The West Haven Mite B travel hockey team jumped right back into action following the pause, playing two games on Feb. 6. On Saturday morning, the Westies played a split-squad game with the West Haven Mite A’s.
Evan Harrison did not miss a beat, as he was stellar in the net once again. Anthony Parise and Connor Owens scored, while Ryan Schempp came up with several big plays defensively.
The evening saw the Westies play East Haven. The Westies dominated from start to finish, with each player on the team scoring and getting an assist, except for Harrison in goal who limited the chances of East Haven. West Haven passed well and held strong against the aggressive play of East Haven.
Ben Trenchard picked up two goals, and Jax Guarino dove in front of the puck to block a sure East Haven goal on defense. He also added goals of his own on offense. Brady Salkins and Ethan McGrath both found the. Joey Mondo picked up a hat trick.
The team traveled to the Wonderland of Ice for a Valentine’s Day battle.
Tony Parise picked up the hat trick, with Minio, D’Agostino, and Guarino each adding two goals apiece.
Schempp picked up a goal of his own, while Trenchard had a nice assist to set-up Salkins for a goal.
The West Haven Mite C hockey team faced off against the Wallingford Hawks on Saturday. The Blue Devils had a strong start off the whistle with a goal scored by Trevor Gyllensten at 4:40 in the first. The Blue Devils continued their assault with another unassisted goal scored by Mason MacDonald at 9:37. His goal was shortly followed by an amazing snipe from mid-ice by Jameson Schemp at 11:15, unassisted.
Trevor Gyllensten scored with 4:27 left in the first, before Wallingford was able to sneak one by West Haven goaltender Noah Silverman.
The Devils came back even stronger in the second with an unassisted goal by Seslar 11 seconds, followed by an unassisted goal by Matteo Kenworthy at 1:24. Gyllensten scored two more unanswered goals, before the Hawks managed to regain some ground and came back to score another. Seslar scored again, before Tyler Gyllensten scored at 12:33 off an assist from his brother Trevor. This was followed up by another goal by Trevor Gyllensten, assisted by Keegan Jackson.
The team wrapped up the weekend by playing Milford on Sunday. Tyler Gyllensten continued his scoring and Seslar had his assists. Silverman’s command of the puck was second to none and he was able to touch the back of the net several times.
Kenworthy scored and assisted on tallies as did Trevor Gyllensten. Another force on the ice was Seslar who scored and picked up assists of his own as did Alex Jones.
Schemp scored and was a vital defender along with the might of Keegan Jackson, who was also able to put one on the board. MacDonald also scored. Silverman played well in goal.
The West Haven Peewee A split its two games last weekend. The Blue Devils lost Stamford A, but rebounded with an offensive explosion in defeating the Jr. Whalers B team.
On Saturday afternoon, the Westies traveled to Terry Conners Rink in Stamford to take on the Sharks.
Cameren Lipford who buried his wrist shot and West Haven had a 1-0 lead.
The score remained 1-0 almost halfway through the second period when Stamford finally broke through. The final was a Stamford win, 7-1. Lupa finished with 29 saves.
The Blue Devils returned home to face the Jr. Whalers and Eddie Thomas got the Westies on the board first with a nice deke on a breakaway with Lipford assisting.
Studley then made two fantastic plays less than a minute apart to put West Haven up 3-0. . Thomas closed out the scoring in the first with a wrist shot from Jonathan Charbonneau giving West Haven a 4-0 lead.
Aedan Guarino fed Thomas for his hat trick to open the second period. Lipford backhanded one home, and Guarino drilled a wrist shot from Thomas to make it 7-0 after two periods.
Leo Mazuroski scored a pair of goals in the third. Melchiore chipped in another goal to make it 10-0. The Whalers added two late tallies for a final score of 10-2. Lupa made six saves in net for the Westies.
The Peewee A team earned a win and a tie this weekend. The Blue Devils came back from a 4-0 deficit to tie Whalers A, 5-5, and then outworked Simsbury A1 in a 6-4 victory.
On Saturday afternoon, the team traveled to Champions Rink in Cromwell to face the Whalers. The home team jumped out to a 4-0 lead before the Westies came battling back. With just over a minute left in the first period, Melchiore converted a breakaway and made the score 4-1.
In the opening minute, Studley roofed his wrist shot for a short-handed tally that cut the Whalers’ lead to 4-2. Lupa made a huge save midway through the period when he stoned a breakaway.
The third period began with the Westies facing a 5-on-3 disadvantage, but got to work on the penalty kill. Mazuroski eventually won the puck along the boards and fed Lipford for a breakaway that he buried to make the score 4-3. Just 28 seconds later, Studley poke checked the puck away, raced out of the zone and slid a pass over to Lipford who again buried a rising wrist shot. Lupa made another stop on a Whalers breakaway before finally yielding a goal which put the Whalers back on top at 5-4.
West Haven would not quit and pulled the goalie in the final minute. The Westies flooded the front of the net and Eddie Thomas finally jammed home a rebound of Melchiore’s shot to tie the game at 5-5 with 47 ticks left in the game. Lupa ended with 22 saves as the Westies outshot the Whalers 28-27.
Sunday at. Bennett Rink, the Westies hosted Simsbury A1 and posted a 6-4 victory. Melchiore, Lipdord, Mazuroski, Studley (twice), Ryan Pniewski fired a laser from the point and Melchiore pounced on the rebound. Lupa, and Charbonneau rounded out the scoring.
The West Haven Bantam AA travel hockey team lost two of three games this. After falling to Darien AA and Simsbury A, the Westies closed the weekend with a victory over Central AA.
Thomas Porto and Mickey Dowd scored in the 5-2 loss.
West Haven dropped its second straight with a 3-2 loss. Ben Gilbert scored off an assist from Ronnie Mastroni with 8:36 remaining in the second period. Dowd scored off assists from Matt Stevens and McCarthy Bryan Hong made 34 saves in the loss for West Haven.
West Haven got back on the winning track with a dominant 4-0 victory over Central. Brady Price scored off assists from Gilbert ,McCarthy, Porto, and Stevens scored
The West Haven Bantam team played to a 1-1 tie against Wonderland AA in its only contest of this weekend. Sunday’s game at the Edward L. Bennett Rink saw the Westies score their lone goal in the second period with 7:16 remaining. Price started the play by getting the puck in the zone to Mastroni. Wonderland took advantage and scored the tying goal in the final minute of the game.