Title photo courtesy of Pat McCarthy and The Ice Garden

Yesterday, Buffalo Beauts general manager Nik Fattey inked three returning Buffalo Beauts. Jordan Juron, Jacquie Greco, and goaltender Julia DiTondo will all return for the 2018-19 campaign.

Jordan Juron hopped on with the Beauts after a mid-season, one game PTO. She was signed to a contract before last year’s roster freeze. She appeared in two games and recorded a goal and an assist. Today she re-ups as full-time Beaut ready for her first full season.

Jacquie Greco is a player that started garnering her ice time in 2016-17, when it was common for players to be unable to make games due to prior/national team commitments. She often excelled, taking full advantage of her opportunities. No longer a practice squad player, she finds herself as part of this team’s core and one of it’s most versatile players, given her ability to play forward.

Julia DiTondo is a player you likely didn’t see last season as she didn't have any regular season action. Her lone appearance was in the preseason vs the Chinese Women’s National Team. She was flawless in that victory and very impressive in my opinion. She showed great lateral movement and has very quick pads. She SHINED in her lone opportunity, worked hard in practice and earned herself another contract.

You catching on to a theme here?

Embrace every and any opportunity that comes your way and make the very most out of it. If you want lemonade and only have one small lemon, what would you do? You’re going to get every damn drop of juice you can out of that thing. Apply that same logic to everyday life. These ladies did and now they’re reaping the benefits of their will and determination.

Great work, ladies! Can’t wait to see you on the ice next season.