The Agawam Chief Squirt AAA youth hockey team team traveled to on Friday night for a rematch against a scrappy Winthop team that had beaten them one week earlier.
In the second meeting, however, there would be a different outcome as Agawam seemed determined from the onset to avenge the earlier loss.
The Chiefs benefitted from the ferocious back-checking of Michael Ayers, Cooper McNinch, Aidan Cann and Clint Gourdeau and from another solid performance in goal by Henry Cabot, who notched another shut-out.
Offensively, the Chiefs scoring was started early by Will Jones, who blasted a blistering-wrist shot (unofficially clocked at 109 mph) from the left side that found its way into the top corner. Jones got the Chiefs on the board again in the third period when he deftly managed to corral a rebound in the crease and put it home. That was all the scoring the Chiefs needed, as the team continued to play solid hockey on both ends.
Following the win, Agawam coach Matt Cann was pleased with his team’s overall hustle, improved passing and the solid forechecking of George Gibson, Billy Curtis, Cameron Guyer, Colby Guyer and Conor Evers.
The Chiefs return to Malden again next weekend to take on Everett in another divisional match-up.