The West Haven Squirt A travel hockey team ran its winning streak to four straight games with an 8-0 shutout of Mid Fairfield Stars Girls 10U on Saturday morning at Edward L Bennett Rink. Brady Price had a hat trick, while Dylan Link posted three assists in the win. The Westies are now 27-8-2 on the season.
Two minutes into the game, Thomas Porto won a faceoff to the point where Link fired a shot. Zach Goetze pounced on the rebound and West Haven led 1-0. Two minutes later, Link again unloaded from the point and Price redirected the puck in for a 2-0 lead.
Off the ensuing faceoff, Ethan Kelly skated into the offensive zone and found Sean Studley for a one-timer and a three-goal lead. Price closed the first period scoring when he redirected in Connor Moriarty’s point shot with Porto also assisting.
Ethan Kelly redirected in yet another laser from the point by Link for a 5-0 lead halfway through the second period with Ryan Pniewski also garnering an assist. Studley jammed in a loose puck on the doorstep in the final minute for a six-goal lead at the second intermission.
Price notched his hat trick when he stuffed in a rebound of Matthew Kelly’s sharp wrist shot with five minutes left in the game. Ethan Kelly completed the scoring when he came from behind the net to tally and make the final score 8-0. Goaltender Jacob Silva made eight saves to pick up the shutout.
The West Haven Squirt B travel hockey team split a pair of games with the South Windsor Knights this weekend.
On Saturday, despite Maddex Lafountain’s solid efforts in net with 30 saves, the Blue Devils lost, 6-1. Cameren Lipford had West Haven’s only goal.
The Westies bounced back on Sunday with a 5-2 win over the Knights. Lipford had four goals, while Tyler McColgan added a goal and an assist. Chris Consorte, Rafi Treat, Gavin Coady and J.J. Hall each had an assist as well.
The West Haven Peewee A travel hockey team improved to 26-11-4 with a sweep of its two games this past weekend. The Westies rallied from behind in home victories over South Windsor and New Rochelle, New York.
In the opener of the weekend, the Westies trailed South Windsor by a pair of goals, before rallying for a 6-3 victory. Colin Deane led the West Haven offense with two goals and two assists, while Kyle Droney added a pair of goals.
Droney gave West Haven a 1-0 lead just 58 seconds into the game off an assist from Deane, but South Windsor scored the next three goals to take a 3-1 lead less than a minute into the second period. Just nine seconds after South Windsor took a two-goal lead, Jayden Spreyer got West Haven within a goal with an unassisted tally.
Deane evened the game when he scored off an assist from Dante Hardt with 3:34 gone by in the middle period, and Cade Simone gave West Haven the lead for good off an assist from Deane with 6:28 left in the period.
The game remained a one-goal contest until Droney scored his second of the game off an assist from Michael Madera with 1:58 left in the third period. Deane iced the contest with his second goal with 28 seconds left in the contest.
The Westies again fell behind against New Rochelle, but scored four times in the third period to pull out a 6-4 victory. Simone led the way with two goals, while Mickey Dowd and Madera each had a goal and an assist, and Droney had two assists.
Trailing 2-0, Simone got the Westies on the board with an unassisted goal with 4:10 left in the opening period. With New Rochelle leading 3-1, Sean Bosworth fed Dowd, who scored with 0.4 seconds left in the middle period to cut the deficit to 3-2.
After New Rochelle took a 4-2 lead seconds into the third period, the Westies scored the final four goals of the game.
Madera got the Westies within 4-3 when he scored in front off assists from Droney and Bruno Martone, before Simone evened the game at four off assists from Spreyer and Deane with 11:16 remaining.
The Westies took the lead for good with 4:57 remaining when Hardt knocked in a rebound of a Madera shot, with Droney also assisting. Shane Repetto iced the game when he scored in front with 1:32 to go off assists from Dowd and Nolan Cole.