1 Gateway Youth Hockey team ends regular season
The Gladiators Mite C team lost its weekend game against the Southcoast Panthers and will return to the ice on Nov. 18 while the Gladiators Midget Blue team's regular season is done, with a chance to head to the playoffs. For game summaries, see below.
Gladiators Mite C
On Nov. 4, the Gladiators Mite C team lost against the Southcoast Panthers. Desmond Murphy scored the lone goal for the Gladiators. Playing strong defense for the Gladiators were Andrew Soucy, Keeghan Hewak, and Jake Lovendale. In the net, Tomas doCanto made some highlight saves, facing 48 shots. The Gladiators return to the ice on Nov. 18.
Gladiators Midget Blue
The Gladiators Midget Blue team played its final regular season game on Nov. 4, finishing the season with a 5-3 victory over the Devils. Noah Reardon got the Gladiators on the board halfway through the first period, taking a pass from Quirino doCanto, in the slot, and beat the goalie with a quick shot.
Also getting an assist on the play was Tyler Lovendale. Lovendale added the next goal, with a little over a minute left in the period, with the assist going to doCanto. Just over 20 seconds later, doCanto stole the puck and beat the goalie, giving the Gladiators a 3-0 lead going into the second period.
Lovendale added his second goal, with just under 8 minutes left in the game, assisted again by doCanto. Then, there was a momentum shift, and the Devils poured in three goals over the next 2 minutes, cutting the Gladiators lead to one. Zack Lovendale then stopped the bleeding, stole a puck at center ice, skated through a few Devils players, and beat the goalie with a quick shot over his shoulder.
Alex DeMarco played well in net, making 23 saves, on the day. The Gladiators finished the regular season with 9 wins, 4 losses, and 1 tie. They have a shot to make the playoffs, their first year in the Southern New England Hockey Conference League.