Gateway Youth Hockey Weekend Recap

Mites 1: The Mites 1 team experienced their first defeat of the season, losing a close one to the Falmouth Clippers 12-11. The whole team played hard throughout a very physical game. Erin Craig earned the game puck for “holding her position and challenging for the puck,” according to her coaches. The sweet play of the game was a beautiful pass from Jack Breault through the crease to Derek Gauvin who was waiting at the back door and immediately put the puck in the back of the net.

Girls: The Gateway Girls team scored its first-ever victory Sunday against the Newport Whalers 6-3. With a total of only two lines and three defensemen, Gateway outhustled Newport and after falling behind early in the game, deflated Newport’s chances with three quick goals to start the second period. Danielle Craig had two goals and two assists and goalie Meghan Craig had a solid game in net, making several key saves when her team was down 1-0 early on.

Squirts 1: On Saturday, the Ice Wolves won an early battle against a tough Eagles team 5-0. Earning the shutout in net was Alex DeMarco. Leading the way scoring was Tyler Lovendale with 2 goals, while Chris Gauvin, Kaleb Riggle and Meghan Berg each scored a goal.   On Sunday the Ice Wolves played in a State Play game, equivalent to a State Tournament. With only eight players, they held their own in a tough 4-3 loss with Alex DeMarco had a great game in net, stopping numerous breakaways. Quirino doCanto led the way scoring with 2 goals, while Chris Gauvin chipped in with one.

Squirts 2: The Gateway Sharks beat the Lower Cape Coyotes with a solid 3-0 victory. Thomas Galavotti was in net for the Sharks and delivered another shut out with the help of the entire team. Ben DeMoranville scored 2 goals and Danny Flynn scored one goal with an assist by MacKenzie Hennessey.

PeeWees: The Pee Wee Gladiators Team suffered its worst loss of the season to the Lower Cape Fancy team 10-0.  Lower Cape took advantage of the early game time and lengthy Gateway commute to outhustle and outmaneuver the tired Gladiators right out of the gate.  Despite a number of saves by both Pee Wee goalies, the continuous barrage was too much for them.

Bantams: The Gateway Bantam team annihilated Barnstable on Sunday by the score of 8-1. Gateway dominated the game with great passing, fore-checking and back- checking. Teaghan Andre had some amazing saves in net, one of his best games so far this season. Chase Cunningham replaced him in net midway and also played outstanding goal tending. Scoring goals for Gateway was Sean Kelso, Brady Smith and Matt St. John all with two goals each. Liam Sweeney and Alex Atkinson each had one goal.

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