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Southern NH Cavs Squirt Blue
Southern NH Cavaliers Squirt Blue post two come from behind victories over Valley Hockey League Opponents.
The Cavaliers topped the New Hampshire Saints, 6-4. The Saints led 2-0 early in the second period, but the Cavaliers jumped right back in it with a quick goal from Ethan Gaffney assisted by Matthew D’Ortona.
The Saints quickly regained the lead 3-1, but with just under four minutes remaining in the period the Cavs scored four goals to take the lead. Nate Bizier scored twice with assists going to Ben Foley and Gaffney, and Gaffney put up two more for a hat trick and the game winner.
Up 5-3, the Cavaliers got a third-period goal by Ryan Bizier assisted by Aidan Rowe to seal the win.
Next, the Cavaliers rallied from three goals down to beat the Chelmsford Squirts 7-5, thanks to five goals by center Andre Ducharme.
His first came with just under two minutes played in the first. Chelmsford got the equalizer and added a power play goal to lead 2-1 after one.
Chelmsford’s offense continued to pressure the Cavaliers in their own end and it took a commanding 4-1 lead late in the second period.
However, Cavaliers defensemen Nate Bizier and Thomas Cahill’s tight forechecking in the neutral zone broke up an offensive rush and sent Ducharme in for the goal to cut the lead 4-2.
Down by two goals in the third, the forward line of Will Dodge, Ryan Kelley and Ryan Bizier began the comeback. Ryan Bizier played the puck out from behind Chelmsford net into a flurry of players and Dodge’s shot on the goalie was kicked out. But, Kelley was in position to bury it home, cutting the deficit to one.
Chelmsford extended the lead back to two on a breakaway goal, but with under six minutes left in the game, down 5-3, the Cavaliers found an offensive surge. Defensemen Matthew MacBean and Gaffney maneuvered the puck through the neutral zone; Gaffney set Ducharme thru the slot for a quick wrist shot for the hat trick. Ducharme scored again tying the game at 5 with an assist going to MacBean.
The Cavs continued the flurry with Dodge sending Aidan Rowe in for the game winning goal, 6-5. Ducharme finished the scoring for the Cavaliers with an empty netter assisted by Dodge.
SNH Cavaliers Squirt Blue wins tourney
The Southern New Hampshire (SNH) Cavaliers Squirt Team beat all challenging teams to win the 35th aAnnual Groton In The Woods Tournament recently.
The Cavaliers outscored the opposing teams by a combined 27-10, thanks to an all-out team effort both on offense and defense. The Cavaliers’ Andre Ducharme was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.
Members of the championship team included forwards Andre Ducharme, Will Dodge, Ben Foley, Aidan Rowe, Jack Conmy, Ryan Bizier, Ryan Kelley; defensemen Ethan Gaffney, Nate Bizier Thomas Cahill, Matthew MacBean, and goaltender Matthew D’Ortona. The team’s coaches are Michael Dodge, Michelle MacBean, Mark Cahill and Jim Bizier.