Gateway Youth Hockey Weekend Recap

Mites 1: The morning game for the Gateway Mite 1 team was a nail-biter that came down to the last few minutes when Erin Craig put in the game-winning shot in the net from the defensive point to give them a 10 – 9 win over the SC Panthers. Earlier in the game, Derek Gauvin had beautifully faked out the Panthers’ strong goalie by holding onto the puck for a moment longer than expected and then popping the puck in behind the goalie’s skate. In the afternoon, the Mites faced Yarmouth-Dennis. Matthew Quinlan’s four goals helped the team reach their 10 – 0 tally. Jack Breault received the game puck for recognition of his and fellow defenseman Lucan DeMoranville’s strong work at the blue line. If they hadn’t been so good at keeping pucks in the offensive zone, so many goals would not have been possible!

Squirts 1: The Ice Wolves went 1 – 1 on the weekend, losing a close game on Saturday to YD 4 – 3 and winning 6 – 1 over GYH USA on Sunday. Scoring goals on the weekend were Jack Martins with two, Bryan Gallagher with one, Tyler Lovendale with two, Quirino doCanto with two, Chris Gauvin with one and Kaleb Riggle with one. The Ice Wolves moved to 20 – 0 in the Yankee Conference.

Squirts 2: The Gateway Squirt Sharks came out on top during another very competitive game against the Lower Cape Coyotes. The 2 – 1 victory was a hard-fought game and a nail-biter to the end. Richard Vickery (RJ) got his first goal of the season in the first period to put Gateway ahead. The team played hard to maintain the lead, with RJ getting his second goal of the season off of an assist by Makayla Lorance early in the third period. The Coyotes got on the board late in the third period and pulled their goalie with a minute remaining. The game ended with immense pressure by the Coyotes, but key saves by goalie Alex DeMarco with support of the entire team resulted in another win for the Gateway Squirt Sharks.

Pee Wees: The Gateway Pee Wee Gladiators battled Martha’s Vineyard on Sunday in a hard-fought two-game showdown at Hetland. Goaltender Stevie Strachan faced 31 shots, making numerous saves, many of them early on as the Gladiators fell in the first game 6 – 0. In the second game of the day, Goalie Zachary Pateakos had shut out Martha’s Vineyard for the first two periods but couldn’t keep up the pace, making 24 saves as the Gladiators fell in the second game 4 – 0.

Bantams: Gateway Bantams captured another win on Sunday in Raynham against the Brewins. Final score was 3 – 0. Scoring for Gateway was Brady Smith with two goals and Brian Holmes with one goal. Assisting the goals were Will Paling with two assists, Jacob Spevach with one assist and Sean Kelso with one assist. Shutting down the Brewins were Gateway goalies A.J. Bridges and Chace Cunningham.

Middle School: The Wareham Vikings tied in a close battle against Foxboro Blue Friday night. The game was a display of passing and puck handling; after a nearly scoreless first period, Foxboro was first on the board. Jared Westgate evened up the score midway through the second period with an assist from Sean Kelso. Both teams battled through the third period as the lead changed hands. Wareham started off the period with a goal, bringing the score to 2 – 1. Foxboro evened it up and then took the lead with three minutes left, but The Vikings did not give up as Will Paling scored with just 39 seconds to go, tying the game at 3 – 3. Coaches credit the team with a strong defensive battle, especially noting contributions from Coleby Paling, Matt Maloney, Noah Demoranville and Jake Tomasik. Defense was supported by solid goaltending from goalies AJ Bridges and Teaghin Andre.

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