Wellington Roller Hockey League Highlights

The winners of the 2022 WRHA Prep Skills Competition.

The Wellington Roller Hockey Association is continuing its season at Village Park. Shown below are capsule summaries from WRHA Week 14 games.

Prep Skills Competition — The WRHA held its annual prep skills competition on Feb. 16. Trophies were awarded to the champions of each individual event. The winners were: Logan Stepp (fastest B-line skater), Felipe Deguzman (shootout champion and fastest A-line skater), Ava Taylor (top shootout goalie), Andres Suarez Paz (sharpshooter A-line), Amanda Warszycki (sharpshooter B-line) and Lauren Deguzman (shootout champion B-line).

Prep Rangers 5, Prep Panthers 4 — The Prep Rangers and Panthers had to go to overtime this week to settle a seesaw battle. After the Panthers stormed back from a 4-2 deficit to tie the game in regulation, Chase Park’s OT goal won the contest for the Rangers. Additional Rangers scoring came from Jordan Candela (one goal), Carson Miller (one goal), Matthew Taylor (one goal), Amanda Warszycki (one goal), Tomas Uribe (one assist) and Nathan Mosquera (one assist). The Panthers were led by Jameson Quintus (two goals), Lauren Deguzman (one goal), Logan Stepp (one goal) and Tucker Holcombe (one assist). Goalie Ava Taylor (16 saves) had a strong showing and got the victory for the Rangers, while Justin Spina (11 saves) was solid for the Panthers, denying several Rangers chances on the doorstep.

Junior Panthers 6, Junior Bruins 5 — On the Juniors circuit, the Bruins and Panthers once again went extra time in a tight game that was settled in a shootout. Luc Hanchuk scored the only goal in a six-round shootout for the Panthers’ 6-5 victory. The Panthers led 1-0 after the first period, and the game was knotted at 3-3 after two periods. Tucker Allen of the Panthers scored the game-tying goal with 1.6 seconds left to send the game into overtime. Panthers scoring came from Tucker Allen (two goals), Luc Hanchuk (two goals, one assist) and Gelo Gonzalez (one goal). The Bruins scoring came from Ben Schwartz (two goals), Levi Sandholzer (three goals, one assist) and James Warszycki (one assist). Jason Hanchuk was stellar in net, making 22 of 28 saves, while his counterpart Blu Wahl stopped 22 of 26 shots.

Learn more about the league at www.wellingtonrollerhockey.com.