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February 5, 2023

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. – A two goal first period carried Skaneateles to a 4-1 win over Chazy in the championship game of the Empire State Winter Games 14 & under girl’s hockey tournament, Sunday, Feb. 5, in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Skaneateles started the scoring with 8:44 left in the opening period when Lily Curtis netted her first of two goals to make it 1-0. Makayla Barron would provide the game winner with roughly 4:00 left in the period.

Despite Ireland Gray’s scoring for Chazy at 11:51 in the second period, Skaneateles added insurance five minutes later when Curtis tallied her second goal, making it 3-1.

Barron sealed the victory and the gold medal when she scored with about seven minutes left to play in the third period.

Brook Coffey earned the win in goal, turning aside 28 of 29 shots.

Chazy had topped Skaneateles 1-0 in their meeting on Friday and both teams finished with identical 4-1 records. Skaneateles outscored their opponents 18-2, while Chazy scored 17 goals and gave up just five.

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The ESWG, sponsored by Community Bank, N.A., is the largest multi-winter amateur sports event in the United States. From Friday Feb. 3-Sunday, Feb. 5, close to 2,200 athletes are scheduled to compete in 23 winter sports in Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake and Paul Smiths.

For more information, including sport schedule and results, visit For photos of the Opening Ceremony and events, see You do not have to be a resident of New York State to participate in the Empire State Games, and most sports are open to all levels.