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Agawam Mites Youth Hockey Stays Atop League After Andover Win

A wrap-up of Agawam youth hockey games from the past weekend.

In two games this past weekend, the Agawam Chief Mite teams skated against Andover in some competitive games.

Agawam Mites Beat Andover 4-2

The Agawam Mite AA squad traveled to Philips Andover Academy Saturday afternoon to face their feisty League rival, Andover. The game went back and forth in the first period with Agawam goaltender Sam York and the Andover Keeper making several key stops.

Agawam finally broke the scoreless deadlock early in the second period with 2 goals from Jack Erdmann, the first off a gorgeous Owen Faldi pass in the corner.  The Chiefs held a slim lead in to the third period and added 2 more scores from Harlan Graber and Luke Demaso.  Great defense by Michael Deoreo, Max Almeida and Nate Ingelfinger kept the Chiefs ahead and the score ended 4-2.

The team sits atop their Valley League Division at 5-2-1.  The team has exhibited a well balanced attack all season and fantastic team play from Deuce Morton, Rafael Clark and William Moroney.  

The Chiefs travel to Merrimack College next Saturday to face Masco.

Agawam Mite 2s Tie Andover 3-3

Facing a two-goal deficit entering the final period the Agawam Mite 2s skated hard to earn a 3-3 tie against Andover at Methuen High School rink Sunday afternoon.  Chief forwards Coleman Connors, Cooper Davis, Boden Jobe and Nate Jones kept up the offensive pressure after Andover scored early in the first period.  Zach Walles knotted the score at 8:11 of the second period on a pass from Quinn Brady.  Andover scored two more goals to close out the second period and set up the Chiefs' exciting comeback.

Matthew Cusolito struck first in the third on Brady's second assist of the game.   Walles later took a pass in the slot from Cusolito and snapped it by Andover's goaltender to tie the score at three.  Agawam goalie Colby Doane, playing an excellent first game in net, made a game-saving diving stop on a breakaway with under three minutes left.  Coaches Connors, Clarke and Jobe then received strong defensive play from Aiden Clarke, Peter Gillis, Evan Haughey and Sam Phippin to secure the tie.

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