Squirts Grizzlies: The Grizzlies came out gunning at Gallo Arena and beat Barnstable 8-0 on Saturday. The offense was led by Stephen Old and Matt Quinlan, who each scored hat tricks on the day. Ryker King got his first goal of the year, and Luke Mello continued his scoring streak with one goal. RJ Vickery had three assists and Tyler Kelly and Bailey Tieu each had an assist. Chris Gauvin was the winning goalie.
Pee Wee Predators The Peewee Predators opened up their 2013 season skating to a 3-3 tie against S.W.S.. The Predators got on the board first, with a nice goal from Zack Lovendale, who left the defender wondering which way to go. The Predators quickly gave the lead back and were trailing 3-1 after two periods. The Predators never gave up, scoring early in the third, with the other Lovendale brother, Tyler, going top shelf to beat the goalie on the feed from Quirino DoCanto. Still down by a goal with a little under 4 minutes left, Robert Maloney showed no fear as he stole the puck, went down the left side, and ripped a hard shot that slid along the ice, hit the right post and snuck by the goalie. It was a great team effort for the Predators, who were anchored in net by Steven Strachan.
Pee Wee Warriors: Zachary Pateakos made the most of his time in net on Saturday, holding the Canal Sharks scoreless during his share of the Warriors 4-1 victory at Gallo Arena. Jake DeMoranville netted his second goal of the season, assisted by linemates Zachary Barris and Bethany Davis. Noah DeMoranville had two goals from his defense position; one assisted by Barris and the other coming from the stick of Jake DeMoranville. Jared Westgate assisted Danny Flynn to his team-leading third goal of the year. Down a player due to illness, the Warriors looked to Jameson Woodward to help kill a couple of penalties that had further depleted an already thinned Warriors defense. Davis also exemplified team-hockey with her on-ice communication skills and solid two-way play. In their second game of the weekend, the Warriors faced their toughest opponent to date in the YD Dolphins. Goalie Steven Strachan got the last minute start, stepping in due to illness, and led his team to a 5-2 victory. The Warriors left the Hyannis Community Center with their winning streak intact despite three “tripping” calls coming against them at critical points in the game. Jackson St. Don answered the call to help kill a 5-on-3 shorthanded situation in the third period that left the Warriors with half of the team’s defensemen in the penalty box. His effort helped preserve the lead that his team had worked to build after battling back from an earlier deficit. Ben Demoranville led all scorers with two goals and an assist, while linemates Flynn and Jake Demoranville each had a goal and an assist of their own. Defenseman Westgate registered a goal, and Davis was credited with an assist in the game.
Middle School: The Gateway Jr. Vikings 1 Team came away with a tie after a hard fought battle on the ice Sunday night. The Vikings were slow to get their rhythm as the game began, and a goal slipped past net minder Teaghin Andre midway through the first. Walpole kept up the assault with a flurry of shots on net, and Andre was able to stop most of them with quick reflexes, but another goal got by. A few minutes later, the Vikings got on the board with a Matt Maloney goal assisted by Vittorio Consoletti and Makayla Wood, but Walpole quickly answered with another goal, ending the period at 3-1 Walpole. Undaunted, Vikings came into the second ready to fight. Zack Lovendale quickly hit the net, with assists from Jackson St Don and Wood. The team of Maloney and Consoletti proved successful once again as their goal tied the game 3-3. At the goalie change, Walpole took advantage of a power play and snuck one past Steven Strachan as soon as he got in the net. The rest of the period featured aggressive play and several attempts on net from the Vikings. Especially notable were the efforts of the Vikings “little line,” made up of Kaitlin Kelley, Quirino DoCanto, and Lovendale. Goalie Strachan and his defense kept the Vikings net safe for the rest of the game, and with a power play opportunity at the four minute mark, Viper LaTulippe tied the score at 4-4 with the help of Bryan Gallagher and Josh Smolinsky.