Tim Duffy and Tyler Riter, of the Orchard Park High School Federation hockey team, have been selected to play in the 9th Annual Scotty Bowman Showcase, Monday, April 15 at First Niagara Center.
The showcase features three all-star hockey games between high school aged players from the Buffalo and Rochester areas. There are three teams from each area: Seniors, Juniors, and Junior/Prep.
The first game begins at 6 p.m. and pits all-star squads from each city made up of players in their junior year of high school against one another, competing for the Tim Horton Memorial Cup. Following the junior game, the senior teams from each city will square off in a 7:30 p.m. contest to decide who will be awarded the Bowman Cup. The Rochester Seniors won last year’s Bowman Cup, improving to 2-6 all-time.
After the senior game, junior- and senior-aged players from Buffalo and Rochester who play prep school or junior hockey will face off at 9 p.m. for the Rick Martin Memorial Cup. All three games will consist of two 22-minute halves.
The event is named after the legendary Scotty Bowman, the winningest head coach in NHL history. Bowman will be in attendance to present the Bowman Cup to the victorious senior team.
Riter, a junior forward, and Duffy, a junior defenseman, helped the Quakers to an 11-9-1 record this past season.