Gateway Youth Hockey Gladiators end season with 4-3 playoff loss

Nov 13, 2017

The Gateway Youth Hockey Gladiators Midget Blue team finished its season with a 4-3 playoff loss to Martha’s Vineyard.

Tyler Lovendale opened up the scoring for the Gladiators, less than two minutes into the game. He took a pass from Quirino doCanto and Zack Lovendale, skated in and beat the goalie over his shoulder. The Mariners then scored the next two goals of the period, ending it with a 2-1 lead.

The Gladiators started the second period on a power play. doCanto took advantage, 20 seconds into the period, scoring on a one-timer in the slot, after a pass from Tyler Lovendale. With the score tied at two, the Mariners scored again, taking another lead. It didn't last long, as doCanto blocked a shot, skated in on a break away, and beat the goalie with some quick moves.

The two teams battled hard for the remainder of the period, and the game went into overtime. With both teams tired, late in the overtime period, a Mariners defenseman snuck in and got off a hard wrist shot, that beat Ethan Allegrini in net, with 17 seconds left. Allegrini still made 50 saves on the day, including two breakaways, during overtime.

The Gladiators finished with 9 wins, 5 losses, and 1 tie on the season. Some of the statistics on the season: doCanto 20G, 23A, Z. Lovendale 10G, 15A, T. Lovendale 10G, 11A, Gallagher 5G, 3A and Allegrini 92 Save Percentage and 2.00 GA.