West Genesee hockey alum Robbie Michel flourishes in Ottawa, signed by Maine

Robbie Micehl

By Donnie Webb The study abroad trip for the Onondaga Community College student from Camillus is a short skate away in the Great White North. The graduate of West Genesee High School is in his second year of residence in Ottawa. He’s even taken up a local nickname – Bobby Mike. And while he takes […]

SUNY Brockport brings on new assistant to aid defense

Stephen Mallaro

    By Anthony Buonasera After the departure of the Golden Eagles men’s ice hockey assistant coach Nick Unger, Head Coach Brian Dickinson needed to find a new assistant to help lift the team’s defense to remain competitive in SUNYAC. Dickinson found that assistant in former professional hockey player Stephen Mallaro. Mallaro, a SUNY Oswego […]

Shawn Lynch commits to Utica College


The Ottawa Jr. Senators are pleased to announce that forward Shawn Lynch has committed to attend and play for Utica College for the 2015-16 season. Lynch, a 20 year old forward from Camillus, New York is in his second season with the Senators, and he is currently leading the team in scoring. Gary Heenan, head […]

Problematic parents are no fun for kids in minor hockey

By Gregg Sutch Gregg Sutch played in the Ontario Hockey League for five seasons (2008-09 to 2012-13). Sutch, 22, was a first-round draft pick in the OHL and a fifth-round pick of the Buffalo Sabres in the 2010 NHL entry draft. He has retired from playing hockey and will be writing on occasion for Yahoo Sports. Parents play a […]

USA Hockey development suffers with too many showcases, too many junior teams

By Jeff Cox  @JeffCoxSBNation  May 18 2014, 6:32p The watering down of showcase events such as the Chowder Cup is bad for the game. After taking in parts of the Chowder Cup Pre-Draft Showcase, USPHL Spring Showcase, and Eastern Hockey League Showcase, there is just one conclusion to be drawn. There are way too many junior […]

Thank You Wildcat Nation


The West Genesee hockey players, coaches, and staff wish to thank the Wildcat Nation for your continued support of the West Genesee varsity ice hockey program.  Special thanks to the West Genesee students, parents, teachers and administrators, the Town of Camillus Parks and Recreation Department, and the Camillus Police Department for helping to make Shove […]

West Genesee claims another sectional title with 3-1 win over Rome Free Academy


By Lindsay Kramer/LKramer@Syracuse.com on February 22, 2014 West Genesee hockey coach Frank Colabufo knows the “0” in his team’s loss column can be a steppingstone or an anchor. The only thing he cares about now, however, is that the Wildcats get another chance to wear it around their necks as they head off to the state […]

Wildcats Clinch 7th Consecutive League Championship



The Interscholastic Athletics Handbook has been posted to the West Genesee Athletics Web page and here at WESTGENESEEHOCKEY.COM on the Documents & Forms page. Beginning with the fall 2013 season, all student-athletes and parents will be required each season to read the handbook and sign the acknowledgement page before participating in any scrimmages or games. […]

Wildcats win sixth straight sectional hockey title

2013 D1 Section III Champions

By Phil Blackwell.  Camillus — This was supposed to be the year that youth, and the law of averages, finally worked against the West Genesee ice hockey team, and someone else was going to sit atop the Section III Division I ranks. Yet there were the Wildcats, celebrating again on the ice at Utica Memorial Auditorium, Saturday […]