BATAVIA – Batavia/Notre Dame United hockey celebrated Batavia’s first-ever sectional championship group earlier than its 8-5 loss to McQuaid on Saturday. The 1987 squad was the primary Blue Devils hockey group to say a Part V Hockey title and it honored its thirty fifth anniversary simply days after its beloved head coach, Ron Setzer, handed away. Throughout a pre-game ceremony devoted to the group and its chief, there was not a dry eye in the home.
“It was actually emotional, particularly for the blokes, dropping coach Setzer,” stated B/ND United assistant coach John Kirkwood. “The timing was good however it was additionally unhealthy. Having him cross just a few days earlier than was onerous for the blokes. But when there was a spot everybody needed to be, it was the highway, listening to the nationwide anthem. It was therapeutic.”