Agawam Youth Hockey Teams Notch Big Wins as Year End Approaches
The Agawam Pee Wee A, Mite A and Squirts teams all had a successful weekend on the ice.
Agawam PeeWee A Team Completes a Successful Weekend Winning Two Games
The Agawam PeeWee A youth hockey team defeated Tewksbury 5-0 on Friday night. Agawam got a solid effort in net from Squirt goaltender Henry Cabot, who was making a guest appearance in net. Strong defensive performances by Sam Cabot, Mark Roselli, and Brynne O'Connor and relentless back checking by Corina Dorr and Ben Gibson aided Cabot in his shutout.
Henry Jones got the Chiefs on the board in the first period, potting a nice feed from Christian Fabbri. Simon Peterson made it 2-0. Fabbri then made it 3-0, backhanding a top corner shot after a feed from Jones. Mark Roselli scored to make it 4-0. Connor Gilligan finished the scoring.
The Chiefs fought from behind to defeat Methuen 4-3. Trailing 3-2 with four minutes to play, Connor Gilligan tied the game and then, two minutes later, Tucker Spencer netted the game winner. Gilligan, Simon Peterson, and Corina Dorr were the other goal scorers.
Henry Jones (2), Nate Hyde, Spencer, and Fabbri had the helpers.
The Chiefs improved to 14-4-2 on the season, earning them the top spot in the Valley League "A" South Division.
Agawam Squirts Continue to Compete Against Valley League Elite
This past weekend the Agawam Squirt AA team continued its successful season, competing favorably against teams in the Valley League’s top division for their age group.
On Saturday, trailing a tough Acton-Boxboro team 3-1 in the third period, the gutsy Chiefs fought back in dramatic fashion to end in a 3-3 tie. While the tie was secured by a brilliant shot from the left point by Billy Curtis, the Chiefs were kept in the game throughout by another solid game in net by Henry Cabot.
The Chiefs also received solid defensive efforts by Clint Gourdeau, Michael Ayers, Aidan Cann and Cooper McNinch.
Agawam also benefitted by strong contributions offensively by Colby Guyer, who scored the game’s first goal, Will Jones, Conor Evers, Cameron Guyer and George Gibson.
On Sunday, the Chiefs traveled to Saugus to play a Wizards team known for their disciplined play and crisp passing. Led again by Cabot in net, who held the Wizards scoreless, the Chiefs held off the Wizards play by solid efforts on both ends of the ice. In this game, two goals by Will Jones were all the Chiefs would need to secure a well-deserved 2-0 win.
Agawam Mite A Team Avenges Earlier Loss to Cape Ann
The Agawam Mite AA travel hockey team took on crosstown rival Cape Ann Sunday afternoon at Pingree School. Looking to avenge a 10-4 lopsided defeat three weeks earlier, the Chiefs came out buzzing from the opening shift to the final buzzer.
Luc Moruzzi got the Chiefs on the scoreboard first with a late first period goal and Jimmy Ayers made it 2-0 early in the second. Excellent defense by Chase Davis, Jack Curtis, Dylan Cole and Emmett Harris kept Cape Ann off the scoreboard mid-way through the game. The game remained very tight until mid-way through the third period when Jack Erdmann broke through the Cape Ann defense and tallied with seven minutes to go followed by an insurance goal from Ayers one minute later. Final score; Agawam 5, Cape Ann 3.
The coaching staff applauded the team for their aggressive skating and teamwork. Great offensive pressure from Lucy Werner, Sam Curtis, Herbie Collins and Charlie Faldi as well as outstanding net minding from Drew Dolan made it a great win for the Chiefs.
Agawam sits atop their division with an 11-2-2 record with two more league games before traveling to Graf arena in Newburyport to compete in the Larry Fournier Invitational the first week of March.