Agawam Squirt AAA's win Valley League Division Championship!
AGAWAM YOUTH HOCKEY SQUIRT AAA's WIN THE DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP!
(April 5, 2014) The 2013-2014 Agawam Youth Hockey Squirt AAA team finished off their season Saturday afternoon, April 5, by beating the Natick Comets, 6-2, to win the Valley League Squirt North American Division Championship. The win marked the second championship of the season (the team captured the New Hampshire Avalanche Martin Luther King Classic title in February) to go along with a runner up finish in the Larry Fournier Memorial Tournament in early March.
The Chiefs came at the Comets strong right from the opening face-off. Behind the line of Dylan Williams, Jimmy Ayers (3g, 1a) and Luc Moruzzi (1g), they built up a quick 2-0 lead. More offense from the Peter Gourdeau, Philip Parker (1g) and Drew Dolan (1a) unit had the Chiefs up by 3 at the first period break. From that point, the Chiefs relied on their steady goalkeeping of Grant Landon and the stingy defense of Chase Davis (1g, 3a), Charlie Faldi (1a), Aiden Parker and Harlan Graber. More offense in the second and third period as well as some great penalty killing and aggressive fore-checking by line mates Jack Erdmann (1a) , Emmett Harris (2a) and Leo Kagan made the march to the championship a true team effort.
The Chiefs finished the season with a 26-13-5 mark.
The team was coached by Ed Davis and Rob Erdmann of Manchester as well as Brian Graber, Joe Harris and Andy Ayers of Hamilton.