On Friday night, the Gladiators Midget Blue team faced off against the SWS Chiefs and came away with a 6-3 victory. Ethan Harrop started the scoring for the Gladiators early in the first period, taking the assist from Zack Lovendale. Jack Martins, assisted by Bryan Gallagher, scored less than a minute later, giving the Gladiators a 2-0 lead. The Chiefs scored the next two goals, tying the game at 2, until the Gladiators took the lead back when Gallagher stole a pass and snuck a shot by the Chiefs’ goaltender. The final goal of the period came when Quirino doCanto found an open Tyler Lovendale, who tapped home the goal. Z. Lovendale started the scoring less than thirty seconds into the second period, on an unassisted goal. Less than a minute later, the Chiefs scored again, making the score 5-3. The scored stayed that way until doCanto took a feed from Noah Reardon and trickled one past the goalie. The Gladiators’ goalies both played well in net, with Ethan Allegrini making seven saves and Alex DeMarco making 12 saves on the night.
The Gladiators Mite C team took on a very experienced Falmouth team this weekend, and couldn’t muster a lot of offense in the loss. The team is still moving forward each week, learning the ropes, early on in the season. Scoring the lone goal for the Gladiators was Will Manning. Keegan Hewak made his goal-tending debut, facing numerous shots and making plenty of saves in the defeat. The Gladiators will skate next weekend before a bye week.
The Gladiators Midget White team battled to a 6-6 tie against the Devils on Sunday afternoon. It was back and forth between both teams for a majority of the game. The Devils jumped out to a two-goal lead early in the first period, before the Gladiators made a comeback effort. Quirino doCanto got the Gladiators’ first goal, getting the pass from Zack Lovendale. Jack Martins scored the next two goals for the Gladiators, giving them the lead, with assists going to Ty Lovendale and Z. Lovendale, along with doCanto. The Devils then tied it up on a power play goal, but doCanto, who was serving the penalty, scored on his first shift after the penalty, unassisted. At the end of the first period, the score was 4-3, but the Devils came out early in the second period and scored again, tying the game. The Lovendale brothers each added a goal in the second period, with assists going to Cam DeMarco and Matt Youlden. The Gladiators just couldn’t tighten up the defense, and the Devils managed to tie the game up late in the game. The Gladiator goalies both played well, with Alex DeMarco making 12 saves and Steven Strachan making 19 saves.