The Wellington Roller Hockey Association opened its season at Village Park recently. Below are capsule summaries of Week 1 games.
Prep Panthers 5, Prep Rangers 4 — In Week 1 action, the Prep Panthers, led by Felix Deguzman’s five goals, nipped the Rangers 5-4. The seesaw battle, with several lead changes, was decided with three minutes left in the game. Rangers scoring came from Tomas Uribe (goal/assist), Amanda Warszycki (goal), Rimon Ghiwali (goal) and Braxton Blouin (goal). Hayden Baker, the Rangers goalie, was stellar between the pipes.
Juniors Bruins 5, Juniors Panthers 4 — The Junior Bruins edged the Panthers 5-4 (2-0 in shootout) in a game that was decided in extra time. After the Bruins had taken a lead on a late Trey Cooper goal, the Panthers answered back with Jorge Argaez’ wrister from the wing to tie and force the game into overtime. The Panthers’ Luc Hanchuk led all goal scorers with a Hat Trick (three goals), while the Bruins’ Ben Schwartz had two goals and an assist. Other scorers for the Bruins were James Warszycki and David Kane (assist). Shootout goals were scored by the Bruins’ Michael Hoge and Ben Schwartz. Tucker Allen of the Panthers chipped in with an assist.
Learn more about the league at www.wellingtonrollerhockey.com.