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Cavaliers 2 White splits

The Cavaliers Squirt 2 White team split a doubleheader, beating the Hudson Cyclones 4-3 and losing to Winchester 7-5.

In the first gave against the Cyclones, the Cavs found themselves in a hole early. With just 13 seconds into the first period, Hayden Shattuck managed to sneak the puck past Cavaliers goaltender Jacob Roy on an Aiden Laurendeau rebound. The remainder of the first period turned into a defensive duel with Sinead Macaraeg, Michael Spinazzola, Kevin Sullivan and Matthew Choate minimizing the Cyclones’ offensive pressure. Cyclones goalie Christian Reynolds was tough.

Colin Ross, assisted by Laurendeau, gave the Cyclones a 2-0 lead just 15 seconds into the second, and just a minute later Hayden Shattuck made it 3-0.

But, the Panthers rallied with goals by Chase Devins (two)and Ryan McInnisis to tie things at 3. Jesse Gertsz scored the winner midway throught the third on a breakaway.

In their second game, the Cavaliers fell short despite the valiant efforts of the defensive line of Sinead Macaraeg and Michael Spinazzola, and goalie Ryan McInnis.

The Cavs, who trailed 6-0 late in the second, ended up with two goals each by Ty Soule and Sal Vella and one by Devins to pull to within 6-5 but Winchester got an empty netter with 20 seconds left.

Cavs I 3,
Burlington (Mass.) 2

Isaac Rogers opened the scoring in the Valley League contest halfway into the first period with a beautiful goal off an excellent break-out pass from linemate Max Sears. TJ Vitullo put the Cavs up 2-0 in the second period with a blast from the slot.

Austin Ciszek gave the locals a 3-0 advantage off a tremendous pass from linemate Chris Haley. Burlington rallied with two early third period goals, however. But, Cavs forwards Sears, Vitullo, Rogers and the line of Ciszek-Haley-Nick Provencher dominated play in the offensive zone. Cavs defensemen Damien Barahona, Sean Kelly, Ruthvik Yenisetti and Joe Roth were strong throughout the game, while Cavs goalie Nick Hall came up with several key saves.

SNH Cavs Blue win two

Even though the Cavaliers were missing key players, they managed two big wins. In the first of back to back games, Goaltender Matthew D’Ortona posted an 8-0 shutout win over the Newburyport Clippers.

The offensive line of Ryan Bizier, Andre Ducharme and Ben Foley broke the save streak at 4:41 of the first. Ducharme scored with an assist going to Foley. With just under two minutes left in the frame defensemen Matthew MacBean made a diving defensive play at center ice. Cavs forward Aidan Rowe picked up the loose puck and sent in Ducharme for his second of the game giving the Cavaliers a 2-0 ending the first.

Foley and Ducharme combined again for Ducharme’s third goal of the game giving the Cavaliers a 3-0 lead. Midway thru the second, defenseman Jack Cahill managed the blue line, and Bizier broke in for a goal and a 4-0 lead.

The third period was all Cavaliers, Nate Bizier scored two with an assist going to Aidan Rowe and Ducharme, while Ducharme posted two more with an assist to Will Dodge.

The Cavs later won an 8-5 shootout over Amesbury, Mass.

The Cavs got first period goals by Foley (Aidan Rowe assist) and Ducharme and it was 2-2 after one. Ducharme scored again (D’Ortonas assist) in the second but Amesbury led 4-3 after two.

At 11:02 of the third Goaltender Nate Bizier made the game changing save on a breakaway. A Dodge rebound goal (D’Ortona assist) and one by Ryan Bizier put the Cavs up 5-4 but Amesbury tied it minutes later.

The Cavs grabbed the lead for good on Ducharme’s power play goal with just under four minutes left (Aidan Rowe assist). Ducharme scored again just a minute later giving the Cavaliers a 7-5 lead and Aidan Rowe and Will Dodge combined for the final goal.