Gateway Girls – Gateway Girls won their First Annual Southcoast Tournament at Tony Kent this past weekend. The teams participating were: Gateway, Hetland, Cape Cod Cannel and Cape Cod Waves.
In the first game, the Gateway Girls defeated Hetland 2-1 with 8-year-old Erin Craig playing her first game for the U12 girls and scoring a goal with older sister Meghan Craig playing a strong game in net.
In the second game, the Gateway Girls defeated the Waves 6-0 with great team effort and Julia Elcier scoring a key goal and Danielle Craig offering three assists. In securing the tournament championship, the girls completed the hat trick of victories by downing Cannel 4-0, with Meghan Craig posting back-to-back shutouts.
Squirt Ice Wolves – The Gateway Ice Wolves finished their regular season in style with two wins. On Saturday, the Ice Wolves started bright and early knocking off Plymouth 8-1. Leading the scoring was Seth Tomasik with a hat trick. Also scoring were Kaleb Riggle, Meghan Berg, Quirino doCanto, Chris Gauvin and Tyler Lovendale, each with one goal. Thomas Galavotti played strong in net, earning the win. That win helped the Ice Wolves get to a perfect 26-0 in the regular season Yankee Conference schedule.
On Sunday, the Ice Wolves wrapped up their regular season Cape League Schedule. They knocked off a tough Lower Cape team 7-2. Leading the way was Tyler Lovendale and Quirino doCanto, with four and three goals respectively. Madison Guinen also chipped in with two assists. The defense stepped up and played great while trying a new system put in prior to the start of the game. Alex DeMarco got the win in net, making a number of saves.
The Ice Wolves finished the regular season on 13-1 run and now look forward to the playoffs that begin next weekend.
Bantams – Scoring a total of eight goals, the Gateway Bantams played their final game of the regular season with a big 8-1 win over WHK Saturday night. The first period ended in a 1-1 tie, with Sean Kelso scoring with an assist from Mike Houdlette.
The second period put Gateway up four more points with goals by Mike Houdlette, Brian Holmes, Mat St.John and Will Paling. Sean Kelso had two assists and Mike Houdlette had one assist.
A.J. Bridges was great in net for the first period and a half. Then, goal tending was turned over to Tegan Andre, who also played outstanding by keeping WHK to just one goal in the second period.
Third period was total domination by Gateway with two more goals by Sean Kelso to make it a hat trick game for him. Assisting both goals was Mike Houdlette. Both boys had a “monster” game that night. Scoring the final goal for Gateway was Alex Atkinson assisted by Brian Holmes.
With a record of 17 wins, eight losses and one tie, which places them in third place in the Yankee Conference, Gateway will begin playoffs next weekend.
Middle School – The Wareham Vikings logged another win Friday night against the Taunton Tigers in Foxboro. Taunton got on the board early in the game, but that goal was quickly answered by Connor Kelley, assisted by Wil Paling and Mike Houdlette. Taunton scored again in the first, but the Vikings tied it up at the beginning of the second period with a breakaway goal by Sean Kelso. Paling found the net shortly after, assisted by the brother-sister team of Connor and Kaitlyn Kelley. Kate Kelley scored the team’s final goal in the second with assists by Matt Maloney and Coleby Paling. Taunton managed one more goal, but the combined efforts of goalies AJ Bridges and Chase Cunningham and the excellent Vikings defense kept Taunton from finding the net for the rest of the game, with a final score of 4-3 Vikings.