Mite Bobcats: The Mite Bobcats suffered a close loss to the South Shore Panthers 18-14. The Bobcats played hard all game, but came up short. Juni Suarez, Derek Gauvin and Krystian Pothel had multiple goals. Thomas Ledger and Brayden Cannon also had a goal and Patrick Tripp and Christian Fiore were solid on defense. Charles Carroll played well once again in net.
Squirt Grizzlies: The Squirt Grizzlies defeated Duxbury 7-3 in a Yankee Conference game in Hyannis on Sunday. The Grizzlies started slow, trailing in the first period 3-2. Matt Quinlan had a hat trick and an assist to lead the offense. Other goals were scored by Chris Gauvin, RJ Vickery, Thomas Galavotti and Jack Satterley. Nick Bacchiocchi, Luke Mello and Chris Gauvin added assists. Ryker King made some nice saves to preserve the win in goal.
Pee Wee Predators: The Gateway Predators finished out their regular-season Cape League schedule with a double header against Nantucket.
In their first game, the Predators got on the board early when Quirino doCanto scored with an assist from Kaleb Riggle. Linemate Tyler Lovendale got the next goal assisted by Matthew Maloney and doCanto. The Predators opened up the scoring in the second period with goals from Johnny Rodrigues, Jack Martins, doCanto, and Robert Maloney. In the final period, Seth Tomasik and Rodrigues finished up the scoring with one goal each, making the final score 9-0. Even though Alex DeMarco didn’t face too many shots, he turned them all away and preserved the shutout.
In the second game, it was much of the same. Quirino doCanto got the scoring started by redirecting a slapshot taken by defenseman Seth Tomasik. doCanto went on to score the next three goals, including another tip-in goal off the shot from Zack Lovendale. In the second period, the defensive players were moved up to forwards and jumped in on the scoring. Matthew Maloney, Kaleb Riggle, Coleby Paling, and Bryan Gallagher all had goals with Riggle scoring two. Zack Pateakos earned the win in net, stopping all but one shot, including a very nice glove save. The game ended with a score of 10-1.
Middle School: With a miserable game the previous week, the Vikings came out fighting in the first game of the new year. After a scoreless first period, always stellar defenseman Coleby Paling started the second period by scoring the first goal of the game with a beautiful shot, assisted by Quirino doCanto and Kaleb Riggle. A couple minutes later, Zack Lovendale scored the second goal, bringing the score to 2-0 Vikings. Goalie Teaghin Andre had a great game, leaving with a shutout for his half. It looked to be a ‘W’ in the books for the Vikings as the end of the third period approached with no score change. But with less than three minutes left in the game, Oliver Ames managed to get past the Vikings defense and score on goalie Steven Strachan, despite his best efforts. Thirty seconds later, they scored again, and the game ended in a 2-2 tie.
The Vikings were back in form Friday night against Taunton. Play was evenly matched at the start of the game, and a scoreless first period ended when Bryan Gallagher hit the net from the blue line, assisted by Kaleb Riggle. Taunton tried to tie it up with an aggressive play on net, but they were denied with a glove save by goalie Steven Strachan. In the second period, another long-distance goal by Vyper LaTulippe brought the score to 2-0. LaTulippe was assisted by Makayla Wood. Cameron DeMarco capitalized on great passes from Coleby Paling and Kaitlin Kelley to score ten minutes later, 3-0 Vikings. Taunton tried to turn the game around, coming on strong in the third period. But a four-shot flurry on the net against relief goalie Teaghin Andre was unsuccessful, and Zach Lovendale sealed the deal with the final goal of the game, assisted by Quirino doCanto. Final score 4-0 Vikings.