Mite Bobcats – The Mite Bobcats suffered a loss in the playoffs against Martha’s Vineyard by the score of 18-9. The Vineyard came out flying scoring off the opening face-off. The Bobcats didn’t get on track till the second half of the game. Derek Gauvin, Juni Suarez, Thomas Leger and Tryenden Medeiros had the goals for the Bobcats. Krystian Pothel was nn net for his first game at goalie and played solid.
Squirt Grizzlies – The Squirt Grizzlies won their first playoff game 3-2 against Braintree 3 Saturday. After a scoreless 1st period, the Grizzlies Matt Quinlan started the scoring assisted by Austin Fleming and Nick Bacchiocchi. Braintree responded getting the next two goals. Chris Gauvin then responded with two unassisted goals in the third period. Ryker King made some outstanding saves in the final minutes with Braintree’s goalie pulled to preserve the win. The Grizzlies face Braintree 1 in their next playoff game on Sunday 3/16 at Canton Metro Arena at 12:10pm.
Pee Wee Warriors – The Gateway Warriors overcame a slow start and a two-goal deficit in their first preliminary playoff game, defeating regular season champions, the Pembroke Titans, by a score of 4-2. Ben Demoranville woke the Warriors offense with a wrister to the top shelf late in the second period. From that point forward, Danny Flynn played the “Rebound Game” (a Warrior practice drill), tucking home a hat trick’s worth of goals. Jake Demoranville, Beth Davis, Jared Westgate, and Zachary Barris scored assists. Westgate and Davis also played strong defensively, along with fellow blue-liners Jackson St. Don and Noah Demoranville. RJ Vickery and Robert Ramsay rounded out the Warrior team-effort with their strong two-way play. In net, Zachary Pateakos kept the sleepy Warriors in the game with some key saves early, while Steven Strachan sealed the deal in his relief appearance. Next up for the Warriors is a meeting with the SE Cyclones at Gallo, as Yankee Conference playoffs continue throughout the month.