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Hamburg approves girls ice hockey

Hamburg Central High School girls who want to play hockey are busy raising money for the team.

The School Board approved an ice hockey program that would combine Hamburg Central High School girls with West Seneca girls for a team for the coming winter season.

“You’ve got to give credit to West Seneca,” Superintendent Vincent Coppola said.

He said West Seneca has about 12 players, and Hamburg will probably have about six.

“They need our girls to round out the team,” he said.

Hamburg girls and their parents have been pushing for a school team for at least three years. Parents said many of the Hamburg and West Seneca girls have played together on club teams.

The district said it will cost $3,000 to compete in the Section VI Girls Ice Hockey Federation.

Donations may be made to the Hamburg Booster Club, with girls hockey written on checks.

“Hopefully next year it won’t be an issue,” one parent said.