Squirts: On January 10, the Gateway Squirts skated to a 6-6 tie with YD Dolphins. YD brought the power to the ice scoring back-to-back goals and matching Gateway goal for goal throughout the game.
On January 17, the Squirts matched up with WHK Hawks early at Gallo taking a 7-1win and giving the Squirts an overall record of 17-0-2. In the first period, points came from Ty David Ribeiro and Juni Suarez with assists from Suarez and Thomas Leger. In the second, Ribeiro added two more points giving him his first career hat trick, along with points from Suarez and Joe Urnek with assists from Matthew Quinlan. In the third, Brady Kidney scored his first career goal with an assist from Ribeiro. The Gateway Squirts are showing teamwork, friendship and true sportsmanship on and off the ice. Ty Ribeiro was voted to get the game puck for this game, but he handed it to Brady Kidney for his hard work and dedication.
Pee Wees: The Gateway Pee Wee’s played a tough game against Norwood Youth Hockey, who were just ahead of Gateway in the standings. Gateway took a two-goal lead in the first period on a pair of goals by Ben DeMoranville with assists by Chris Cogan and Danny Flynn. Norwood was able to tie the game in the second until Gateway got one more on the board on a goal by Matt Quinlan to pull ahead by one, but Norwood matched the goal with five minutes remaining on the clock. Gateway applied pressure, but was not able to get the go-ahead goal, leaving the game in a 3-3 tie.
Bantams: The Gateway Youth Hockey Bantams defeated the Canton Bulldogs 4-3 Saturday. Bolstered by defenseman Matt Youlden’s strongest game of the season, Gateway dominated offensive zone-time. Scorers included Josh Smolinsky with a goal and an assist, Zachary Lovendale with two goals, and goal scorer Robert Ramsay. Canton made it a game despite tallying 19 penalty minutes and a player ejection, scoring their third goal with only 13 seconds left in the game. However, Gateway responded by sending Ramsay into the face-off circle to win the final drop, securing the victory.
In a non-conference match up, the Gateway Youth Hockey Bantams skated to a 3-3 tie with the Southeast Cyclones. Gateway enjoyed a three-goal lead throughout most of the game, as Nick Snow, Robert Ramsay, and Zachary Lovendale found the back of the net. Goaltender Steven Strachan was able to keep the Cyclones scoreless in the first period. However, with 10 seconds remaining in the second period, the Cyclones were able to sneak a forward into the neutral zone unnoticed. The resulting breakaway goal provided the momentum needed to spark the Cyclone offense. Southeast would add the tying tally off of a face-off win with merely 23 seconds remaining in the game. Josh Smolinsky had two assists for Gateway, while defenseman Jared Westgate also added a helper.