Gateway Youth Hockey Update

Squirt 1: The Gateway Squirt Ice Wolves ran their Yankee Conference record to 24-0 on Saturday with an 8-0 win. Kaleb Riggle led the scoring with three goals, while Bryan Gallagher, Julia Elicier, Seth Tomasik, Quirino doCanto and Tyler Lovendale each added one. Alex DeMarco got the shutout in net. In their second game on Saturday, the Ice Wolves pulled out the victory in Orleans against Lower Cape 7-6. The game was back and forth for all three periods, with the Ice Wolves coming back twice from two goal deficits. Scoring on the day were Lovendale with three goals, doCanto with two, and Robert Maloney and Chris Gauvin with one each. DeMarco earned his second win of the day making some amazing saves along the way.

Squirts 2: The Gateway Squirt C Sharks had a big weekend against the Lower Cape Coyotes winning both games in a double header at the Charles Moore Arena in Orleans. The Sharks took the first game with a score of 3-1 with Thomas Galavotti in goal. Ben DeMoranville scored Gateway’s first goal in period two, but the Coyotes scored quickly in the third period to tie the game. A second goal by Ben Demoranville, followed up by a goal by Danny Flynn assisted by RJ Vickery, put Gateway ahead for the rest of the game. In the second game, Gateway started strong with goals by Vickery and DeMoranville in the first period, but the Coyotes fought hard through a scoreless second period and netted two goals in the third period. The Sharks answered with four goals of their own in the third period. Danny Flynn scored off of an assist by Ben Martins, Luke Mello scored his first goal of the season, and DeMoranville scored two additional goals, earning himself a hat trick. Gateway took game two with a score of 6-2.

Bantams: The Bantams won a white-knuckled affair on Sunday, holding off WHK 4-3. After a long layoff thanks to Mother Nature, the team came out flying, keeping the play in the WHK zone for much of the first period. Gateway peppered the WHK goalie, but could not solve him as the period ended 0-0. Bantam goalie Chace Cunningham kept the game scoreless with a beautiful save on a WHK breakaway. Brady Smith finally broke the ice as a result of some nifty puck movement on the power play. Will Paling assisted on the goal. Just a few minutes later, Brian Holmes roofed a wrist shot from the high slot to double the lead, assisted by Jacob Spevack. Jake Tomasik finished the scoring in the second period with a strong shot from the point. While the team felt that they were cruising to an easy victory, two goals less than a minute apart from WHK stunned the arena and woke up the team. With just over 10 minutes to go in the game, Alex Atkinson tucked an unassisted goal in to regain a two goal lead. Giving up another goal with 5 minutes to play brought WHK back to within one goal and forced Gateway to survive, leaning on goalie Teaghin Andre during the final ticks of the clock.

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