• Mites 1: The Mites 1 team stunned the previously undefeated Lower Cape 2 team on Saturday by beating them 4–1 in Orleans. The Gateway team jumped out to an early lead with three quick goals in the first period. Both teams then scored in the second period. The Mites 1 team’s skating speed paid off well in this game and their on-the-mark passes led to many assists in the goal scoring. All in all, this was a team effort and a team win!
• Squirts 1: The Gateway Ice Wolves played three games this weekend and came away with wins in all three. On Saturday, the Ice Wolves traveled to Rockland to take on the GYH Ireland team and beat them while only having eight players. The final score was 8–2 and Julia Elicier led the charge with a goal and four assists. Also scoring were Tyler Lovendale with four goals and two assists, while Quirino doCanto added three goals and five assists. Chris Gauvin stepped in and earned the win in net. The win moved the Ice Wolves to 21–0 in the Yankee Conference.
On Sunday, the Ice Wolves played a double header at home against Martha’s Vineyard and gave their fans two amazing games to watch. In the first game, Alex DeMarco came up with some great saves, limiting MV to one goal. Chris Gauvin and Quirino doCanto had the goals while Tyler Lovendale assisted on both goals, securing the 2–1 win.
In the second game, the Ice Wolves battled adversity and came away with a 3–2 victory. Scoring in the game were Tyler Lovendale with two goals and Chris Gauvin with one. Quirino doCanto assisted on all three goals.
• Squirts 2: The Gateway Squirt Sharks team had two wins and one loss to advance them into the championship round of the Falmouth Clipper Classic Hockey Tournament, which will be played on Monday, January 21. Gateway played two games on Saturday and the first game was a solid win against the Falmouth Squirt C team with a score of 2–0, earning another shut out for goalie Alex DeMarco. The goals were by Ben Demoranville, assisted by Stephen Old, and by MacKenzie Hennessey (her first of the season), assisted by R.J. Vickery.
The second game against the Warwick Waves was a much more difficult game. Gateway ended up playing short-handed due to illness and played hard, but could not pull out a win. In the third and final round Sunday, Gateway rallied together for a decisive win against the Walpole Squirt C team 4–1. A goal by Jack Martins, assisted by Thomas Gallavotti, got us on the board early; an unassisted goal by Johnny Rodrigues and a second goal by Jack Martins, assisted by Shannon Breault, sealed the deal. However, the fourth and final goal was an amazing shot by Ben Demoranville who managed to get his own rebound and netted a tough-angle, top-shelf shot while being knocked to the ice.
The Sharks then made it to the Championship game of the Winter Clipper Classic Tournament in Falmouth on Monday. Gateway ended up facing the Warwick Waves in the Championship game and the Sharks played some of their best hockey of the season. The Sharks got on the board quickly in the first period with Johnny Rodrigues scoring 20 seconds in off of an assist by Ben Demornaville. Gateway was able to hold that one goal lead into the third period when Warwick tied the game halfway through the period and then followed it up with the game-winning goal with just 41 seconds on the clock. Gateway pulled their goalie to get a sixth skater on the ice for those final seconds and put immense pressure on the Warwick goaltender, but was not able to net the goal needed to send the game into overtime; a 2–1 loss and second place overall in the tournament.
• Bantams: The Gateway Bantam team faced off against the Pembroke Titans this past weekend at Hobomock Arena. In the first period, Gateway opened the scoring with Brady Smith scoring on a breakaway assisted by Alex Atkinson. In the second period, Mike Houdlette poked one through with a pass from Sean Kelso. Houdlette later in the period tucked in another goal assisted by Will Paling. Then, to end the period, Alex Atkinson scored to make it 4–0. When play resumed in the third period, Mike Houdlette struck again to finish his Hat Trick goal including a hat from one of the fans from the stands. With three minutes left in the game, the Titans found the back of the net to make it 5–1. As the final buzzer sounds, it is official that the Bantams extend their winning streak to nine games and clinch third place in the league. The team’s last loss was November 23.