Squirts: The Gateway Gladiator Squirts faced Barnstable in the State Playdown on Friday. Matthew Paling with assist from Braden Hathon got Gateway on the board. Thomas Leger had a few tricks up his sleeves making save after save in the first and showing Barnstable he was ready to guard his net. Benjamin Hebbel, Lucy Murphy, and Brady Kidney pushed to get the puck into zone to try and get another point. In the second, Barnstable was able to make two goals. Gateway needed to put the pressure on. Thomas Clavell, Jacob Hebbel, and Lucas DeMoranville played strong defense keeping the puck out of our zone. Paling, assisted by Ty David Ribeiro, was able to tie the game 2-2 before going into the third. Gateway came out strong in the third but Barnstable was able to score four more unanswered goals, which gave them the 6-2 win.
On Saturday, the Gateway Gladiator Squirts played Franklin and secured the win 8-1. In the first, Paling had a point unassisted. In the second, Gateway got the scoring going. Ribeiro had two unassisted, Paling had another unassisted and two assisted by Murphy. In the third period, Benjamin Hebbel found the back of the net with help from Kidney, and Paling got another with an assist from Murphy.
Pee Wees: The Gateway Pee Wees dropped their second game of the season in a close match against Pembroke. Pembroke got on the board early in the first, but Gateway evened the score a few minutes later off of an unassisted goal by Ben Demoranville. Pembroke scored two more goals, but Gateway came to within one late in the third when Demoranville scored off of an assist by Stephen Old. Despite pulling their goalie with 2:00 minutes remaining, Gateway was unable to net another goal and lost 3-2.
Bantams: The Gladiator Bantams continued their dominance of the Yankee Conference with a decisive win over Hanover 9-0. The scoring was led by Jack Martins and Quirino doCanto, each with a hat trick and assist. Nick Snow chipped in with two goals and Bryan Gallagher added a laser slap shot goal from just inside the blue line. Tyler Lovendale was the leader in assists with three, followed by Gallagher with two, Bethany Davis with two, and James L’Heureux with one. The shutout was shared by goalies Jake Demoranville and Zack Pateakos.
Middle School: After reeling off three wins in a row, the Middle School lost to a tough Dedham team 5-1. It was an evenly matched game in the first period. The Jr. Vikings took the lead 1-0 in the first when the shot by RJ Vickery deflected off of a Dedham defenseman, past the goalie. Dedham tied the game early in the second period, and the score remained that way until late in the second period when Dedham took the lead and didn’t look back. Alex DeMarco had another great game in net, only allowing one goal to slip by him in his time in net.