Hollis Brookline Sports Talk
The Southern New Hampshire Cavaliers Squirt White team endthe weekend with a split. In Game 1 vs Methuen, the Cavaliers got off to a quick start and rolled to a 9-0 win. Aggressive defense by Sinead Macaraeg, Michael Spinazzola and Sal Vella kept the puck in the Methuen zone for most of the first period. Chase Devins scored first halfway through the first, quickly followed by Evan Doughty crashing the net on a Jesse Gertz rebound. The Cavaliers scored their third of the period at the buzzer as Chase Devins sent the puck through several defenders in the slot to Gertz with an empty net in front of him. The Cavs started to run away with it in the second as Ty Soule put an unassisted goal on the board followed by Gertz and another pair by Devins. In the third period, Methuen put pressure on goalie Jacob Roy with several breakaway attempts. Roy was able to defend a pair of two-on-none breakaways to preserve the shutout. Sal Vella and Ty Soule added another 2 goals late in the game.
The second game presented a showdown between the Cavs and the Parkway Squirts, the only undefeated teams in the division. Strong forechecking by the defensive pair of Kevin Sullivan and Matthew Choate wasn’t enough to slow the strong Parkway shooters. The Cavs were down 1-0 after a hard shot from the point got through the five hole of goalie Ryan McInnis. Parkway was able to score another goal in the second period to go up 2-0. Sal Vella outskated both defenders after winning a puck battle on the boards to put the first goal up for the Cavaliers against a very stingy Parkway goalie. Unfortunately, that’s all the Cavaliers had in them. Parkway would go on to score two more unanswered goals.
The Bedford Jaguar Cheer teams roared into Hartford to compete in the AYC New England Regional Cheer Competition. The competition showcases the best teams from all New England states, as they compete to earn a spot at the AYC National Cheer Competition in Orlando, Fla. The Division 10 squad was on the mat first, competing against 15 other large red squads. The team was spirited as always, getting some top scores for the routine. Division 12 was up next, competing against 16 other squads, one of the largest divisions in the competition. The Jags were fantastic, bringing one of their best performances to Hartford. Division 13 was the last squad to perform on the day, wrapping up the competition with a amazing performance. The Jaguars looked incredible on the mat, hitting their pyramid and bring home the finish with perfect jumps and tumbles. All three teams secured a spot to the AYC National Cheer Competition in Orlando in on Dec. 14 with second-place finishes in each of their divisions.