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JR Sabres 18U, 14U teams win state championships


Tue, Mar 15th 2016 02:00 pm

Two teams in the Buffalo Jr. Sabres Youth Hockey Organization won USA Hockey New York State Amateur Hockey Association Championships. The Jr. Sabres 18U and Bantam Major 14U teams both claimed the top spot in their respective divisions at the state championships this past weekend at the Northtown Center in Amherst.

"This was a tremendous weekend for the entire Buffalo Jr. Sabres organization," said Kevyn Adams, president of the Jr. Sabres. "The accomplishments of our teams at the 14U and 18U age levels is a result of the hard work that our athletes have put in to maximize their development opportunity. The success of these two teams provides an example for every player in the organization as we continue to grow and further establish ourselves as a hockey development destination."


Jr. Sabes 18U

The Jr. Sabres 18U team won its second straight NYSAHA championship, capping off the state tournament with a 6-2 win over the Long Island Gulls in the championship game. The hockey club advances to the USA Hockey 18U National Championships March 31 through April 4 in San Jose, California. The 18U squad posted a perfect 5-0 record at the Northtown Center in Amherst, with an unbeaten opening round followed by exciting victories in the semifinal and championship games.

Buffalo Jr. Sabres 18U

Coach: Joe Marszalek

Assistant Coach: Sean Wallace

Assistant Coach: Jay Maciejewski

Manager: Anthony Tomasula

F Nicholas Alfieri (Buffalo)

F Jake Ballagh (Lakeview)

F Mathew D'Amico (Hamburg)

F Mitchell Hale (Oakfield)

F Andrew Husted (Niagara Falls)

F Griffin Loughran (West Seneca)

F Joseph Marszalek (Hamburg)

F Jared Murray (Shawville, Quebec)

F Matthew Novo (Tonawanda)

F Scott Ramaekers (Hamburg)

F Michael Sciore (North Syracuse)

F Adam Tretowicz (Baldwinsville)

D Sean Conley (Cheektowaga)

D Tyler Eldridge (East Amherst)

D Anthony Hora (Cheektowaga)

D Christopher Perna (Pittsford)

D Matthew Stanek (Hamburg)

D Jeffrey Rymarczyk (East Amherst)

G Alex Camarre (North Tonawanda)

G Shawn Schneider (Derby)


Jr. Sabes 14U 

The Bantam Major 14U team posted a perfect 3-0 record through the round-robin preliminary round of the NYSAHA championship tournament, before going on to wins in the semifinals and finals. The squad capped off the tournament with a 4-0 win in the championship game over the Syracuse Nationals. The Jr. Sabres 14U team will now compete in the USA Hockey National Championships in Anchorage, Alaska, March 31 through April 4.

Buffalo Jr. Sabres 14U

Coach: Jacob Brozyna

Assistant Coach: Dan Toole

Assistant Coach: Ryan Zimmerman

Manager: Ed Grudzinski

F Joshua Adimey (Depew)

F Leo Bax (Newfane)

F Rocco Bonaffini (Getzville)

F Paul Cartone (Tonawanda)

F Alec Cicero (Williamsville)

F Trevor Kuntar (Williamsville)

F Dylan Lugris (Buffalo)

F Chase Nicholson (Buffalo)

F Nickolas Pavicich (Clarence)

F Colby Seitz (Eden)

F Casey Severo (Pittsford)

D Patrick Brady (Williamsville)

D Jacob Buerger (North Tonawanda)

D Jack Gilbert (Amherst)

D Tyler Nasca (North Tonawanda)

D Joshua Phillips (Getzville)

D Noah Szretter (Lancaster)

D Joseph Visconte (Webster)

G Connor Hasley (Tonawanda)

G Robbie Nuchereno (Williamsville)

Complete information on the Buffalo Jr. Sabres youth hockey organization is available online at www.buffalojuniorsabres.com.

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