The West Haven Mite A’s were back in action this weekend, playing twice. On Saturday, the young Westies hosted the CT Chiefs, falling to the skilled team.
Jameson Schempp made some fantastic saves to give his squad a chance. Ben Trenchard and Cooper Owens worked hard on defense, and Jax Guarino tried to spark the Blue Devil attack.
On Sunday, the Westies traveled to Shelton to take on the Riverhawks. The Blue Devils rebounded nicely from the day before, coming away with the win off of goals from Brady Salkins, Logan Minio and Caden Minio, Henry Seslar, and Guarino.
Trenchard and Owens were once again strong on defense, with Trenchard contributing to the attack with a pair of assists, and Owens notching goals of his own. Jameson Eid also scored and backchecked hard to help out on defense, and Schempp played another strong game in goal to secure the win for West Haven.
On Saturday, the Mite B team took on a very skilled Southern CT 8U Maroon squad. The Mite B defense was led by Alexa Jacob and Finn Mclaughlin with stellar goal tending from Landon Silverman. Keegan Jackson led the offense, creating numerous opportunities in front of the net.
On Sunday, the Mite B team traveled to Terry Conners Rink in Stamford to face the Stamford 8U team. With strong net minding by Landon Silverman, the Westies battled hard against the experienced Stamford team. Keegan Jackson continued to lead the offense, supported by the tenacious duo of Jack Weiss and Sadie Moll.
The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team closed out its second week of action with a solid 8-1 win over local rival Milford Southern Stars at the Edward L. Bennett Rink on Sunday morning.
Colton Bruneau scored followed by Logan Stackpole.JJ Charbonneau scored on a well-placed pass from Bruneau, who would go on to score three more goals in the game.
Evan Harrisson made a few big saves between the pipes to hold Southern to only one goal and was helped with a strong defensive effort from Kyle Johnson, Joe Mondo, and Ryan Schempp.
Colin Whelan wrapped up the scoring with two goals in the third period.
The West Haven Peewee A team finished up its second weekend of the season going 1-1, earning its first win of the season.
On Saturday, the Blue Devils hosted the Southern Stars at the Bennett Rink, falling to a talented Stars team, 7-1. West Haven scored its only goal by Michael D’Auito. Mason LaCroix started the game in net with Kai Lupa coming in in relief.
On Sunday, the Blue Devils traveled to Norwich where they took on the Southeastern Seahawks and skated to a 12-1 victory.
First period goals came from Ty Silva. Raymond Weston, Michael D’Auito Cam Lipford (2) and Allesandra Picard went on to score her own goal to make it 6-1.
West Haven came out in the third period scoring six more goals. Weston, Picard, Aedan Guarino (2), Michael D’Auito (2), scored the team’s tenth goal from a feed by his brother David D’Auito.
Lupa started the game in net with LaCroix coming in relief. The pair had a combined 11 saves in the game.
The West Haven Bantam A travel hockey team remained undefeated on the young season with a tie and a win this weekend. The Blue Devils tied Greater New Haven A, 4-4, and dismantled Stamford A, 7-1, to push their record to 4-0-2.
On Saturday at Edward L. Bennett Rink, Greater New Haven scored the only goal of the first period on a power play. Just 31 seconds into the second period, the Westies tied the game with a power play goal of their own by Brady Price.
Parker Guarneri then gave West Haven a 2-1 lead. GNH would tie the game at two before Price scored on a breakaway for a 3-2 lead into the third period.
The Blue Devils made it a 4-2 on a goal by Tanner Walsh.
Penalties undid the Westies down the stretch though. The Warriors scored two power play goals and the teams skated to the 4-4 tie. John Kennedy (five saves) started in goal and Trevor Cathey (19 saves) relieved in the first period.
The Westies headed to Terry Connors Rink to face Stamford on Sunday evening. Mike Page scored a pair of goals, with Guarneri and Matt Molnar assisting, in the opening period to give the Westies a 2-0 lead.
Page notched a hat trick with a goal in the opening minute of the second period with Guarneri assisting. Guarneri then made it a 4-0 contest with a 5-on-3 power play goal, assisted by Joey DiGioia.
Stamford cut the West Haven lead to 4-1 early in the third.
Page then blew the game open with two more goals, both unassisted, before Alex Bowery capped the scoring on an assist from Elam. Kennedy posted two shutout periods in goal, before Cathey played the final period of the 7-1 victory.
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