Gateway Youth Hockey: Ice Wolves take Gateway Winter Classic

By Wareham Week Sports | Dec 31, 2012
Courtesy of: Jay Pateakos The Ice Wolves pose with their trophy from the Gateway Winter Classic.

The Gateway Youth Hockey Ice Wolves were the champions of the Gateway Winter Classic at Tabor Academy last weekend.

The Ice Wolves won the first game 4-1 against the Boston Bandits, with Quirino DoCanto scoring three goals and Chris Gauvin scoring one.

In the second game against the Canal Sharks, the Ice Wolves won 8-0. Both Jack Martins and Julia Elicier netted hat tricks ,and Seth Tomasik and Elsie Buckley had a goal each.

The championship game was rematch against the Boston Bandits, with the Ice Wolves prevailing in a 5-3 victory. Quirino DoCanto had another hat trick, and Tyler Lovendale rounded out the scoring with 2 goals.

It was a hockey-filled weekend for the Mite 1 team, which saw a ton of ice time.. After trouncing their first opponent 7-0, the Mite 1 team advanced to the championship game of the Gateway Winter Classic. The Mite 1 team lost by one point in something not often seen at the Mite level -- a shoot-out.

The team left that game and zipped to South Dennis, where they faced the Waves. The Mite 1 team scored early and often on the Waves, including when Juni Suarez won the face-off, skirted around the defense, and put the puck in the back of the net. Meghan Craig earned the shut-out in the game.

The Gateway Sharks played two Winter Classic Tournament games, and split the pair of games with one win and one loss. The win against the Canal Sharks had goals by Danny Flynn and Jack Martins.

The two Cape & Islands league games were against the Dennis-Yarmouth Waves and the Dennis-Yarmouth Dolphins. The Waves earned a  -0 victory against the Sharks. The fourth and final game of the weekend, against the Dolphins, resulted in a 2-0 win for Gateway, with a first period goal by Stephen Old and a third period goal by Jack Martins. GoalieThomas Galavotti earned the shut-out with support from the entire team, coaches said.

The Gateway Gladiators got their only goal of the Sunday, Dec. 30 game from Zack Lovendale, as the home team finished 2012 with a 6-1 loss to the Lower Cape Coyote (Fancy) team. Though the Gladiators won many individual battles for possession of the puck, their skaters were not able to manage many shots of their own.

The Gateway Bantams kept their winning streak alive as they defeated Barnstable Saturday, 4-2. Gateway took a quick lead early with a great pass from Alex Atkinson to Brady Smith who scored on Barnstable, coaches said.

The Wareham Vikings middle school team was victorious in its game against Walpole on Friday, Dec. 28, at Raynham CDL. Mike Houdlette took control of the game early with a goal on a breakaway to start the first period. Sean Kelso had a goal to finish out the period with assists from Matt Maloney and Kaitlyn Kelley.

At the beginning of the third, Walpole snuck one by goalie Teaghin Andre to get on the board, but the Vikings stayed solid, ending the game 4-1.

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