Hollis Brookline Sports Talk
Cavalier Squirt AA1s 6, Cape Ann 1
With forward Chase Devins out due to injury, the forward line of Jesse Gertz, Niko Mastakouras and Joe Rodwell started the first period with immediate pressure on the Cape Ann defense and goaltender.
Interference penalties against Matthew Choate and Sinead Macaraeg didn’t do damage and with ust a few minutes left in the first period, the Cavs were able to put the first two goals of the game up less than a minute apart. The first came on a breakout play from Mastakouras to Gertz, who scored. The second goal was made by Kevin Sullivan who managed to split the defense ahead of Evan Doughty carrying the puck. Doughty hit Sullivan in stride and the latter converted for a 2-0 lead.
The Cavs stared the second period with Nick Fortier, Emma Dunn and Rodwell on the ice. Backchecking from Emma Dunn forcing turnovers allowing the speed of Gertz to take advantage for the second time in the game on a breakout pass from Fortier. With just seconds remaining in the period, Sullivan, able to get a faceoff with to Rodwell put one through the legs of the Cape goaltender for the Cavs fifth.Cavs goaltender Kyle McGrath was superb, giving up just a meaningless late goal.