General Amherst takes over first place in WECSSAA A/AA girls hockey league


Girls Hockey Girls Hockey2By Ron Giofu


The General Amherst Lady Gens have ascended to sole possession of first place in the WECSSAA A/AA girls hockey standings.

The Lady Gens improved to 4-0 last Wednesday afternoon thanks to a 5-0 victory over the Essex Red Raiders at the United Communities Credit Union Complex. Amherst and Essex had been tied with six points apiece but the Lady Gens surged ahead with the victory.

General Amherst scored once in each of the first two periods and broke the game open in the third period with a trio of tallies. Renee Reid and Rebecca Farmer staked the home team to a 2-0 lead heading into the third period when a pair of Savannah Bouzide goals sandwiched a Heather Lenson goal to round out the scoring.

Reid, Sam Morand and Maria Goggin each added a pair of assists with Bouzide and Gillian Sparling each adding one assist each.

“We fought it a bit,” said Lady Gens head coach Scott Hamelin. “There wasn’t a good flow. (Goalie) Megan (Wismer) was solid in net and found a way to put the puck in the net.”

Hamelin noted they were able to get goals from both the forwards and the back end as well.

“It was a good effort and we found a way to get a win,” said Hamelin.

Farmer said she believed it was a good game for the Lady Gens.

“I thought we played well and passed the puck well,” said Farmer.

Farmer added the win was important because it gave their team the top spot in the WECSSAA standings by themselves.

“We know we can play against tougher teams,” added teammate Olivia Gyori.

Gyori is pleased to see the improvement in the Lady Gens and in the school’s girls hockey program.

“We finally have got a good team,” said Gyori. “Everything is finally coming together.”

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