On Saturday, the Gladiators Mite C team took a tough loss against the Southcoast Panthers. Although the Gladiators came out skating strong, the Panthers just proved to be too much. Desmond Murphy scored the lone goal for the Gladiators. Playing strong defense for the Gladiators were Andrew Soucy, Keeghan Hewak, and Jake Lovendale. Tomas doCanto played great in net, making some highlight saves, facing 48 shots. The Gladiators will enjoy a bye weekend before they are back on the ice on November 18.
The Gladiators Midget Blue team played their final regular season game on Saturday, finishing the season in style with a 5-3 victory over the Devils. Noah Reardon got the Gladiators on the board halfway through the first period, taking a pass from Quirino doCanto, in the slot, and beat the goalie with a quick shot. Also getting an assist on the play was Tyler Lovendale. Lovendale added the next goal, with a little over a minute left in the period, with the assist going to doCanto. Just over twenty seconds later, doCanto outhustled the Devils defenseman, stole the puck, and beat the goalie, five hole, giving the Gladiators a 3-0 lead going into the second period. Lovendale added his second goal with just under eight minutes left in the game, assisted again by doCanto. Then, there was a momentum shift, and the Devils poured in three goals over the next two minutes, cutting the Gladiators lead to one. Zack Lovendale then stopped the bleeding, stealing a puck at center ice, skating through a few Devils players, and beat the goalie with a quick shot over his shoulder. Alex DeMarco played well in net, making 23 saves on the day. The Gladiators finished the regular season with nine wins, four losses, and one tie. They have a shot to make the playoffs, their first year in the SNEHC League.