Going into the last game of the season needing to tie or beat the 1st place Batavia Ramparts, The NCCYHA Steelers Midget 16U team pulled out a 4-4 tie, letting in a last minute power play goal to earn the tie. Ending up with a 3-2-1 record to edge out the Niagara Coyotes by one point to qualify for the NYSAHA State Ice Hockey Championships. The NCCYHA Steelers and Batavia Ramparts will represent the West Section at the Northtown Center in Amherst and the HARBORCENTER March 18th-20th, 2016. Both teams will be facing the top two teams from the East, North and Central sections of New York State to determine the State Champion.
Pictured above: Left to right
Back row: Coach Ron Rybak, Coach Keith Mages, Christopher Michalski, Christian Michalski, Jackson Taylor, Andy Tooley, Michael Meredith, Christopher Buchanan, Zach Rybak, Brandon Prentiss and Coach Mark Taylor.
Middle row: Nolan Mages, Taylor Mattoon, Carter D'Agostino, Dawson Rafan, Stephen Aldrich, Nick Pchelka and Austin Lewis.
Front row: Nick Merlino and Ben Turner