Congratulations to our Bantam Warriors who defeated Rockaway to be named MCYHL league champions.
The Warriors came out scoring with a 4:17 shorthanded goal in the 1stperiod by Christian Cuccia. Rockaway quickly answered just one minute later, ending the first in a 1-1 tie with two shorthanded goals.
Severyn Khomyak took advantage of a power play in the 2ndperiod to score and take the Warriors to a 2-1 lead. This was quickly followed by another Cuccia goal ending the second period with a 3-1 Warriors lead.
Starting the third period strong, Cuccia scored the fourth Warriors goal just one minute into the period. Rockaway responded two minutes later making it a 4-2 game.
The Warriors however were not to be deterred when Sawyer Flynn (Gillette) answered Rockaway immediately after the faceoff with a tip into the corner of the net taking the Warriors to a solid 5-2 lead.
This final Warriors goal revved things up in what had been, up to this point, a solid lead by the Warriors. Fired up, Rockaway scored three unanswered goals to tie the game at 5-5 with only 5 minutes left in the game. At 4:25, Cuccia came in strong to score the winning goal for the Warriors. With a final score of 6-5, the Watchung Hills Jr. Warriors Hockey Club took home another Bantam championship trophy.