manda Jackson has a simple goal. She just wants to suit up for a varsity ice hockey game with her older sister, Sarah.
It looks like Amanda, and countless other girls, will get that varsity hockey wish.
After months of hard work and hope, it appears that the WNY Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation, located in Section VI, officially will be expanding to an eighth team for the 2018-19 season.
"Playing with my older sister would mean everything to me," said Amanda Jackson, who will be entering her sophomore year at Niagara-Wheatfield High School. "I’ve always looked up to her. We both have a strong passion for the game and would love to play for our school."
The Starpoint, Niagara-Wheatfield and North Tonawanda districts, all located in Niagara County, have an agreement in principle to form a merged team.