Squirts: Gateway Gladiator Squirts took on the WHK Hawks on Saturday and earned the win 7-1. In the first period, both teams’ goaltending came out strong. Bradyen Hathon put Gateway on the board first with help from Benjamin Hebbel and Ty David Ribeiro. Later on in the period, Ribeiro also scored a goal, unassisted. In the second period, Gateway got the scoring going with Matthew Paling tallying his first of the night assisted by Lucas DeMoranville, Ribeiro scoring his second goal of the game assisted by Hathon, Paling scoring again later in the period assisted by Jacob Hebbel and Ribeiro, and Benjamin Hebbel capping off the second period scoring with Paling assisting. In the third period, WHK squeaked its one and only goal past Gateway goalie Thomas Leger, but Paling completed his hat trick with another goal, with help from Jacob Hebbel.
Pee Wees: The Gateway Pee Wee Gladiators played the Cape Cod Waves on Saturday and won the game with a score of 5-1. The game was scoreless through the entire first period and the Waves fought hard to try to keep it that way, but Gateway got on the board early in the second and turned up the heat. Gateway players Bailey Tieu, RJ Vickery, Tyler Rebeiro and Matthew Paling all scored off of assists by Luke Mello, Paling and Rebeiro.
Bantams: The Gateway Gladiator Bantams lost to the Walpole Express for the second time in as many games. Gateway struggled to possess the puck and failed to capitalize on the few scoring chances they had. The 4-0 shutout comes at a time when the Gladiators are struggling to regain their identity as a well-disciplined, hard-skating, puck-moving team. Gateway will look to get back to their winning ways as the season resumes in 2016.