The West Haven Mite B hockey team spent Saturday at home where it played Yale. The Westies had some great plays as Sadie Moll filled in for goalie and saved many pucks. Goals were scored by Landon Alling and Jack Weiss.
West Haven went to Northford to play Greater New Haven and the Westies had some great competition. Many shot attempts and great puck passing were done by all players, helping Kierra Harrison , Alling, JP Beebe, Austin Picard and Gabby Jenei score goals for the day.
West Haven had many great saves from Ava Healy.
The West Haven Mite C hockey team had two games this weekend. The first game was on home ice against Darien Gray.
Caleb Ford was in net and made many excellent saves. Ryan Shannon, Brayden Gagliardi and Jackson Ford each scored a goal, with multiple assists from Ava Healy and another assist by Jackson Ford.
Shots on net were made by Maddy Bruder, Healy, Wesley Morazzini and Quinn Uscilla. Excellent defense was played by Bruder and Healy.
In the afternoon, the Mite C’s traveled to Total Mortgage Arena in Bridgeport to take on the Shoreline Sharks. Caleb Ford was in net again during the matchup and made many more great saves for the Blue Devils.
Multiple goals were scored by Gagliardi, Jackson Ford, Bruder and Uscilla, while Shannon also scored a goal. Assists were made by Shannon and Gagliardi.
Shots on net were made by Healy and Morrazini, while excellent defense was played by Jackson Ford, Healy and Bruder.
The West Haven Mite C hockey team traveled to Newington to take on the CT Chiefs on Saturday. In net for the Blue Devils was Ava Healy, who made many great saves during the matchup.
Multiple goals were scored by Gagliardi and Bruder, and a goal was also scored by Uscilla. Uscilla and Morazzini also each had an assist.
The Mite C’s played Hamden Mite B on Sunday in an away matchup. Healy was in net again for the Blue Devils and made many excellent saves.
Multiple goals were scored by Gagliardi, Jack Weiss and Landon Alling. Uscilla, Morazzini, Finn McLaughlin and Bruder also scored one goal each. Uscilla and Alling each had an assist during the matchup.
The West Haven Bantam AA Major hockey team dropped both of its games this weekend. The Blue Devils lost 4-2 to Western A and 3-0 to New Canaan AA. The Westies are 19-7-2 overall and 10-6-2 in CHC play.
On Saturday afternoon at Danbury Ice Arena, the Colonials scored three goals late in the third period to pull out the 4-2 win over the Westies.
Brett Kayser tied the game at one for West Haven with a hustle play in the final minute of the first period. After his initial shot was saved, he pounced on the loose puck and jammed it in.
Sam Malangone put the Westies ahead 2-1 when he nabbed an errant pass and snapped it home with 13 minutes left in the game.
Bryce Upson was clutch in goal, but Western scored two power play goals and added an empty netter in the last six minutes. The Westies were outshot 40-22.
On Sunday, New Canaan outshot West Haven 34-15 and skated away with a 3-0 win
The West Haven Bantam AA Major hockey team competed in the MLK Classic hosted by the Northern Cyclones in Cyclones Arena in Hudson, New Hampshire. The Blue Devils went 1-2 in three hard-fought games.
In the opener on Saturday, the Westies outplayed the Valley Jr. Warriors, outshooting them 33-13, in posting a 1-0 victory. Sean Studley fed Ethan Kelly who flipped in a backhander four minutes into the game for the lone goal. Upson posted the shutout in net.
In Sunday’s second game, the Westies were tied 3-3 late in the third but lost, 5-3, to the NE Predators. Down 1-0 midway through the second period, Ethan Kelly hit Studley with a stretch pass and the winger roofed the breakaway to tie the game. The Predators scored twice to regain the lead, but the Westies would not quit.
Kelly passed to Leo Mazuroski who ripped it from the point. Studley redirected it out of the air and into the net to make it 3-2.
Early in the third period, Matt Kelly took a shot and Studley pounced on the rebound and fired it over the goalie’s shoulder for a hat trick to tie the game at three. The Predators pulled away late.
Upson made 19 saves in the contest as the Westies outshot them, 27-24.
In game three early Monday morning, the Blue Devils faced the undefeated VT Flames. Ethan Kelly redirected in Jack MacNiven’s shot for the Westies’ lone goal late in the first period. Upson made 25 saves in the 3-1 loss.
The West Haven Bantam AA Minor team traveled to Newington to play Central CT Capitals on Saturday and fell 3-1. Despite numerous penalties, and going into the second period down by one, Zach Melchiore and Cameren Lipford were able to work together and even the game.
Lipford skated the puck up ice and passed to Melchiore in front of the net, shooting twice to get the Westies on the board.
The defense worked tirelessly to keep the puck out of the zone, not allowing any shots or breakaways. The Westies held the Capitals to a tie at one, until only three minutes remained in the third period. Despite the loss, Benny Pikul was solid in goal.
The Westies faced Greenwich Skating Club Sunday night at Bennet Rink and posted a 4-2 victory. Despite Greenwich getting on the board first, the Westies dominated the rest of the game as the defense was stellar with Benji Brown and Aedan Guarino leading the charge, constantly winning the battles in the corners, and keeping the puck in the zone.
The Blue Devils entered the second period trailing by one, before quickly falling behind by two goals. With six minutes left, Brown made a huge stop at the blue line and passed the puck to Dylan Dicioccio, who shot it right past the goalie and got West Haven on the board.
Less than three minutes into the last period, Eddie Thomas, Lipford, and Mark Vere were controlling the zone along with the defense of Ayden Troyer and Jackson Heyn. Thomas backhanded the puck in from the outside of the circle to even the game at two.
Just two minutes later, Dicioccio received a pass from Guarino, went bar down and put West Haven up 3-2.
Forwards Keegan Dobratz, Michael D’Aiuto, Ian Olszewski, Peter Aurora and Carson Frost continued the pressure, while Isaac Mann and Lucas Macniven made some key saves, and blocked shots to keep the puck in play.
With eight minutes left in the third period, Dicioccio recorded a hat trick for the night and secured the win for West Haven off assists from Melchiore and Enzo Plano.
Kai Lupa was solid in net for the Westies.
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