Hollis Brookline Sports Talk
First loss for Cavs Pee Wee 1 team
In Valley League Youth Hockey action the Southern New Hampshire Cavaliers Pee Wee 1 team remained on top in the AAA Division with two wins and a loss.
In their first weekend match-up the Cavs downed Concord-Carlisle 8-1, notching five first period goals to take a commanding lead. SNH would add one in the second period and a pair in the third period to roll on to the win.
Austin Ciszek had a hat trick while, linemates Chris Haley and Isaac Rogers each had a pair of goals. Max Sears picked up the other goals for the Cavs. The locals’ defense, led by Sean Kelly, Joe Roth, Ruthvik Yenisetti and Damien Barahona, limited the shots on goalies Nick Hall and Ben Goolsby.
Next, ther next match up the Cavs faced a tough New Hampshire East Pee Wee team, but came away with a 3-2 win on Kelly’s game-winner with just over five minutes left.
SNH jumped out to a 1-0 lead just 15 seconds into the game off a goal by Rogers, and Haley added another early in the second period to put the Cavs up 2-0. But, Hampshire East battled back adding goals in the second and third period to tie the game 2-2.
With a little over 5 minutes remaining in the game TJ Vitullo won the faceoff in the offensive zone; sweeping the puck to Kelly at the blue line, Kelly let rip a blast that made the difference as the Cavs went on to dominate play in the neutral zone.
Finally, the Cavs good fortune came to an end as North Andover edged them, 4-3, on a goal with less than four minutes to play.
The locals jumped out to a 1-0 lead early in the first period off a nice blast from Vitullo, and Rogers added nice unassisted goal early in the second period to put the Cavs up 2-0. The second period was a battle at each end of the ice, but North Andover notched three goals to go up 3-2, Rogers added his second goal of the game with just 22 seconds remaining in the period to tie it up 3-3.
Despite a flurry of action by SNH forwards Barhona, Vitullo, Sears, Rogers, Haley and Ciszek throughout the third period the Cavs could not find the back of the net. Goalies N. Hall and Goolsby played strong throughout the game, while defensemen Miller, Kelly, J Roth, and Yenisetti helped limit the opponents scoring chances until North Andover broke through.
Blue is 8-1
The Cavaliers Squirt Blue team is now 8-1 on the season after beating Brookline 8-0 and Reading 10-1.
In the Brookline game, the first period defensive work Matthew MacBean and Thomas Cahill kept Brookline’s offense at bay. Late in the first, defenseman Ben Foley kept the puck in Brookline’s zone on a delayed penalty. Forward’s Aidan Rowe and Ryan Bizier pressure down low gave Nate Bizier a clear shot on a rebound, putting the Cavaliers on top 1-0.
The second period continued with aggressive play by the Cavaliers. Forward Jack Conmy played the puck back to defensemen Matt D’Ortona, and D’Ortona used the boards to clear the puck up to a breaking Andre Ducharme. Ducharme then went the length of the ice to score, putting the Cavs up 2-0. Just minutes later Cavaliers Forward Ryan Kelly scored five-hole from a feed from Ducharme.
Brookline had break-in chances late in the period, but Cavaliers goaltender Ethan Gaffney made three huge saves. Ducharme then scored on a power play goal to end the second with the Cavs up, 4-0.
The Cavaliers scored four more in the third as Will Dodge put up two with an assist going to Ryan Bizier. Ducharme scored again for a hat trick and Nate Bizier netted his second. Rowe also appeared to score on a deflection, but the goal was reversed after the officials determined the net was dislodged.
Cavs 10, Reading 1
The Cavaliers started the scoring early in the first as Nate Bizier kept the puck in Reading’s zone, allowing Foley to work the puck in front to Kelley for the 1-0 lead. The locals then scored a shorthanded goal as the work of Rowe broke up Reading’s chances for a break in sending teammate Dodge on the attack. Dodge scored, extending the lead 2-0.
Later in the period, Dodge scored a power play goal, assisted by Nate Bizier, to make it a 3-0 game after one.
The Cavaliers scored seven more goals against Reading. Ducharme posted three unassisted goals, and there was one goal each by Thomas Cahill ( assisted by Nate Bizier), Ryan Bizier (assisted by Nate Bizier, Dodge for a hat trick (assisted by Ryan Bizier) and Ethan Gaffney unassisted. D’Ortona got the win in net for the Cavaliers.