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Bantams Advance in MCYHL Playoffs

Both the Watchung Hills Jr. Warriors Hockey Bantam Black and Bantam Gold teams celebrated Friday night in strong wins that will take them to the finals in the MCYHL playoffs.

Bantam Gold

Bantam Gold secured their spot first in a game against Hanover. The game started slow with only one unassisted goal in the first period by Warriors Daniel Gallant (Stirling). Hanover waited until the second period to answer and while it looked to be a close game, Warriors leveled-up with two of their own goals in the second period, both by Alex Rozak (Warren) to take a 3-1 lead over Hanover. That didn’t slow the Warriors down who went on in the third to score three more goals two by Pete DaSilva (Greenbrook), and another by Gallant. Warriors Gold finished 6-1. They will play Randolph for the league championship Friday night at 9pm at Mennen Arena in Morristown.

Daniel Gallant for Bantam Gold

Bantam Black

Bantam Black went 0-0 in the first period in what looked to be a tough match-up against Wayne. The Warriors however came on strong in the second period with goals by Jacob Fullman (Millington), and two by Arkin Navin (Watchung) to make it a 3-0 game, Warriors. Hanover came back in the third to score one goal, but were no match for the Warriors who scored four more in the third. Goals by Evzen Tormasi (Martinsville), Lucas Rowman (Bridgewater), another by Navin, and Julian Joglekar (Warren). The Warriors Bantam Black team will go on to play Rockaway Sunday morning at 7am.

Jacob Fullman takes a face-off.

Mites Dominate in Jamboree

The mites played in the MCYHL Mite Jamboree and dominated over teams from Beacon Hill, West Morris, Rockaway and Roxbury.

PeeWees and Squirts Fall

Watchung Hills Jr. Warriors Hockey Peewee and Squirt teams both fell in the first round of playoffs. Peewees to Roxbury and Squirts to Denville. Both teams had strong developmental seasons and expect to come back strong in the 2020-2021 season.

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Watchung Hills Jr. Hockey Playoffs Scheduled

The schedule is out for first week of the MCYHL playoffs. All teams will be entering the first round starting February 21 (also Hockey Week Across America). Go Warriors!

Friday February 21

Watchung Hills Jr. Warriors Bantam Gold v. Hanover at 8:45pm

Watchung Hills Jr. Warriors Bantam Black v. Wayne at 9:00pm

Saturday February 22

Watchung Hills Jr. Warriors Peewees v. Roxbury Blue at 9:15am

Watchung Hills Jr. Warriors Mites face-off in the Jamboree on Rink 3 11am-12:30pm

Sunday February 23

Watchung Hills Jr. Warriors Squirts v. Denville at 1:30pm

**All games are played out of Mennen Arena in Morristown.

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Watchung Hills Jr. Warriors Go 2-2-1 on the Weekend

The Watchung Hills Jr. Warriors Bantam teams go 2-0 with wins against Wayne and Randolph.

Friday night, the Watchung Hills Jr. Warriors Hockey Bantam Gold squeaked out their win against Randolph. In a tight back and forth game, Randolph scored the first goal against goalie Andrew Martin (Metuchen) and with only 53 seconds left in the first period Jack Ost, with an assist from Severyn Kohmak (Watchung) answered, ended the period in a 1-1 tie.

The second and third periods were an even back and forth with the Warriors putting in the final goal to finish the game 8-7 over Randolph.

Saturday started early for the Warriors Bantam Black team against Wayne. The game stayed even at 0-0 through the second period, but the Warriors came in strong in the third to score three unanswered goals by Daniel Adams (Bedminster), Brady Siefert (Warren), and the final goal again by Adams. Warriors win 3-0.

Sam Lopes (Millington) stands tough on defense.

PeeWees Outmatched

The Warriors PeeWees played Rockaway in what turned into a blowout and Warriors loss. Scoring just two goals, the Warriors were outmatched to Rockaway’s 7. Both Warriors goals were scored by Michael Kurtas (Basking Ridge) with assists from Michael Galiani (Warren).

Michael Galiani (Warren)

Squirts Fall to West Morris

The Squirts played Sunday against West Morris and while the team came in strong, they couldn’t hold on to what started as a tight game and ended up losing 8-3. Warriors’ goals were scored by Patrick Linden (Gillette), Holden Flynn (Gillette), and Sam Friedman (Warren).

Jake Campos (Gillette)

Mites Tie

Mites tie Denville.