The Western Region women’s ice hockey team won the bronze medal over the weekend in the Empire State Winter Games in Lake Placid. Western scored victories over Central (3-1), Long Island (7-2) and Hudson Valley (3-1) and lost to silver-medal winner New York City (2-1) and gold-medal winner Adirondack (5-2). Katie Stack (Corfu) had four goals in the win over Long Island and both tallies in the loss to Adirondack. Western goalie Ashley Schneegold made 43 saves in that game. Julie Gerhing of Buffalo won gold in the Open Women’s short track 1,000 and 1,500 meters and the Open Women’s 500 Meter long track speed skating.


BASEBALL: CEBA baseball will meet at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at Sports Performance Park in the Eastern Hills Mall. Age groups are 15-17 and 18-21. CEBA plays on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. Interested teams may attend this meeting or contact Scott Collin at 602-0018.

BASKETBALL: The Buffalo Warriors pro season will begin March 27 at the Event Center at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. The team will play international opponents and play 15 home games. Tickets are available at and the Event Center box office. … WNY Elite Basketball will hold its national AAU tryouts for boys in grades 9-11 and unsigned seniors from 12:30-3 p.m. March 2-3 at the Buffalo Niagara Court, 425 Meyer Road, West Seneca. This program is for players looking to play at the DI-III college levels. Twelve spots are available. Practices will be held Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays beginning March 10. Call 310-9858 or visit … The Buffalo Storm Basketball Club will hold tryouts for boys and girls. Sign up and workouts will be as follows: boys and girls grades 4-11 Feb. 17, 24, and March 3 at the Gow School, South Wales. Girls will meet from 10-11:30 a.m., boys will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Paid opportunities are also available for coaches who are interested and qualified to coach youth teams, or if you have a team and would like to join the organization in order to save money and receive assistance in other areas. Go to

HOCKEY: American Street Hockey Center is accepting teams and individuals for the spring season. Openings are available in floor, roller, and puck hockey for youths and adults. Call Randy or Jim at 827-1234 or email

ICE SKATING: A free open skate for all ages will take place on Feb. 18 from 1-3 p.m. at the Cazenovia Ice Rink. The event is sponsored by the South Park Youth Association.

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