posted on October 18, 2012 14:33
Students at Alexander High School will now have a chance to compete on a varsity-level hockey team this season.
Batavia High School is facing a shortage of varsity level players this year, so Alexander and Batavia will come together to form the Ice Devils.
The problem Batavia faced, according to Athletic Director Mike Bromley, is that several seniors graduated after last season and then three varsity players elected to play in another, more advanced hockey league.
That left Batavia with not only fewer players -- but also with a team of mostly 9th and 10th graders which isn’t the best for a physical game like hockey.