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A 23-year-old assistant coach and a player from the Cheektowaga Warriors 18-and-under youth hockey team have been suspended for a year by USA Hockey in connection with an incident in which a 17-year-old black player was targeted with racist taunts. The player and assistant coach will also be placed on a year of probation after their suspensions expire, according to a pa…

The Cheektowaga Warriors came from behind on third-period goals by Christopher Heitzhaus and Jaden Riley, then won the shootout on goals by Riley and Bryson Miller on Monday to defeat the Highland Park (Ill.) Falcons, 5-4, and capture the USA Hockey Tier II 16U national championship in Plano, Texas. Riley, a junior at Canisius High, had two goals in the victory. His fir…

Bryson Miller scored the winning goal, shorthanded, at 10:26 of the third period to advance Cheektowaga Hockey to the semifinals of the USA Hockey Tier II 16U tournament in Plano, Texas with a 2-1 win over Sylvania North (Ohio). Justin Hughes scored the other Cheektowaga goal on the power play in the second period. Earlier Sunday, Cheektowaga edged XTREME (Va.), 5-4, on…