Two youth hockey teams take home championships

Apr 03, 2017
Courtesy of: Jay Pateakos The Gateway Gladiator Squirts.

The Gaetway Gladiator Squirts closed out the season with a dramatic win over Whitman-Hanson-Kingston in the championship game of the Yankee Conference on Saturday. The Gladiators went down 4-0 with less than a minute left in the second period. However, before the period was over the Gladiators would start their comeback. Tommy Clavell scored with seven seconds left to make the score 4-1. Ben Hebbel scored early in the second to bring the Gladiators within two. Next, Brayden Hathon scored from the blue line to make the score 4-3. Brayden Cannon tied the game 4-4 and Hebbel added two more to make the final score 6-5. The Gladiators scored all six goals in under 10 minutes.

The Pee Wees finished out their impressive single-loss season with a Yankee Championship on Sunday. The Gladiators beat the Coastal Stars 6-0 to take home the win. Nathan Ribeiro scored four times to lead the offense. Also adding goals were Ty Rebeiro and Matthew Paling. Goaltender Ryker King secured the shutout.

The Gateway Pee Wee team. (Courtesy of: Jay Pateakos)
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