2000-12-16 / Sports

Rockies Juniors And Mites Teams Take It To The Rink

Rockies Juniors And Mites
Teams Take It To The Rink

On Saturday afternoon, the Rockies juniors faced-off in two fast-paced consecutive games. Match number one was a contest of sheer determination as Joe Forcina’s Blue team battled Chris Reilly’s Gray team to a 4-4 tie. Blue Bravehearts include James Brown and Sean Kirby with one goal a piece and Kristy Forcina with two goals. Nick Mohr did a great job in the net, while James Pareja and Andrew Cahalan showed strong offensive efforts.

Gray Gladiators involved in the scoring campaign were Chris Reilly and Jason Perrone each with a goal and Matt Perrone who scored twice. Danny Munday and Zach Young shared the netminder spot and between both of them deflected numerous opposition shots. Chris Burti and Matt Ellis bolstered the defense as Jon-Michael Brothers played an awesome rightwing.

A gritty match played out in game two as John Moore’s White juniors topped Toddy Farragher’s Purple juniors 7-5. Purple pressure came from Eddie Warren with one goal and T.J. Liable and Andrew Ambrosecchio who each found the net twice. GT Ariel Fieldman withstood a lot of White pressure as Michael Reen and Jacob Menaged created many scoring chances.

White Warriors involved in the scoring raid were William Trusstum with one goal, Eric Negron with two goals and Nicholas Cholakis with a hat trick. Neil Howard was simply stellar in net, while Stephen Dripchak and Patrick Nee made notable contributions at both ends of the rink. Michael Dunn set up many fine plays, while Thomas Ryan and Thomas McElhatton demonstrated the value of a strong defense.

Next Saturday the puck drops at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

On Sunday morning, the Rockies’ Red Mites lost 4-3 to the Green Mites. Anthony Allocco was spectacular in goal and defended the Red net against heavy Green pressure. Thomas Kirby came through with a goal and John McCabe scored twice. James Reen and Robert Peters turned in strong offensive performances, while Deidre Munday and Cathryn Brown played effectively at both ends of the rink. The contest was close and the Red Mites look forward to their next face-off.

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