Agawam Pee-Wee 2s Top Everett/Revere
The Agawam Youth Hockey Pee-Wees 2 team skated to a 3-2 victory over the Everett/Revere Pee-Wees 2 team this past weekend. The Chiefs' Charlie Davis opened the scoring with an unassisted goal in the first period while goaltender Matt Carte held firm behind defensemen Jack Dufresne, Brett Beaulieu and Nate Hyde.
Everett-Revere fough back with two goals in the second period to go up 2-1. Aidan Hammond tied the game for Agawam early in the third period with assists going to Will Hogan and Owen Dorau.
The game winner was scored by Hannah Moroney with assists to Alex Paddelaro and Tucker Apgar.
Agawam Bantam 1s Remain on Roll; Beat Groton 6-3
Agawam's Bantam 1 team battled a tough Groton Bantam team on Sunday, ultimately prevailing with a hard fought 6-3 victory.
With Robert Carter in goal for Agawam, the Chiefs went up early on an unassisted end to end effort by defenseman Ricky Calvani. After Groton went up 2-1 with two quick goals, Gavin Cann took a feed from Mikey Gillis and calmly slotted home to tie the game at two goal each. Center Danny Frey put the Chiefs up 3-2 on a feed from Mark Turner.
Groton again fought back to knot the game at 3-3. Agawam's defensive back line of Alex Apgar, Robbie Sheppard and Mark Turner then tightened up and shut down Groton for the balance of the game.
Gillis slotted home a close in rebound of a shot by Gavin Cann to make it 4-3. Dan Frey rifled home top shelf from a severe angle to put the chiefs up 5-3 on assists from Patrick Meaney and Jack Gourdeau, and Calvani again scored unassisted to make the final score 6-3.
Agawam Chiefs Mite 2s Score 5–1 Win Over Andover East
The Agawam Chiefs Mite 2s combined quick-strike offense with exceptional team defense to defeat Andover East 5–1 at Phillips Academy in Andover on Sunday.
Zack Walles netted the hat trick with two goals coming 35 seconds apart in the first period. Hard work by Nate Jones and Coleman Connors pried the puck loose from several Andover defenders to spring Walles on a breakaway for his first goal at 2:41. The three combined again at 2:06, helped by the defensive pairing of Cooper Davis and Finn Russell, who pinned the puck in Andover’s zone until Walles found the back of the net.
The Chiefs extended their lead to 3–0 at 4:18 of the second period when Quinn Brady’s nifty pass off the boards at center ice sent Walles on another scoring drive. Andover mounted several scoring chances in the middle stanza that were snuffed out by the hustling defense of Aidan Clarke and Bodin Jobe or turned aside by goalie Matthew Cusolito.
In the third period, Connors scored from close range at 10:41 with helpers Walles and Sam Phippen. Just over a minute later Phippen took a pass from Walles along the right wing boards and skated past the defense for the score.
Andover broke through at the 7:50 mark to make it 5–1. But forwards Colby Doane and Peter Gillis carried the play to Andover’s end with excellent scoring bids and the Chiefs defense stiffened to close out the game.