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.
Agawam Squirt AAA's (1) Win the Martin Luther King Classic!
(Feburary 20, 2014) The Agawam Squirt AAA Youth Hockey Team spent the past holiday weekend competing in the Northern Cyclones MLK Classic Invitational tournament in Hudson, NH.
Behind a lone tally by stalwart defenseman Chase Davis and outstanding goalkeeping by Grant Landon, the Chiefs beat the North Shore Shamrocks in the championship game, 1-0 on Monday afternoon.
The Chiefs played their best hockey of the season the entire weekend finishing 3-1 with all 3 victories resulting in shutouts for Landon. The team exhibited great team play throughout. The lines of Jimmy Ayers (7 goals), Dylan Williams (I assist) and Leo Kagan (1 assist) as well as Jack Erdmann (5 goals), Emmitt Harris (3 assists) and Drew Dolan (1 goal, 1 assist) provided consistent offense. Outstanding forechecking and penalty killing by Luc Moruzzi, Harlan Graber and Peter Gourdeau also were major contributions to the Chiefs march to the championship. The foursome of defenseman led by line-mates Davis (4 goals, 1 assist) and Charlie Faldi (1 goal , 1 assist) as well as brothers Philip and Aidan Parker (2 assists each) exhibited outstanding shut down defense throughout each contest.
The Chiefs return to Valley League play next week against division leading Natick and the Worcester Jr. Sharks.
Agawam Youth Hockey is a non profit youth hockey organization serving the towns of Hamilton, Wenham, Ipswich, Essex and Manchester. It is part of the Mass Hockey organization and participates in the Valley Hockey League. (www.agawamhockey.com)
Photo (L to R): 1st row: Goalie Grant Landon; 2nd row: Dylan Williams, Jimmy Ayers, Emmitt Harris, Drew Dolan, Aidan Parker, Jack Erdmann; 3rd row: Peter Gourdeau, Luc Moruzzi, Leo Kagan, Harlan Graber; Top row: Phillip Parker, Charlie Faldi, Chase Davis with Team Coaches: Rob Erdmann, Joe Harris and Ed Davis.
Agawam MITE A's Win 2012 Valley League Championship!
by agawam posted 04/09/2012
The Agawam Mite A Youth Hockey Team traveled to the Malden Ice Palace Saturday morning to battle league rival Stoneham to decide the League Championship. Stoneham entered the tournament as the #1 seed while the Chiefs were the #3 seed.
As was the case for their previous 5 contests, the game was hotly contested. Stoneham opened the scoring early in the first period while Agawam countered with a top shelf wrist shot off the stick of Luc Moruzzi and a nifty breakaway goal from high scoring centerman Jimmy Ayers. The game went back and forth from there with no team having more than a 1 goal lead. Agawam struck 2 more times in regulation including a gorgeous tip in goal by Ayers off a Jack Erdmann shot from outside the faceoff circle. Stellar defense the whole game by Chase Davis, Charlie Faldi, Dylan Cole and Drew Dolan as well as spectacular goaltending from Herbie Collins kept the Stoneham offense at bay for most of the contest.
After 3 periods, the game was tied 4-4. The overtime extra frame was highlighted by constant pressure from the Chiefs and ended with Ayers netting his 4th goal of the game wrisiting the puck over the Stoneham keeper's glove to secure the victory.
On their way to the championship, the Chiefs beat a tough Amesbury squad as well as cross town rivals Cape Ann. Emmett Harris registered points in all 3 games with linemates Erdmann and Moruzzi and excellent 2 way hockey was played by Sam Curtis (1 goal, 1 assist), Lucy Werner (2 goals, 1 assist) and Jack Curtis (2 assists).
Agawam Squirt 1's Win the 2012 Fournier Tournament!
by agawam posted 03/15/2012
Squirt 1 Division Championship
Agawam 5, Newburyport 2
In the Squirt division, two Agawam teams captured titles in their respective divisions.
The Agawam Squirt 1 team scored a 5-2 victory over heavy favorites Newburyport. After losing to the Clippers in tournament play 6-0, the Chiefs saved its best for this contest. Led by Henry Cabot, who put forth a solid performance in net, the Chiefs won the game through a staunch defensive effort by Michael Ayers, Clint Gourdeau, Aidan Cann and Cooper McNinch, consistently keeping the Clippers out of the offensive zone. The Chiefs received strong offensive contributions from goal scorers Colby Guyer, Will Jones and Billy Curtis, and from the unselfish passing of Cam Guyer, Conor Evers and George Gibson.
Agawam Squirt 3's Win the 2012 Fournier Tournament!
by agawam posted 03/15/2012
Squirt 3 Championship
Agawam 4, Haverhill-Pentucket 3
The Squirt 3 squad completed the sweep sinking Haverhill-Pentucket 4-3. Representing the Squirt 3 team were: Brett Beaulieu, Jayden Morton, Kristen Bache, Michael Padellaro, Ethan Moynihan, Belle Dolan, Tyler Gillis, Matt Carter, Jonathan Sellers, Aidan Hammond, Owen Dorau, Alex Padellaro, Tatum Jobe, Grant Landon.