Wellington Roller Hockey Association Highlights From Week #5

A Learn to Skate Panthers team photo,

The Wellington Roller Hockey Association continued its season at Village Park on Sunday, Nov. 13. Below are capsule summaries of Week 5 games.

Learn to Skate Panthers — The Learn to Skate Panthers have been meeting Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. with coaches Ruben and Robert, and several other volunteers. This is the league’s largest group of Saturday skaters in recent years.

Prep Rangers 6, Prep Panthers 4 — The Prep Rangers and Panthers engaged in a see-saw battle Sunday that wasn’t determined until late in the third period. The Rangers scored early for a 1-0 lead after the first, and the teams were 3-3 after two periods. Jameson Quintus scored three of his six goals in the final period and staked the Rangers to a 6-3 lead they would not relinquish. The Panthers were led by Nolan Cohen’s three goals. Christopher Akner scored for the Panthers late to tighten the score. Justin Spina turned away 16 shots in victory for the Rangers, while Blake Stephan made 19 saves in a solid effort for the Panthers.

Prep Rangers 5, Prep Stars 2 — The Prep Rangers jumped out to an early 3-0 lead over the Stars after one period. The Stars scored late in the second to trail 3-1 after two periods, but the Rangers added a pair in the third to top the Stars 5-2. The Rangers were led by Elam Jacobs’ hat trick, and goals by Jameson Quintus and Andres Suarez Paz. Stars scoring came from Rimon Ghawali and Drew Cohen, each chipping in a goal. Shayla Candela added an assist for her first point of the year. Justine Spina of the Rangers was spectacular in the net, making 13 saves in the victory. Jace Stephan kept the game close for the Stars.

Junior Panthers 13, Junior Bruins 7 — The Junior Panthers erased an early first period deficit to tie the Bruins 3-3 after one. In the second, the teams traded goals and were again tied at 6-6 after two periods. The Panthers erupted for seven goals in the third to top the Bruins 13-7. The Panthers were led by Timothy Holmes’ seven goals. Jameson Quintus also had a big afternoon, adding four goals for the Panthers, while Alec Hirsch notched his first 2 goals of the season. Matthew Taylor led the Bruins with a pair of goals and a pair of assists (four points). Sean Gianotti added a hat trick (three goals) for the Bruins. James Quintus secured a victory in the net in his debut for the Panthers, while making nine saves. Ava Taylor faced 34 shots in a valiant effort for the Bruins.

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