[Extensions of Remarks]
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From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]



                            HON. JOHN KATKO

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                        Tuesday, April 25, 2017

  Mr. KATKO. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the victory of the 
Skaneateles Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Team in the 2017 New York State 
Public High School Athletic Association Championship on February 11, 
2017. The Skaneateles Lakers defeated Orchard Park by a score of 5-1 
for their second state title.
   The Lakers, who never trailed a game and had nine shutouts, finished 
out a perfect season with a 19-0 record. They scored 109 goals this 
past season, while only getting scored on 13 times. Members of the 
undefeated state championship team include Sophie Kush, Alison Weiss, 
Maria McLean, Johna Halko, Lauren Jones, Kat Lindgren, Katie Halko, 
Emily Cox, Grace Schnorr, Abby Kuhns, Cecily Kawejsza, Katrina Harter, 
Anne Rubel, Megan Teachout, Heather Tanzella, Jessica Smith, Sophia 
Burns, Ioanna Christou, Grace Kush, Campbell Torrey, and Caroline 
Corbett. The team is coached by Andy Rozak.
   Not only did the Lakers play hard this season, but they studied hard 
as well. The Lakers were also a New York State Scholar Athlete team due 
to their academic accomplishments.
   I am honored to recognize the teamwork displayed by the Skaneateles 
Lakers and to congratulate the members of the team, their families, the 
coaching staff, and teachers at Skaneateles High School. This is a 
historic win for Central New York and I am confident that the positive 
experiences from the 2017 season will yield continued success in both 
athletics and academics.

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