All five of the Jr. Warriors Hockey teams played over the weekend. Finishing with two wins–for Bantam Gold and our Mites and three losses.
PeeWees V. Rockaway
The PeeWees started off the weekend Friday night against Rockaway in a tough match-up. Rockaway started off strong with three unanswered goals in the first and second periods. The Warriors, slow to start, fired up in the third period with a goal just seconds in by Michael Kurtas (Basking Ridge), assisted by Sean Gennaro (Greenbrook). The goal went unanswered until Kurtas scored again, unassisted on a power play. Minutes later, Rockaway answered to finish the game with a 4-2 loss for the Warriors. Jackson Fleming (Basking Ridge) was goalie.
Bantam Black v. Rockaway
Immediately following the PeeWee game, Jr. Warriors Bantam Black took the ice, also against Rockaway in an even tougher matchup.
Despite an onslaught of penalties on Rockaway, the Warriors suffered a 4-0 loss.
Mites v. Rockaway
While Mites don’t technically keep score, we know the kids do. Mites pulled out a win against a big Rockaway team. Beau Carr (Warren) was goalie for this week’s game.
Bantam Gold v. Hanover
In the Jr. Warriors’ second win of the weekend, Bantam Gold overtook Hanover in an 8-1 win early Sunday morning. The early-bird game didn’t slow the Jr. Warriors down with Severyn Khomak (Watchung) starting things off halfway into the first period with a goal off Paulie Marino (Stirling) and less than a minute later, Alex Rozek (Warren) put in another unassisted goal. Kailen Vyas (Greenbrook) finished off the first period with assists from Alex Rozek and Blaze Perez (Stirling) leaving the Warriors with a 3-0 lead.
Early in the second period the Warriors Blaze Perez (Stirling) scored off assists from Kailen Vyas and Sawyer Flynn (Gillette), West Morris answered late in the second to leave the period with a score of 4-1 Warriors.
In the third the Warriors went on to score four unanswered goals by Paulie Marino (Stirling), unassisted, Severyn Khomack (Watchung) assisted by Daniel Gallant (Stirling), Alek Bergners (Warren), assisted by Kailen Vyas (Greenbrook), and an unassisted goal again by Severyn Khomak to finish the game.
Squirts v. West Morris White
Goalie Kayden Thursfield-Ritchie (Warren) kept the Jr. Warriors Squirts in the game against West Morris, taking a total of 40 shows on net. The Squirts lost 6-2.
West Morris scored in the first period with an answer by the Jr. Warriors Owen Devine (Gillette), assisted by Ryland Flynn (Gillette). West Morris scored another to finish the first period 2-1, West Morris.
It was all West Morris in the second period bringing the score to 4-1 going into the third. The Jr. Warriors started the third strong with an unassisted goal by Holden Flynn (Gillette), but they couldn’t recover fast enough and West Morris finished the game with a 6-2 win.