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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…

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The New York State Amateur Hockey Association announced Tuesday it will hold a hearing in the next seven to 10 days about the Jan. 20 game in which a black player from an Amherst team was subjected to racist taunting by members of a team from Cheektowaga. The association "will address immediate discipline issues" and conduct a hearing, which will be in accordance with t…

Amherst

Darren Brown-Hall has built a career in education. In Buffalo, he grew up deeply influenced by a schoolteacher mother, Linda Brown, and his own youthful passion for math and physics eventually led him to the classroom. He is now an administrator, the chief of staff for the Buffalo Public Schools. As a parent and an educator, Brown-Hall, 45, tries to see opportunities fo…

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Earlier this year Brighton Pool had been considered for closure to make way for an expanded Brighton Ice Arena. But after the $8 million expansion plan hit several roadblocks, the Town of Tonawanda Recreation Department announced that Brighton Pool will be open again this summer. https://buffalonews.com/2018/03/11/town-of-tonawanda-eyes-building-new-brighton-arena-hocke…

Erie County

About 70 people who had hoped the Town of Tonawanda would begin plans to build a new ice rink at Brighton Arena went home angry and dejected Monday. In a 3-2 vote, the Town Board rejected a resolution to spend $400,000 to hire an engineering firm to begin planning for a new $7 million to $8 million arena. The resolution also had considered reusing the town's second i…

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The Town of Tonawanda could take the first step toward replacing the Brighton Arena hockey rink with a brand-new, world-class rink when the board votes Monday night on a $400,000 proposal to hire an architectural firm to design the project. Councilman Daniel Crangle said the town's two rinks, Brighton Arena and Lincoln Arena, are each about 60 years old. He said the Depa…

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Teams with names like Mid Ice Crisis, Here for Beer and Old Skool hit the ice at Buffalo RiverWorks on Sunday, as the Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament tried something new: adding a one-day competition as a prelude to the main tournament. More than 200 players from 24 teams competed in three divisions in a game schedule that spanned more than six hours. The lar…