Niagara Gazette — • While most of Western New York amateur hockey is already thinking ahead to next season with spring tryouts, Youngstown’s Ryan Stayner is still on the ice seeking a championship. Stayner, a gritty forward in his final year of junior hockey, is a member of the Junior-B level St. Catharines (Ont.) Falcons in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League.
The Falcons took Game One of the Sutherland Cup series on Wednesday night, defeating Caledonia 7-2 on the road. Game Two is tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Jack Gatecliff Arena in St. Catharines.
If you are a hard core hockey fan who has never seen a GOJHL game, do yourself a favor and go. It’s surprisingly good quality. Having a local player involved in a championship run is also worth the short trip across the bridges.