Gateway Youth Hockey Update

Squirt Grizzlies: The Gateway Squirt Grizzlies beat North Attleboro in a Yankee Conference game by a score of 7-2. The Grizzlies came out fast by scoring four goals in the first period. Goals were scored by Austin Fleming, Matt Quinlan, RJ Vickery and Chris Gauvin and Bailey Tieu added another in the second period. Matt Quinlan and Stephen Old finished up the scoring in the third. The defense was lead by Stephen Old, Luke Mello, Thomas Galavotti and Tyler Kelly. Ryker King got the win in net.

Pee Wee Warriors: The Gateway Warriors skated to a 3-3 tie with the Braintree Blue Pee Wee team on Saturday night. After being outhustled by Braintree through the first period and a half, the Warriors found some hard work from RJ Vickery, winning his battle and the puck, then placing it past Blue’s goalie, unassisted. Warrior goalie Zachary Pateakos was stalwart in net, but just minutes into the third period, he faced a Braintree four-man rush that resulted in their third score of the game, and a two-goal deficit for the Warriors. Defenseman Jake DeMoranville would answer back with a Warrior goal at the period’s 8-minute mark, assisted by Robert Ramsay and Jameson Woodward. Still down by a goal and desperate, the Warriors pulled Pateakos, allowing Ramsay to somehow find Stephen Old in traffic. Old tied the game for the Warriors with less than 90 seconds remaining. Pateakos re-entered the net and finished with the save of the game in the final seconds, as he and DeMoranville sprawled across the ice to prevent a Blue breakaway from untying the contest.

Middle School 1: The Gateway Junior Vikings 1 team pulled off an exciting win Sunday against Norton. The teams proved evenly matched through the first period, with several attempts on net but none connecting. Goalie Steven Strachan was spectacular in net, making save after crucial save as the Gateway defense found their rhythm. Norton managed a top shelf goal as the second period began. It was quickly answered, though, as Vyper Latulippe picked up the puck from behind the net and passed it to Matt Maloney, who dumped it in for the Gateway goal. Two minutes later, Bryan Gallagher scored the first goal of his middle-school career, assisted by Kaleb Riggle, and the score was 2-1. Norton took advantage of the goalie switch, scoring on Teaghin Andre as he joined the game in relief. Andre quickly settled in though, and didn’t allow the puck to get by him again. On a breakaway, Makayla Wood scored the go ahead goal as the third period began. Down 3-2, Norton pulled their goalie at the two minute mark, but the gamble did not pay off as Vittorio Consoletti scored from behind the blue line and ensured the 4-2 win.

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