Squirts: The Gateway Gladiator Squirts came out strong for the 2015-2016 season against Plymouth Green. Getting the scoring started in the first was Ty David Ribeiro, Matthew Paling and Ben Hebbel with assists from Lucy Murphy and Jacob Hebbel. In the second period, the Hebbel brothers worked together with Jacob getting one assisted by Ben. Ribeiro added a couple more goals with help from Thomas Clavell. Lucas DeMoranville scored his first goal and played hard defense. In the third period, Clavell scored twice with assists from Paling and Murphy. The team played great, securing a 16-0 win and Goalie Thomas Leger his first shut-out.
Pee Wees: The Gateway Gladiator Pee Wee team started their season off strong this weekend. Gateway dominated the ice to secure a decisive win over the WHK Hawks. More important than the scoreboard was the level of teamwork, passing and strong game play which resulted in goals by Ben Demoranville, RJ Vickery, Robert Maloney, Stephen Old and Michael Parker with assists by Emily Roberge, Maloney, Old and Demoranville. Every player on the ice worked hard for a solid team win.
Bantams: The Gateway Gladiator Bantam Youth Hockey team opened the season with a decisive 10-0 victory over the Coastal Stars. Zachary Pateakos earned the shutout in net. Scoring was led by Quirino DoCanto (two goals, three assists) and Tyler Lovendale (three goals, two assists). Nick Snow, Zachary Lovendale, Robert Ramsay, Jameson Woodward, and Chris Cogan each added goals. Brian Gallagher had two assists, and Zachary Lovendale had a helper as well.
Middle School: The Middle School team skated away from Sunday’s game against Mansfield with a tough loss and some work to do. Skating short-handed, the Jr. Vikings battled, but couldn’t seem to keep up with the speedy skaters from Mansfield. Alex DeMarco made some nice saves in net and did all he could, but it just wasn’t enough. The Jr. Vikings were led by Robert Ramsay and Tyler Lovendale, both scoring two goals a piece and Ramsay adding in two assists. Jack Martins added the other goal, while Zack Barris chipped in with an assist. The 7-5 loss was the team’s second in as many games, but this early in the season, they’re not worried and hope to come back with a victory when they play again on Friday night.