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Squirt B's rolling in Valley League Playoffs
The Squirt B team has been flying high for the second half of the...
Montreal Recap
WYH ventured north of the border in an absolutely treacherous snowstorm...

Squirt B's rolling in Valley League Playoffs

The Squirt B team has been flying high for the second half of the season, going on a 13-game run without a loss (10 wins and 3 ties).  This past weekend, the killer B’s travelled to South Boston for their first meeting with the second-place team in the division, playing two games and came away with a dominant 6-3 win and a 5-5 tie that went down to the final seconds.  This capped back to back weeks with games on both Saturdays and Sundays where the whole team chipped in for solid efforts at both ends of the ice. 

The B team is fortunate to have not one, but two solid goaltenders available to lock things down between the pipes. Thomas Theaumont and Callie Huntoon have been seamless in their rotation.  A week ago, Thomas pitched a 4-0 shutout at Somerville and then Callie followed that up with a 6-1 win over Belmont.  When they’re not wearing the goalie pads, they both contribute with their share of goals to help out on offense. In fact, Thomas notched a pair against Belmont. Matthew Murphy also had a big game with a pair of goals plus an assist on a Tyler Vaida score.  James Hatcher rounded out the scoring with a goal and an assist.

The win over Somerville included a big goal from Rowan Kelly, on a redirect of a Brendan Lopes wrister.  Tyler Vaida also chipped in with a coast to coast rush to beat the goaltender on the stick side for his first of two tallies on the weekend.  The stout corps of defensemen Alex GuadagnoCiara ShevoryAbby Presley and Tyler Vaida helped ensure Thomas’ shutout was preserved.

With four players missing from the lineup in our first game against Southie (including several of our regular defensemen), winger Jack Nadarajah stepped up to play some rock-solid D, alongside defensive stalwart Alex Guadagno. Left wing Will Presley also made his first appearance on the blue line and came up big making several key stops thanks to his speed and ability to catch a breakaway from behind.  Mite A’s Dennis Ash and AJ Rodrigues were brought in to help shore up our first two lines and both contributed with spectacular goals.  Graham Williamson notched the second goal of the game when he ripped one from the top of the right circle.  James Hatcher and Matthew Murphy rounded out the scoring for game 1 against Southie at 6-3.

The second game started off like the first with the Westwood B’s flying at full speed and narrowly missing on several close chances.  An accidental deflection into our own net put us down 0-1, but Brendan Lopes quickly responded with a big goal to tie it up.  Matthew Murphy got the second period started with his second goal of the weekend, assisted by Jack Button and Ciara Shevory.  From here it was a back and forth battle, with Southie responding in kind to tie it at 2-2.  Jack “Breakaway” Button busted loose multiple times to threaten in the offensive zone, only to be stymied by the hot glove of the Shamrock goalie. The dynamic duo of Hatcher and Williamson worked their magic again when Will Presley fed a beautiful centering pass to Hatcher who unloaded a quick-release wrister on net and Williamson capitalized on a big rebound to find the back of the net. Southie responded to tie it before the end of the 2nd period.  Abby Presley got the third period off to a good start and did her number 4 justice making an impressive coast to coast rush and finishing with a fantastic deke to bury it for the lead.  The Shamrocks would not go quietly and battled back to tie it 4-4 and quickly scored another to take a 5-4 lead.  The kids from Westwood never gave up and kept battling.  With less than three minutes to play, Jack Nadarajah found James Hatcher for the tying goal.  Westwood kept up the pressure with big chances from Jack Button and others, but time expired before we could pot another goal.  

The B’s have one more regular season game before starting the playoffs next week, where they are well positioned for a deep run, having beaten all three teams that are seeded higher than them. 

by posted 03/12/2020
Montreal Recap

WYH ventured north of the border in an absolutely treacherous snowstorm on Thursday and descended immediately upon the hotel bar where an overwhelmed Sebastian did his best (not well) to calm the rattled nerves of the weary travelers. The Squirt A's came in second place losing in the finals 2-0 versus a 2009 Elite Club Team, the highlight was their 3-0 shutout over the DDO Civics. CJ Hancock was dominant between the pipes all weekend long, Ben Sicular and Lucas Willette each had 4 points. The Pee Wee team came in 3rd place with a convincing win over the Providence Hockey Club. Logan Lewis, Connor Ryan, Seamus Rolfe, and Luke Martin provided the offensive spark. Sean Joyce played stellar in the net keeping the team in every game they played. The Girls U10 team faced 2 of the absolute best teams in Canada (seriously look them up) the Brampton Canadettes with their 8!!! Person Coaching Staff and the Kanata Rangers, it was a great experience for the tightest group of friends in Westwood Youth Hockey. The Squirt Bs showed great determination and were able to tie a very good team from Harfangs St Bruno.

The kids represented themselves, their families and Westwood Youth Hockey incredibly well. There were many hours logged in the pool, playing knee hockey and keeping 1 very overzealous security guard on his toes. The Squirt As were able to tour the Bell Centre and several groups went to the Montreal-Vegas game on Saturday night. Everyone got to experience the local culture and all that entailed. The friendships and bonds formed on the trip will last a lifetime

by posted 01/20/2020

by posted 12/01/2019
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