Squirts: At the September 20 game at Gallo against Plymouth Orange, the Gateway Squirts dominated the game from start to finish. In the first period, Trendyn Medeiros got Gateway on the board with a goal assisted by Matthew Paling. That goal was followed by Nathan Ribiero, Paling made the third goal assisted by Medeiros and then Matthew Quinlan and Juni Suarez added to the score with the 4th and 5th goals, respectively. Goalie Ryker King had two saves in the first period. Starting the second period with a 5-0 lead, Jacob Hebbel started the Squirts off with a goal assisted by Braden MacDonald, followed by a goal by Medeiros assisted by King, and then followed up by Paling assisted by Medeiros. King continued to protect the net with three more saves. In the third period, the Squirts continued to keep control of the puck, allowing Medeiros to get two more goals with one assisted by Ribeiro, giving Gateway Squirts a 10-0 win and keeping the goalie Ryker King’s shut-out streak alive.
Pee Wees: The Gateway Youth Hockey Pee Wee team lost to Hanover Sunday morning with a score of 3-1. Hanover broke the ice with a goal at the end of the first period, but Gateway tied the game in the second when Zachary Barris scored off of an assist by Ben DeMoranville. Hanover came on strong in the third period with two additional goals to take the game.
Bantams: During Game 1 on Saturday, the Gateway Youth Hockey Bantam team won their third game in a row, downing the WHK Hawks, 4-1. After a scoreless first period, Nick Snow found the back of the net, assisted by Josh Smolinsky. Smolinsky then opened the third period with a goal of his own, assisted by Zack Lovendale. Three minutes later, Lovendale scored a goal assisted by Snow. Jackson St. Don added an insurance goal with less than a minute remaining, after some hard work in the corner by Noah Demoranville produced the opportunity. Robert Ramsay contributed his usual back-checking effort, while the defense – Coleby Paling, Beth Davis, Matt Youlden, and Jared Westgate – played their most physical game of the young season. Steven Strachan produced a shutout performance in net for his half of the game, and Zachary Pateakos also played well in net.
In Game 2 on Sunday, a depleted roster was one of the many shortcomings the Gateway Youth Hockey Bantams suffered as the team endured their first loss of the season. The North Devils got a goal in each period, as they blanked Gateway by a score of 3-0. The Gateway squad will use the sour taste of defeat as a motivator in preparation for undefeated Canton next weekend.