complex at RIT.
2017-18 Varsity Team
See "Pages -> Roster" above for player names, position, jersey number and grade.
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, September 10th at 7:00 PM at Victor High School